I studied Political Science (Magister/M.A.) and Sociology (B.A.) at the University of Innsbruck (2004-2010), spending extensive study and research periods in Santiago de Chile and San José, Costa Rica. After a one-year traineeship at the Austrian Foreign Ministry and collaborations in a number of NGOs, I completed an MA in Migration Studies at the University of Sussex, where I then started my PhD as a Marie Sklodowska Curie Early-stage Research Fellow within the INTEGRIM network.

From April to October 2015, I was a visiting PhD candidate and member of the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration (GRITIM) at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.

From October 2015 to January 2016 I was a Visiting Researcher at the Pedro Arrupe Institute of Human Rights, University of Deusto, Bilbao.

I submitted my thesis in December 2017, and since February 2018 I am a Research Fellow at the Department of Geography, working on the international research project CEASEVAL (Horizon 2020).