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Senior Researcher, UNAM
Luciana Gandini is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Legal Studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in the field of sociology of law. She is the Coordinator of the University Seminar on Internal Displacement, Migration, Exile and Repatriation (SUDIMER), which collects and promotes research on migration and human mobility at UNAM.
She is a specialist in migration and refugee policies within Mexico and Latin America, and the labor and sociolegal integration of people on the move among south-south and south-north migratory flows. Her recent research interests include: international migration, development, and human rights; voluntary and involuntary migration; the Venezuelan exodus and Central American caravans; and qualitative and quantitative research methods. In 2020, she researched the impacts of the COVID-19 health crisis on access to socioeconomic rights among migrants and refugees in Latin America.
In 2017 she founded the international network Migrare, composed of more than 200 migration experts from Latin America and beyond. In 2018, she received the UNAM award, National University Distinction for Young Researchers 2018. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies and a member of the Comparative Analysis on International Migration and Displacement in the Americas Research Group.
Dr. Gandini received a PhD in social sciences with a concentration in sociology from the College of Mexico (COLMEX) and a masters in population studies from FLACSO-Mexico.