Céline Cantat

  • Céline Cantat holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of East London, an MSc in Globalisation and Development from SOAS, University of London, and a BA in European Studies from King’s College London.

    Her academic work has focused on migration, humanitarianism, solidarity mobilisation and the relation between macro processes, such as globalisation and state formation, and the forced movement of people within and across borders. She has also worked on higher education and in particular on the politics of university access. She is the author of a range of scientific articles and the editor of three edited volumes. Céline had also taught a range of courses in France, the UK and Hungary and has been a visiting Lecturer at PSIA since 2020. 

    Following her doctoral research, Céline worked as Academic Director of a higher education access programme for refugee students and as a Marie Curie Individual Fellow studying solidarity mobilisation with and by refugees along the Balkan route at the Central European University in Budapest. She joined Sciences Po in 2019 as a Research Fellow with CERI as part of research project MAGYC. Céline has also worked with a range of migrants’ rights’ organisations in Europe, as well as with local and international NGOs and UN agencies assisting Palestinian and Iraqi refugees in Syria.
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