Celine Cantat

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Celine Cantat is a Research Fellow at the CERI as part of H2020 project MAGYC, which focuses on the relation between 'crisis' as a set of discourses and practices, and the governance of migration. Her recent research has focused on migration solidarity mobilisation, globalisation and migration, racism and exclusion in Europe, and state formation and dynamics of mass displacement. 

Before starting at the CERI, Celine was a Marie Curie Individual Fellow at the CEU Center for Policy Studies as part of project MigSol examining solidarity with and by migrants and refugees along the Balkan route. She also acted as Academic Program Manager of CEU’s OLIve-UP, a university preparatory program for refugee students, and conducted a postdoctoral project concerned with solidarity mobilisation with refugees in Hungary.

Previously, Celine completed her PhD in Refugee Studies at the Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging, at the University of East London, and spent a year at Migrinter, Universite de Poitiers, as an INTEGRIM Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher. Celine’s PhD research was concerned with pro- migrant organisations and networks in France, Italy and the UK and the construction of political responses to the European Union project and its border regime.

Celine holds an MSc in Globalisation and Development from SOAS, University of London, and a BA in European Studies from King’s College London. She has also worked and volunteered with migrants’ rights’ organisations in London and Paris, as well as with refugee groups in Syria. 


PhD in Refugee Studies, CMRB, UEL, 2015
MSc in Globalisation and Development, SOAS, 2008
BA in European Studies, King's College London, 2006

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