Celine Cantat is currently a Marie Curie Individual Fellow at CPS. She is working on MigSol: Migration Solidarity and Acts of Citizenship along the Balkan Route, a 24-month research project that examines solidarity with and by migrants and refugees along the Balkan route.
Previously, Celine was Academic Program Manager of CEU’s OLIVe-UP, a university preparatory program for refugee students, and a visiting research fellow at CPS as part of H2020 project COHESIFY. At CPS, Celine also conducted a postdoctoral project concerned with migration solidarity movements in Hungary.
Before starting at CPS, 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.