Dr. Katherine Kuschminder
6. Migration and Development
Dr. Katie Kuschminder is an Associate Professor at UNU-MERIT / Maastricht University. Katie's main research interests are in the areas of return and reintegration, irregular migrants journeys and migration governance. Katie has led migration projects for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, German Development Cooperation, ILO, IOM, NWO and WODC. Currently, she is a Work-Package Lead on the H2020 Admigov project. In 2020, Katie was awarded an ERC Starting Grant on Reintegration Governance. In 2016 she was awarded a Rubicon Grant from the NWO and completed a two-year fellowship at the European University Institute.
Katie has taught in the MSc in Public Policy and Human Development, the Migration Management Diploma Programme, and she currently coordinates the Migration Studies course at the University College Maastricht. She is the Understanding Cultures Global Challenges Working Group Representative to the World Universities Network (WUN) for Maastricht University.