Chiara Janssen

Affiliated Researcher

Chiara Janssen is a researcher in Migration and Development. She joined the Migration Research Group at UNU-MERIT in 2017. Her main research interests lie with refugees and (forced) migration. Chiara has studied the integration of refugees in the host country through the use of vocational education and training (VET), skills, and qualifications. She was also part of the AKT Project: Action for Knowledge Transfer on migrant smuggling by air and document fraud, an EU funded project, for which Chiara has conducted field research in India, one of the project’s focus countries. For an UNU book collaboration, a book chapter on Labour Migration in West and Central Africa is forthcoming together with Dr. Katrin Marchand. Previously, Chiara completed her MA in Globalisation and Development Studies at Maastricht University, after having conducted an ethnographic field study in Buduburam refugee camp, Ghana. Her study has focused on Liberian refugee women and their experience of ‘home’. In line with this, she is currently working on a paper focusing on home-making as a coping mechanism.

Selected publications by Chiara Janssen