Lalaine Siruno MA, MSc

PhD fellow

Research group(s):
6. Migration and Development

Lalaine joined UNU-MERIT in August 2019. She has a bachelor's degree in Philosophy (magna cum laude, minor in Psychology) from the University of the Philippines - Diliman, a double master of arts degree in Applied Ethics (major in biomedical ethics) from Linköping University and Utrecht University, and a master of science degree in the Governance of Migration and Diversity (major in Sociology) from Erasmus University Rotterdam (LDE programme with courses in Leiden University, TU Delft and ISS-EUR). 

Her PhD thesis is a qualitative empirical project involving Filipino migrants in the Netherlands and in Italy, and their family or household members in the Philippines. It explores how migration status interacting with other macro-, meso-, and micro-level factors bears upon the functionings or human development outcomes of both individual migrants and their households. The project focuses on functionings that manifest through the mechanisms of remittances and of recognition. The objective is to elucidate a more nuanced and dynamic understanding of the relationship between irregular migration and human development. 

Teaching duties (AY 2020-21):

  1. Tutor (Teaching assistant): Public Economics, Master's in Public Policy and Human Development (MPP)
  2. Research tutor: Evidence-Based Policy Research Methods (EPRM)


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