Karin Schmidt Martinez

PhD fellow

Research group(s):
6. Migration and Development

Karin is a PhD Fellow at UNU-MERIT since 2022. Her doctoral research focuses on the migration aspirations of refugee youth and experiences of (im)mobility in contexts of protracted displacement. Through a mixed-method approach, her research delves into individual, family, and contextual factors that shape stay, onward migration, and return aspirations among refugee youth in Jordan. 

Karin has worked for nearly a decade as a humanitarian practitioner with UN agencies and NGOs in programme/project development, strategic planning, monitoring, research and evaluation, focusing on the situation of children, adolescents, and youth in contexts of forced migration and displacement.