PhD researcher or student information
Bastien Charaudeau Santomauro
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to website with profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bastiencharaudeausantomauro/
Degrees BA: Bachelor in Social Sciences - Sciences Po, Paris
MA in Law - Sciences Po Law School, Paris
MA in Political Philosophy - Sorbonne University, Paris
Advanced MA in European and Migration Studies - Institute for European Studies, ULB, Brussels
PhD Research Information
Brief description:My research articulates an interdisciplinary analysis of the linkages between security, borders and migrants, and their effect on the migrant condition through the case-study of the French-Italian border. Since the reintroduction of border controls by the French government in November 2015, the border with Italy is the scene of new - or renewed - border control mechanisms and strategies. Migrants coming from Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East intend to cross the border to continue their journey, whether France is set as a destination or a transit country. Controls at the border involve identity checks and policing practices in the border region in such a way that raises multiple questions with regards to the legal and political condition of migrants in the European Union, and in France in particular. The legal, social and political ecosystem that is taking shape at the border underlies peculiar tensions between EU and domestic law and around the rights of migrants and EU citizens who are assisting migrants at the border.
Methodology:My research is structured upon an interdisciplinary approach which combines legal studies (including case-law analysis), political theory and empirical work at the border (inspired by ethnographic and sociological methodologies).
Keywords: Border and Migration Control, Migrant's Rights, Refugees, Anti-Terrorism, Interdisciplinarity
Language(s) of writing: English, French