Tiziana Caponio is Professor of Dynamics and Policies of Migration, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Turin and Researcher of Department of Cultures, Politics and Society, University of Turin. She is also Research affiliate at Collegio Carlo Alberto and at FIERI, Forum of International and European Research on Immigration.
Tiziana received her doctorate in Political science from University of Florence Cesare Alfieri. She holds a Diplôme d’études superieures (MA) in Philosophy, Faculté de Lettres et Philosophie, Université de Genève and a Degree in Arts, Faculty of Arts, University of Turin.
Her main research interests are migration policy and policy-making, with a specific attention to the local dimension of immigration and integration policy, as well as to urban processes of mobilisation around immigration-related issues; processes and paths of immigrants’ social integration into the Italian society; immigrants political participation, with a special focus on local level participation in Italy and in a comparative perspective.
Elaine Chase joined the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford, as a Research Officer in August 2010 from the Institute of Education, University of London. Her research focuses on the sociological dimensions of wellbeing, health and rights of individuals and communities, particularly those most likely to experience disadvantage and marginalisation. Elaine is particularly interested in the interface between policy, practice and context and has carried out many qualitative and mixed-method studies, in the UK and internationally, in a range of health, education, public care and community settings. This has included research with young parents; young people in and leaving public care; UK and international assessments of young people’s access to sexual and reproductive information, education and services (including Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the Middle East and North Africa); young people and families affected by HIV/AIDS; families and young people living in poverty; and children and young people seeking asylum alone in the UK.
Francis Cheneval is Chair in Political Philosophy at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He studied philosophy, political science, and corporate finance at the Universities of Fribourg, Georgetown (Washington D.C.), and Zurich. He holds a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Fribourg.
Francis Cheneval has been lecturer and professor in Paris (École pratique des hautes études), Bogotá (Universidad de los Andes), Bruxelles (Université Libre de Bruxelles) and at several Swiss universities. He was a Senior Associate Member of St. Antony’s College (University of Oxford) and a Lecturer at the European Institute of the University of Geneva. For the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor (UNDP, New York) he served as Rapporteur for property rights.
He is the author of La Cité des peuples (2005), a history of modern cosmopolitan thought. Francis Cheneval has written numerous publications on democracy, justice, international integration, and history of political thought.
Robert received his first MA at the Corvinus University of Budapest in International Relations and Economics, and his second MA at the Eötvös Loránd University in Political Science. His research interest lies in the study of the theory and practice of federalism within both the national and international contexts. His dissertation aims at exploring the role of intergovernmental relations within the process of federalizing approached through changing power relations.
Prof. Miriam Cueto Pérez is Associate Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Oviedo since August 1999. She is also Director General of Universities and Research at the Government of the Principality of Asturias and member of the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence of the Principality of Asturias and of the Spanish Association of Administrative Law Professors.
Miriam Cueto holds a BA Honours in Combined Studies (University of Wolverhampton, UK) and a degree in law (University of Oviedo). She received her PhD in Law from the University of Oviedo in 1997.
Prof. Cueto has participated as a researcher and as a lead researcher in several Research Projects funded by the Spanish National Research Programme and the Regional Research Programme in the area of Administrative Law.
Her main interests are on Public institutions liability, Health policy, Education policy, Citizens claims, Social assistance, Administrative procedure, Regulation and management of scientific research.
Daniel Gaus is Senior Researcher at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. He holds a PhD in political science from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. From 2007 to 2012 he was part of the EU-funded research project “Reconstituting Democracy in Europe (RECON)” at the Centre for European Studies (ARENA) in Oslo, Norway, where he worked in work package 1 “Theoretical Framework”. He is currently working in the EU seventh framework research project “Barriers Towards EU Citizenship (bEUcitizen)”. His research interest is political theory with a focus on democratic theory, representation, Habermasian discourse theory and the legitimacy of the European Union.
Davide De Pietri (Parma, Italy, 1967) has been Associate Professor in public international law and international relations since 1995 at the Department of Public Law of the University of Oviedo. In this University he has achieved his PhD with a dissertation above La protección del medio ambiente global: técnicas normátivas y obligaciones de los Estados. He is the author of various specialized scientific contributions, as including: "L'evoluzione del sistema di Ginevra: il nuovo protocollo riguardante l'acidificazione, l'eutrofizzazione e l'ozono", Rivista Giuridica dell'Ambiente, year XVI(2001), pp. 161-174. More recently he has also published the study "La redefinición de la zona contigua por la legislación interna de los Estados", Revista Española de Derecho Internacional, vol. LXII(2010), pp. 119-144. Moreover, he is the author of the monograph La protección de la diversidad biológica, Ediciones Trea, Gijón, 2012. Currently he develops his teaching duties as Assistant Professor of institutions of law of the European Union.
Professor Dean, who has a professional background in welfare rights/advice work, is an expert on individual rights to social security and other kinds of welfare provision, including rights of appeal or complaint. His academic research has drawn primarily upon qualitative methods. His recent work has extended, on the one hand, to the investigation of people's everyday experiences of poverty, social exclusion and welfare intervention, and on the other hand, to the ways in which people's understanding of human needs and social rights are socially and discursively constructed. While his empirical work has been UK focused, in some of his writing he has engaged with welfare rights issues in a broader global context. Professor Dean is Co-Editor of the Journal of Social Policy.
Sionaidh Douglas-Scott is Professor of European and Human Rights Law in the University of Oxford as well as fellow and senior law tutor at LMH. She studied philosophy, art history and aesthetics before taking a degree in law. Previously, she was Professor of Law at King's College London. She is also a barrister and a member of Gray’s Inn.
Sionaidh Douglas-Scott works primarily within the field of EU Public Law and legal and social theory, specializing, in particular, in EU human rights law. She is the author of the monograph, 'Constitutional Law of the EU'. She has published widely on EU human rights law, including articles on freedom of expression and on the importance of maintaining human rights in the face of EU and national fights against terrorism.
She has held visiting posts at various institutions, including the University of Bonn, where she was visiting Jean Monnet professor.
Mónica finished her B.A. in Political Sciences at the University of Santiago de Compostela in 2003. Since then, she has always been involved in social and political research, and in the study of citizens’ attitudes and behavior. In 2012, she got her PhD in Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, where she worked mainly on citizens’ perceptions and evaluations of their democratic systems in Europe. Currently she is researcher at the University of Zürich. She is mainly interested in public opinion, political behavior, democracy and citizenship. She has been involved in bEUcitizen since September 2013.