Diego Caballero-Vélez

Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Messina

Diego Caballero Vélez currently holds the position of a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Messina, working within the PRIN project SHUT-MED: “Securitizing Human Transit across the Central Mediterranean migratory corridor: shifting mobility governance discourses and practices in Italy, Malta, Libya, and Niger”. He earned his PhD at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies and has undertaken visiting periods at prestigious institutions such as the Refugee Studies Centre (University of Oxford), Migration Policy Centre (European University Institute), and the SGH Warsaw School of Economics. Previously, he served as a Blue Book Trainee at the Research Executive Agency of the European Commission and he is also an affiliated researcher at the Centre of Migration Research at the University of Warsaw. His research primarily focuses on International migration governance, political economy, and EU foreign policy.

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