Marcia Vera Espinoza is a postdoctoral research associate in the 'Prospects for International Migration Governance' (@migprosp) at the University of Sheffield. She joined the Department of Politics in December 2015, after finishing her PhD in the Geography Department at the University of Sheffield. Her PhD research explored the experiences of resettlement and integration of Palestinian and Colombian refugees in Chile and Brazil, and analysed the extent and ways in which the resettlement programme is implemented in South America.
Marcia’s current research post is part of the ERC funded MIGPROSP project, aimed to develop comparative regional analysis of the micro-political foundations of the governance of international migration and assessing their implications for adaptation and change in these governance systems. The project focuses on the context within which decisions are made about migration in governance systems in four world regions (Europe, North America, South America and Asia-Pacific). Marcia's research interests also include forced migration in Latin America, refugee integration, citizenship and humanitarian governance.
Marcia is member of the Migration Research Network at Sheffield (@SheffieldMRG).