IMISCOE Web Directory - Luicy Pedroza
Luicy Pedroza received her doctorate in Political Science summa cum laude from the University of Bremen in 2012. Her thesis received awards by the German Association of Political Science (DVPW) and the American Association of Political Science (APSA). Her work focuses on the comparative politics of citizenship with an interdisciplinary perspective - at the crossroads of Political Sociology, Political Theory and Political Science. In her post-doctoral research at the interdisciplinary network desigualdades.net (Freie University Berlin) and later in the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) she has been working on the dilemmas of the liberal democracies with respect to the political integration of emigrants and immigrants, particularly with regard to the political integration of immigrants through voting rights, and the policies that states of origin extend to their emigrants to keep and strengthen their links to them (diaspora/emigrant policies). Her most recent publications on citizenship, political rights and migration can be found in scientific journals such as Citizenship Studies, International Migration, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies and Political Geography. Luicy Pedroza is currently the speaker of the Research Team on Democratic Institutions at GIGA and leads a research project supported by the Leibniz Community that will compare migration policies (both emigration and immigration) in three regions of the world: Europe, Latin America, and Asia.
1) Leibniz Competition Project "Every Immigrant Is an Emigrant: How Migration Policies Shape the Paths to Integration", 2017-2020, (Project Leader and Principal Investigator).
2) DFG-funded project "Polities Beyond Borders: The New Dynamics of Emigrant Politics and Policies in Latin America", 2014-2017 (project manager).