Emmanuel Charmillot

Since October 2018, Emmanuel Charmillot has been a PhD researcher at the Laboratory for the Study of Social Processes and at the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) – the Migration-Mobility Nexus based in Neuchâtel. He currently works on a project tilted Small Localities at the Peripheries of Europe: Transnational Mobilities, Diversification, and Multi-Scalar Place-Making, headed by Prof. Janine Dahinden and Prof. Tania Zittoun.

During his studies at the University of Neuchâtel, he specialized in migration and mobility issues, notably through a MA in Human Geography and Migration and Citizenship and a semester at the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) at the University of Osnabrück. He wrote his Master thesis on the foreign labor workforce in Swiss agriculture. During this research, he conducted qualitative interviews with farmers to identify the required profiles of employees and to trace the social, economic, legal and political configurations under which the workforce is recruited.

Before working as a doctoral researcher, Emmanuel Charmillot has been employed as a social worker in a center for asylum seekers, as a project assistant in an NGO leading projects in South Africa and as an intern at the International Observatory of Prisons in Lyon.

Emmanuel Charmillot also holds a BA in Human Geography and Economics from the University of Neuchâtel.


Peer reviewed articles: 

Charmillot, Emmanuel. 2021. (Im)moral Mobilities in a Swiss Borderland, Journal of Borderlands Studies, DOI: 10.1080/08865655.2021.1980734

Charmillot, Emmanuel, and Janine Dahinden. 2021. Mobilities, Locality and Place-making: Understanding Categories of (non-)membership in a Peripheral Valley. Mobilities, 1–16. doi:10.1080/17450101.2021.197105.


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