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Christin Achermann

Professeure en migration, droit et société

+41 32 718 12 79
Centre de droit des migrations et
Laboratoire d'études des processus sociaux
 Rue Abram-Louis Breguet 1
2000 Neuchâtel - Suisse

Short biography

Christin Achermann is professor of migration, law and society at the Laboratory for the Study of Social Processes and the Centre for Migration Law at the University of Neuchâtel since 2016. She studied Social Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Bern and defended in 2008 her doctoral thesis in Social Anthropology on foreign national offenders in Swiss prisons. In parallel to her doctoral research, she was a scientific collaborator at the Swiss Forum for Migration Studies where she was involved in numerous commissioned research projects. Between 2009 and 2015 she was assistant professor at the Centre for Migration Law and the Centre for the Analysis of Social Processes MAPS at the University of Neuchâtel.

Her research revolves around the multi-level and differentiated processes of migrant inclusion and exclusion. Adopting a socio-legal perspective, she is especially interested in the including and excluding role of migration law. In her current work, she focuses on the creation and the administrative and judicial implementation of migration law in the fields of integration requirements, deportation and detention, border control, undocumented migrants, securitisation of migration law, and citizenship law. Within the National Center of Competence in Research “nccr-on the move”, Christin Achermann currently co-leads with Stefanie Kurt the project “Governing Migration and Social Cohesion through Integration Requirements: A Socio-Legal Study on Civic Stratification in Switzerland”.

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