Anita Manatschal

Since August 2022, I am full Professor in Migration Policy Analysis at the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies, where I also serve as Deputy Director (since September 2019). As project leader in the NCCR on the move and in the Weave project EU-society, I am involved in different research projects in Switzerland, Europe, and North America.


My research scrutinizes phenomena related to migration and mobility from a political science perspective. I am interested in how the political context in general, and migration policies in particular, influence immigrants, and, vice versa, how immigrants’ presence and political engagement affects contemporary democracies. Currently ongoing research projects focus on the following topics:


  • Migration policies (e.g. integration, immigration, asylum etc.) at different levels of government, as well as their drivers and effects
  • Immigrant political behavior and attitudes 
  • Integration
  • Drivers and outcomes of xenophobia
  • Diversity and democratic norms
  • Bureaucratic discrimination


To learn more about my person, research, publications, and teaching, please visit my personal website.


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  • Introduction aux études des migrations et de la citoyenneté (with Gianni D’Amato, MA)
  • Asylum policy (MA)
  • Xenophobia (MA)


  • Sociologie politique (BA)
  • Integration policy in subnational regions (MA)
  • Diversifying democracy (MA)


Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies SFM

University of Neuchâtel

Rue A.-L. Breguet 2

CH-2000 Neuchâtel


Phone: +41 (0)32 718 3965

Email: Anita Manatschal