Emma Empociello is a PhD candidate in political science at Sciences Po Bordeaux, under the supervision of Andy Smith. Her dissertation focuses on changes in public policies towards Syrian asylum seekers in borderlands.
Her different case studies at the Serbo-Hungarian, Greek-Turkish and Syrian-Jordanian borders shed light on a common refoulement process with different practices towards asylum seekers.
She is an associate researcher at French Institute for the Near East. She is also a member of the Jean Monnet POWERS project (Peace War and the World in Europe Security Challenges), of the Horizon 2020 MAGYC project (Migration Governance and asYlum Crises) and co-facilitator of the “Sociologies of the International” axis of the Émile Durkheim’s lab.