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Maria Chiara Vinciguerra

Maria  Chiara Vinciguerra

EU Policy Responses to the Migration and Refugee Crisis: The Refugee Relocation Scheme

Supervisor: Dr Julie Smith

College: Robinson College


Maria Chiara’s research focuses on migration, populism and European governance.

Before studying at Cambridge, Maria Chiara graduated from Bocconi University, where she studied Economics. She holds a Master’s of Arts in International Relations from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and a Master of Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance.

Research Interests

-          International Migration

-          European Governance, Politics, and Integration

-          Right-Wing and Populist Parties in the EU

-          Corruption

-          Policy analysis and methods

-          Economics

-          International Relations

Key Publications

 - Vinciguerra, MC (forthcoming). ERCAS Working Paper, Whistleblower Protection Legislation and Corruption. European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building.

- Vinciguerra, MC (2018, September 11). Book Review [The History of the European Migration Regime, by E. Comte]. International Migration Review (IMR), XX(X). DOI:

- Vinciguerra, MC (2018, March 23). Understanding Italy’s new ‘bipolar populism’, LSE Blogs (Europp, European Politics & Policy).