Ester Serra Mingot

Ester Serra Mingot

Associate Researcher

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Research Topics / Key Expertise

Forced Migration, Return Migration, Social Protection, Gender, Qualitative Research

Countries Of Expertise

  • Sudan,
  • Mexico,
  • Ghana,
  • Netherlands,
  • Germany,
  • United Kingdom

Professional Career

(Academic) education

2014 to 2018: PhD in Social Anthropology and Geography (Migration and Social Protection); University of Maastricht (The Netherlands)

2011 to 2013: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s in Migration and Intercultural Relations, University of Oldenburg (Germany), University of Stavanger (Norway) and Ahfad University for Women (Sudan)

2010 to 2011: Master’s degree in International Relations, Safety and Development, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)

2009 to 2010: Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

2003 to 2007: BA Honours in Translation and Interpreting (EN/ES-ES/EN


Professional experience

Senior research fellow, Gerda Henkel Stiftung, affiliated with BICC | February 2024–Present

Senior associate analyst and project manager, Nurai Global (remote) | July 2023–January 2024

Senior researcher, Bielefeld University (Germany) & Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (Mexico) | December 2021–May 2023

Senior research fellow, CALAS (Mexico), June 2021–December 2021

Researcher & lecturer, Academia Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (Mexico) | November 2020–May 2021

Senior researcher & project lead, BICC (Germany) | August 2019–January 2021

Researcher & supervisor, Maastricht University (The Netherlands) | October 2014– June 2019