Augusta is a PhD candidate at the Department of International Relations/Political Science. She obtained a BA in Philosophy from La Sapienza University of Rome and a MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from Oxford University. Before starting her doctorate in Geneva, Augusta worked for three years conducting research in the fields of migration, forced displacement, statelessness and development on behalf of UNHCR, NGOs and Think Tanks. She held positions in different countries, including in Italy, UK, USA (Virgina), Belgium and Jordan.
Augusta is an affiliate member to the Gender Center at IHEID and is interested in feminist theory and epistemology. Her research revolves around cooperation between humanitarian and development actors, knowledge production and use of data, in particular in the context of so-called Refugee Compacts.