Title: Politics of the Margin: International Border Management in Central Asia
PhD Supervisor and Co-Supervisor: Anna Leander and Jonathan Luke Austin
Miguel works on international border assistance in Central Asia. Through an ethnographic approach, his research considers the socio-material underpinnings of international organisations and the non-coherent production of border security through development cooperation. His fieldwork spreads across Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Belgium, Austria and Latvia. He is a research assistant in the Violence Prevention (VIPRE) project in the CCDP. He completed a master in the IR/PS department of the Graduate Institute, Geneva after a Bachelor in Political Science in the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium.