Prior to her PhD studies, Fanny Christou graduated in Political Science, specialised in European Studies, with a 5-year diploma from Sciences Po, France. During the last year of her Political Science degree at Sciences Po, she also got a Master degree in Political Science with a major in Geopolitics and International Relations, from the University of Toulouse and Sciences Po Toulouse, in partnership with the Staffordshire British University, UK. After this, she obtained an additional Master degree in European and International Studies with a specialisation on International Cultural Strategies, (University of Albi, 2013-2014).
She got her doctoral degree (PhD in Geography), with a thesis entitled “The political mobilisation’s territorialisation of Palestinian diaspora in Sweden”, in December 2017 in France (co-supervision between the University of Poitiers, Migrinter, the American University of Beirut and Sciences Po Paris) financially supported by different prestigious institutions (Foundation Poitiers University, Foundation of France, the Institute of Advanced Studies in National Defence and CMES).
She has been awarded a one-year post-doctoral fellowship funded by the French Red Cross Foundation in October 2018 with a research project entitled: “Socio-cultural practices of the Palestinians in Germany in the field of social and solidarity economy: towards a new model of integration?”.
Fanny Christou is currently based at the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS), as a post-doctoral researcher for the “Resilience in Urban Sudan” project granted by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet), and co-funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (FORMAS).
Migration; Palestine; Diaspora; Conflict; Political Mobilisation; Integration
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