Intercultural communications for
migration contexts.

Gabriella is a 20-something year-old currently based in Copenhagen. She is a specialist in migration and communications. She has an M.A. in Migration and Intercultural Relations as well as a B.A. in Journalism. Gabriella has studied in four countries and lived in eight, and has a developed passion for traveling and exploring new cultures. She currently does freelance research and communication  work related to migration.

Please note that this website is still under construction, so pardon any issues you may come across.

Most recent blog posts:

#RethinkPopulism event with MigrationMatters

What is populism? Can migration explain Europe’s rise in right-wing populism? Can we find common ground with populists? This November, join EMMIR and MigrationMatters for a night of video screening and discussion about these important questions in Oldenburg, Germany. I’m very excited to be organising this event as part of my job as Communications Specialist […]

Attending a UX/UI Training in Brussels

This May, I was lucky enough to attend a UX/UI training in Brussels. The training was organised by ESN (Erasmus Student Network) and funded by ESAA (Erasmus Student and Alumni Alliance). Most of the participants were from various ESN organisations around Europe and had experience with coding and IT. The purpose of the training was […]

UNpaid = UNfair (#PayYourInterns)

Alternative title: How we’re being scammed during the job-search process I’m in the process of planning a big move to Copenhagen in the end of the summer. After I turn in my master’s thesis, I will change my current job’s contract to fewer hours, as I can remotely do some of the tasks necessary for […]

#PRIOSeminar: Humans of Oslo

Today, I got to attend a seminar at PRIO – one of those research institutes that’s basically famous in migration circles. Home institution of researchers Jorgen Carling, Cindy Horst, and others, I felt as if I was about to meet the actual celebrities of academia! I’m currently in Oslo doing some interviews for my master’s […]

EMMIR 2018 Alumni Survey Results

In 2018, EMMIR conducted the first organised survey sent out to all alumni. After the results came in, I poured through the responses to create this document of the results.

Videography & Editing: #ActiveAcademia 2018 Conference

During the #ActiveAcademia conference, part of the communications strategy included taking general video shots of the conference as well as interviews with participants and attendees. During the last hours of this 3-day conference, I prepared this short video summarising the weekend. It was played during the closing session and is available on the EMMIR website […]

Conference Poster on Eritrean-Ethiopian Peace Process

Today, I was able to participate in the Origin Future conference at HTW Berlin and I presented a poster with my ongoing research project for my internship at the Felsberger Institut. My research question is “what are the perceptions of the recent Eritrean-Ethiopian peace process by the Eritrean diaspora in Germany?”. At this conference, I […]

Rebranding and Redesigning EMMIR

For about the past month, I’ve been working on creating a new logo for my master’s program, EMMIR (the European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations). Previously, we were lacking any cohesive presence: our website had a pink and lime green colour scheme with one logo, our official documents had a dark blue banner and different […]

ABOUT GABRIELLA:

I spent my last two years studying in Germany, Norway, and South Africa, learning about different theories, historical contexts, and research methods for a future career in a migration-related field. I wrote my master’s dissertation looking at societal transformation through social and political remittances and understandings of Eritrean transnational networks, for which I conducted qualitative field research in Eritrea, in Norway, and in Germany.

Activist by nature, academic by experience.

Having lived and worked in eight countries, I am an experienced traveler who enjoys learning about new cultures, meeting new people, and getting lost in new cities and towns.

My recent work experience includes a Strategic Communications internship with Seefar Enterprise (remote position) and working as a Communications Consultant for the University of Oldenburg in Germany. I also volunteer as a teacher for ReDI School of Digital Integration, teaching UX to women of migrant and ethnic minority backgrounds.

My hobbies include wandering around museums, reading, learning new skills, and finding cool things on the internet.

I have an interest in bridging academia and activism. I’m passionate about:
– human rights,
– humanitarianism,
– migration studies,
– diasporas and integration,
– refugee protection, and
– irregular migration.