Main research interests:
- Humanitarianism and Human Rights
- Civil Society and Social Movements
Current research and teaching
My research centres on migration-driven humanitarian assistance distributed by civil society and international organisations. My international postdoctoral project, funded by the Swedish Research Council, explores the contributions and understandings, practices and social relationships of various actors under different moral frameworks of hospitality as a humanitarian and human rights endeavour in Sweden. For this project I will be based both at the Department of Sociology in Lund and at the Centre for Migration and Development, Princeton University.
I teach first and second cycle courses on topics such as social policy, migration and development and methodology, and am also the coordinator for the BIDS programme.
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Priscilla Solano holds a PhD in Sociology from Lund University and an MPhil in Migration Studies from Oxford University. Her PhD thesis Assisting in the Shadows: Humanitarianism, Shelters and Transit Migration Politics was awarded the Oscar II scholarship, annually awarded to the best doctoral thesis at each of the faculties of Lund University. She has conducted fieldwork in Costa Rica, Thailand and Mexico concerning assistance distribution to vulnerable migrant populations. Outside academia, Priscilla has worked with the UN Agency International Organisation for Migration (IOM) at its Geneva headquarters and in San Jose, Costa Rica, and more recently with Individuell Människohjälp. She has also volunteered with the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM).