Dr. Pau Palop García


  • Short CV

    • Since 09/2020: Associate at the GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies

    • 2017 - 08/2020: Research Fellow at the project "Every Immigrant Is an Emigrant: How Migration Policies Shape the Paths to Integration (IMISEM)" and at the GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies

    • 2014 - 2019: Member of the GIGA Doctoral Programme

    • 2014 - 2017: Reserch Fellow / Doctoral Student im Projekt "Polities beyond Borders. The New Dynamics of Emigrant Politics and Policies in Latin America" und im GIGA Institut für Lateinamerika-Studien

    Current Research

    • Migration policies

    • Diaspora engagement

    • Political representation

    • Migration data

    Countries and Regions

    • Latin America


    • Latin American Studies Association
    • Spanish Association of Political Science and Public Administration


    • Institutional Representation of Emigrants in Their States of Origin: How Much Presence from Abroad?

    Dr. Pau Palop García



    GIGA Focus Latin America | 6/2020

    How Latin American States Protect Their Emigrants in Times of COVID-19

    For a region as troubled by the pandemic as Latin America still is, the capacities displayed so far by some of its states to respond promptly to the needs of their emigrants have been remarkable. These capacities have been built over years in the field of emigrant policies, and sets important precedents for other regions elsewhere.

    Newletter of the American Political Science Association's Organized Section on Migration and Citizenship | 04/2019

    How do we move migration policy datasets and indices further? A proposal to address persisting lacunae and major research imperatives

    Research Project | 01/05/2017 - 01/04/2020

    Every Immigrant Is an Emigrant: How Migration Policies Shape the Paths to Integration (IMISEM)

    Every immigrant to a country is the emigrant of another. The migration policies in both countries of origin and countries of destination define the migrants' options to enter, settle and belong to them. Using a comparative area studies angle - with cases from Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean - we develop a broadened perspective on migration policy landscapes, migrant selectivity, policy coherence and policy dilemmas.
    Leibniz Association, 2017-2020

    Research Project | 01/01/2014 - 01/12/2017

    Polities beyond Borders. The New Dynamics of Emigrant Politics and Policies in Latin America

    Nation-states are no longer contained by their borders. In times of mass migration and dense transnational networks, states of origin reach out to their citizens abroad in wholly new ways. While the most popular emigrant policies include external voting and channels so that emigrants can send remittances to their states of origin, this project documented -for the first time ever for an entire world region- that emigrant policies also include social services (e.g. health and education), obligations, and the institutional and symbolic inclusion of emigrants.
    DFG, 2014-2017

    Speaker | 14/05/2020

    An Update of the Emigrant Policies Index (EMIX): Tracking the Development of Emigrant Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Conference 14/05/2020

    Speaker | 21/11/2019

    Citizenship Configurations Reflected in Migration Policies Beyond Europe (evidence from the IMISEM dataset)

    Conference 21/11/2019

    Speaker | 10/10/2019

    Políticas hacia Emigrantes en América Latina y el Caribe, Derechos Económicos y Sociales

    Other 10/10/2019

    Teaching | University of Erfurt | 2020

    Introduction to Migration Policy

    University of Erfurt Erfurt

    Willy Brandt School of Public Policy

    Teaching | GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies | Accountability and Participation | GIGA Doctoral Programme | 2018

    Making your research accessible: Data Visualization and Interactive Graphics

    GIGA Doctoral Programme

    GIGA Doctoral Programme


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