Amalia Gilodi

Amalia Gilodi

Doctoral researcher

Fakultät oder Zentrum Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften, Erziehungswissenschaften und Sozialwissenschaften
Department Fachbereich Verhaltens- und Kognitionswissenschaften
Postadresse Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Büroadresse MSH, E02 15-020
Telefon (+352) 46 66 44 9980

Amalia Gilodi is a PhD candidate in Psychology and a Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Geography and Special Planning of the University of Luxembourg. She collaborates with the H2020 project MIMY - EMpowerment through liquid Integration of Migrant Youth in vulnerable conditions. Amalia’s contribution to MIMY includes qualitative research activities in the MIMY’s case studies in Luxembourg as well as scientific coordination and dissemination activities as part of MIMY’s management team, communication committee and Migrant Youth research and policy Network taskforce. Within the framework of MIMY, her PhD project focuses on understandings, experiences and negotiations of Vulnerability in the context of migrant youth integration.

Amalia comes from an interdisciplinary background, with a Bachelor in Psychology from the University of Padua (Italy) a Master in Interdisciplinary Migration Studies and one in Cultural Anthropology from Utrecht University (The Netherlands). Her previous work experience includes a traineeship at the Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography of the European Commission. Overall, her research interests revolve around migrants and refugees integration, vulnerability, psychosocial well-being of marginalized groups, migrant-centered and participatory action research and inter-ethnic relations.

Research Interests

  • Migrants and refugees integration
  • Vulnerability
  • Psychosocial well-being of marginalized groups
  • Inter-ethnic relations
  • Discrimination

Last updated on: Mittwoch, den 07. Juli 2021


  • 2020-present: PhD candidate in Psychology, at the University of Luxembourg, in the frame of the Horizon2020 research project MIMY: EMpowerment through liquid Integration of Migrant Youth in vulnerable conditions
  • 2020-present: Doctoral researcher at the Department of Geography and Spatial Planning, under the supervision of MIMY’s PI, Prof. Dr. Birte Nienaber
  • September 2019-February 2020: Trainee at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography)
  • 2015-2017: Master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology: Sociocultural Transformation at Utrecht University (The Netherlands)
  • 2014-2017: Master’s degree in Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism at Utrecht University (The Netherlands)
  • 2010-2014: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology of personality and interpersonal relationships at University of Padua (Italy)

Last updated on: 29 Apr 2020

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See detailIntegration of young migrants in Luxembourg: A focus on social identity and intergroup processes
Albert, Isabelle; Gilodi, Amalia; Oliveira, José; Bissinger, Jutta; Richard, Catherine; Nienaber, Birte

Scientific Conference (2022, August 26)

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See detailVulnerability in the Context of Migration: a Critical Overview and a New Conceptual Model
Gilodi, Amalia; Albert, Isabelle; Nienaber, Birte

in Human Arenas (2022)

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See detailWhen the “vulnerable” talk back: subjective responses and individual experiences of young refugees
Gilodi, Amalia; Richard, Catherine

Scientific Conference (2022, June 30)

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See detailA conceptual model for understanding vulnerability in the context of migration
Gilodi, Amalia

Scientific Conference (2021, August 05)

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See detailVulnerability in the context of migration: a critical assessment of its conceptualizations and uses
Gilodi, Amalia; Albert, Isabelle; Nienaber, Birte

Scientific Conference (2021, July 07)

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See detailResilienz im Kontext von Migration und Flucht
Mehl, Sonja; Gilodi, Amalia; Albert, Isabelle

in Ringeisen, Tobias; Genkova, Petia; Leong, Frederick T. L. (Eds.) Handbuch Stress und Kultur: Interkulturelle und kulturvergleichende Perspektiven (2021)

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See detailMixed Methods to Empower Migrant Youth in Vulnerable Conditions: a place-based, migrant-centered international project
Gilodi, Amalia; Bissinger, Jutta; Albert, Isabelle; Nienaber, Birte

Scientific Conference (2020, July 02)

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See detailAtlas of Migration - 2019

Book published by Publications Office of the European Union (2019)

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