Dr. Milena Belloni
Milena Belloni is FWO Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Antwerp and at the Human Rights Research Center of the University of Gent. She is an ethnographer specialized in migration and refugee studies. Milena has conducted extensive fieldwork in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Italy, Holland and Belgium.
Her research mainly concerns refugees’ migration dynamics and integration pathways, transnational refugee families, migrant smuggling, and ethnographic methods. Her study on the migration of Eritreans to Europe, The Big Gamble, is published by the University of California Press (2019). Her current research project is entitled “Exiled and Separated” and focuses on refugee family reunification in Belgium and Italy https://uantwerpen.be/en/projects/exiled-and-separated/about-the-project/.