Claudia Wilopo

Assistentin / Doktorandin (Professur Leimgruber)


Seminar für Kulturwissenschaft und Europäische Ethnologie
Rheinsprung 9/11
4051 Basel

Claudia Wilopo is a PhD candidate at the Department of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology, University of Basel. In her research she investigates irregular migrants in an urban context focusing on their acts of citizenship in the city of Zurich She is involved in different Zurich-based grassroots projects with migrants. Claudia’s research interests include (irregular) migration, urban space, border practices, urban citizenship and methodological questions concerning agencies, hierarchies and subjectivities.

From 2008 to 2011, Claudia studied Geography, Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London. She earned a master’s degree in Urban Studies from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel which enabled her to study and conduct field work in Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid and Vienna investigating urban political, social and infrastructural developments. For her master’s thesis, Claudia compared the social housing policies in Amsterdam and Vienna. She was awarded the G3S-start-up scholarship and became a member of the Graduate School of Social Sciences (G3S).