dr. Giacomo Orsini concluded his doctoral studies at the Department of Sociology of the University of Essex in 2016. Since then, he worked as a Senior Research Officer of the same department and, later on, as a postdoctoral researcher of the Université Catholique de Louvain. Since 2015, he teaches courses on migration, race, ethnicity and the politics of diversity at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, and he is an associate member of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel where he joined the Brussels Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Migration and Minorities. While his most recent research is concerned with family reunification and domestic violence in Belgium, he previously conducted field research in key locations of Europe’s migration regime – i.e. in Melilla and Morocco, Malta, Lampedusa, and the Canary Islands. His studies concentrate on the everyday governance of migration and the multiplication of physical and non-physical boundaries of exclusion/inclusion, governmentality, and the social (re)production of ‘otherness’. He assists Ilse in the coordination of the ChildMove project and within this research, he focuses on various aspects related to the psychosocial wellbeing of unaccompanied refugee minors.