Victoria Finn researches migrant voting, (non)citizenship, political resocialization, and South American migration governance. Her publications appear in Citizenship Studies, International Political Science Review, and Latin American Policy, among others. In her region of specialization, she has published in Spanish in Colombia Internacional, Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana, and Revista Andina de Estudios Políticos.
In 2021, Victoria will defend her doctoral dissertation for dual Ph.D. degrees in Political Science at Universidad Diego Portales (Chile) and in Humanities at Leiden University (NL). She also holds an M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University. As a 2021 Doctoral Fellow at Tallinn University, Estonia, she collaborated on the EU Horizon 2020 project MIRNet, Migration and Integration Research and Networking.
During the Max Weber Fellowship, Victoria will continue her research agenda and seek to connect academics and findings between South America and the EU to expand knowledge on how migration laws, governance, and implementation affect migrants’ lives, including their political participation and citizenship practices.
Expertise for Teaching and Mentoring of Ph.D. Researchers
In Ecuador, Victoria acted as Thematic Advisor for the 2019 project ‘Democracy, Ideology, and Partisanship in Transnational Perspective’. In Chile, she lectured in undergraduate international relations and economics, assisted in qualitative methods, and delivered guest lectures in her areas of expertise. She designed and taught ‘International Migration through a Comparative Politics Lens’ in 2020, the first undergraduate migration course in her Political Science department.