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New PhD Fellow: Giovanni Giamello

New PhD Fellow: Giovanni Giamello

As of 1 November 2021, DIR - Development and International Relations has a new PhD Fellow!

Last modified: 19.10.2021

Giovanni Giamello’s research examines the consequences of the latest reforms of China’s household registration system on the internal flows of migration, notably from rural to urban areas, and the possibilities for out-of-towners to settle down in cities and benefit from the local welfare, linked to the hukou system. More specifically, the focus will be on Beijing and two neighbouring cities included in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (Jing-Jin-Ji) Metropolitan Area.

The PhD position is offered by the Department of Politics and Society (AAU), in collaboration with the Sino-Danish Centre (Beijing, China), where Giamello will spend two semesters as part of the research project. The project is embedded in the Research Centre for Development and International Relations (AAU); the Centre for Comparative Welfare Studies (AAU); and the Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing, China).

Before starting the PhD, Giamello conducted an internship at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) in Berlin, Germany. In the International Relations Team, he contributed on the research of various topics, in particular on the EU-China relations and the China’s presence in European ports. He also completed two traineeships in EU bodies, i.e. the EU Delegation to the OECD, and the European Banking Authority (EBA), both in Paris, France.

Giamello holds a double Master’s degree (MSc/LLM) in European Studies, “China and International Relations” programme, from Aalborg University and University of International Relations (Beijing, China), during which his researches focused on freedom of expression on Chinese social media, death penalty in China, and EU-China military cooperation in Africa. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree (BA) in Chinese language and culture, from Inalco (Paris, France).


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