Catherine Lourdes Dy
Catherine Lourdes (Kate) Dy holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium alongside a Ph.D. in political theory from the LUISS Guido Carli di Roma in Italy. Her doctoral research explored international norms through the unpacking of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in the transnational, regional, and local contexts.
At present, she is a project manager and researcher with the Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) based in Cluj-Napoca. She is also currently affiliated as an ingénieur de recherche with the Université Catholique de Lyon’s RELIMIG project on Catholic migrants in France. Additional affiliations include a chercheuse associée position with the East Asia Research Center (EAST) as well as a collaboratrice scientifique position with the Laboratoire d'Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains (LAMC) based at the ULB.
Prior to this, Kate was an Australian Leadership Award Scholar at The Australian National University, where she graduated with an MA in International Relations and a Master of Diplomacy in 2012. She has also taught at the University of the Philippines Diliman. Her research foci include migration and integration studies, transnational families and mixed marriages, and a continuing interest in sexual and reproductive rights.