Elisa Narminio

GEM-STONES Doctoral Fellow

PhD position in International Relations and EU studies on "The EU and Global Migration Policy"

Host Institutions

Thesis Title

Combatting child trafficking in the EU and ASEAN

(working title)

Mobility schedule

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium (10/2016-09/2017; 03/2018-09/2019)

Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan (04/2018-02/2019)

Polint.eu, Brussels, Belgium (10/2017-03/2018)



Master in Public Law, Université Panthéon Sorbonne, France, 2012

MSc in International Relations Theory, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, United Kingdom, 2010

Master in Comparative Literature, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, France, 2009



Certified as a Political Consultant by the Association of Professional Political Consultants (since Jan. 2011)

Certified as a higher education professor (holder of the French “Agrégation”, Ministry of Education)


Work Experience

An experienced political advisor, since 2010 my clients have included consultancy firms, national and international public institutions and NGOs. I have in particular held positions as a Consultant in Politics and Public Policies for an international advocacy NGO (ONE.org), the London School of Economics’ consultancy arm (LSE Consulting), London-based lobbying firm Tetra Strategy, and UNESCO.

I currently teach two graduate classes in European studies at the Sorbonne University in Paris on “Migration and asylum in Europe: policy and legal frameworks” (B5A9E2) and on “Trafficking and smuggling of human beings in Europe” (BZAM96). 


Personal Interests

Volunteer work as Associate Editor at the Cambridge Review of International Relations, Workshop Facilitator & Fundraiser for a Bosnian NGO (Most Mira), and Conference Organiser.



  • Asylum & migration
  • Child trafficking (trafficking in human beings)
  • Comparative regionalism
  • Gender
  • Global governance
  • International development
  • International relations
  • Norm creation & diffusion
  • Post-conflict reconciliation
  • Public policies


Participant, GEM-STONES, , (LUISS, Rome, April 2017)

Participant, GEM-STONES, , (GIGA, Hamburg, March 2017)

Participant, GEM-STONES, , (ULB, Brussels, February 2017)

Participant, GEM-STONES,  (CBS, Copenhagen, January 2017)

Senior coordinator for the French working group, Odysseus Summer School, “EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy” (Brussels, July 2016)

Participant, ECLAN Summer School, “The EU Area of Criminal Justice” (Brussels, July 2016)

Panelist, EurActiv, “Development aid’s role in improving maternal health and reducing child mortality” (Permanent representation of the European Commission in France, Paris, 27 May 2014). Panelist, alongside senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the French Development Agency and Parliament

Speaker, Paris International Conference, Ars Identitas, “Sites of Memory, Anamnesis and Representation of Identity” (Paris, September 2011). Presented a paper entitled “Harry Potter’s poetics of ambiguity: the quest for contemporary identity”

Organiser, London School of Economics, “Indefinite immigration detention” (London, 2010). 150 participants. Speakers from UNHCR, ILPA, LDSG, LSE, …

Chair of exhibition and festivities committees, London School of Economic’s Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN), “Forging the Nation: Performance and Ritual in the (Re)production of the Nation” (London, April 2011)


Articles and book chapters (selected)

E. Narminio* & M. Kapell, “Between Aliens and Avatar: Mapping the Shifting Terrain of the Struggle for Women’s Rights” in The Films of James Cameron: Critical Essays (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2011). * first author

E. Narminio, “Aesthetics and Politics: Tragedy as a Paradigmatic Category in International Relations” (December 18, 2009), E-International Relations.


Policy papers and reports (selected)

ONE. The 2015 DATA report: Putting the Poorest First. ONE, May 2015.

ONE. Poverty is Sexist: why girls and women must be at the heart of the fights to end extreme poverty. ONE, March 2015.

ONE. The 2014 DATA report: Fighting Poverty and Financing Africa’s Future. ONE, October 2014.

ONE. Going for Goal: Immunisation and the Case for GAVI. ONE, May 2014.

K. Davaki, E. Narminio, C. Marzo. “Discrimination generated by the intersection of gender and disability”. Brussels: European Parliament, DG Internal Policies, May 2013.

L. Brunet, K. Davaki, J. McCandless, E. Narminio, et al. “A comparative study on the legal regime of surrogacy in the EU Member States”. Brussels: European Parliament, DG Internal Policies, June 2013.

P. Paech et al. "Directors’ Duties and Liabilities in EU27+Croatia". European Commission, DG Internal Markets and Services, April 2013.

W. Bartlett et al. "Vocational Education and Training (VET) as a tool for Social Cohesion and Inclusion in the Western Balkans, Turkey and Israel". European Training Foundation, 2013.

S. Milio, E. Narminio, L. Todaro. "Evaluation of the project “European Local Cooperation for Integration (ELCI)". International Organisation for Migration, May 2012.

S. Milio, E. Narminio, N. Durazzi. "Costs and Benefits of Labour Mobility between the EU and the Eastern Partnership Partner Countries". European Commission, EuropeAid ENPI, May 2012.

This project has received funding from the European Union's horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No 722826.