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Pascaline Chappart holds a PhD in sociology. Her research interests include deportation policies and practices, the impacts of externalization of border control and asylum. She was previously a postdoctoral researcher at IRD - Urmis (Paris Diderot University - now Université Paris) working on the processes of bordering and the reconfiguration of contemporary migrations they produce in Niger and in Mexico.

She is currently conducting investigations on European deportation charter flights within the framework of the project « Air Deportation » coordinated by William Walters (Carleton University, Canada). As part of PROTECT’s WP4, she works in close collaboration with Professor Christine M. Jacobsen on the mapping of the ground level actors that are involved in the reception of migrants and asylum seekers in Marseille (France). This ethnographic fieldwork scrutinizes the multifaceted concept of « vulnerability » through its various understandings and puts into question its effects on the practices of (non)assistance.