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Alessandra Paiusco

Title: Doctoral Student School/office: School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences


Phone: +46 19 301283

Room: F2203

Alessandra Paiusco

About Alessandra Paiusco

Alessandra Paiusco is a PhD candidate in Political Science. Her current research focuses on climate change and migration. Alessandra's supervisors are Björn Hammar, Erik Hysing and Ann-Catrin Kristianssen.

She is a Sinologist (China Expert) and holds a BA in Language, Culture and Society of Asia and Mediterranean Africa from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. In 2014 she was awarded a full scholarship from the People's Republic of China's government, which she spent specializing in advanced Chinese at Xiamen University Overseas College (厦门大学). She then enrolled in Ca’ Foscari University of Venice's MSc in Comparative International Relations, with a focus on Europe and Far East Asia. During her Master's studies, Alessandra spent a semester at Vilnius University's Institute of International Relations and Political Science (Vilniaus universiteto Tarptautinių santykių ir politikos mokslų institutas), where she deepened her knowledge of Baltic States' Geopolitics and, surprisingly, French discourse analysis. 

After serving as a trainee at the Italian Embassy in Hanoi, she compiled her Master's thesis on the trade-off between Vietnam’s economic model of development and the Agenda 2030’s overriding requirements for sustainability. 


Paiusco's academic resumé (timeline)


Collaboration and assignments

  • Alessandra Paiusco is part of Örebro University's Center for Environmental and Sustainability Social Science Research (CESSS), a platform that brings together and creates synergies between environmental and sustainability researchers within sociology, psychology, and political science.
  • She is the President of the University's Doctoral Student Section (Doktorandsektionen, DokSek) and 
  • PhD student board representative for Swepsa 
  • On a side note, she speaks English, Italian, French, Chinese, but only pyttelite Swedish - despite being a proud self-proclaimed Suecophile.