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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

Research Subject

Research environments

  • Center for Environmental and Sustainability Social Science (CESSS)

About Alessandra Paiusco

Alessandra Paiusco joined Örebro University PhD program in Political Science in 2018. Her current research focuses on climate change-induced human migration. 

Alessandra is a Sinologist 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. 

Alessandra's supervisors are Björn Hammar, Erik Hysing and Ann-Catrin Kristianssen.

On a side note, Alessandra speaks English, Italian, French, Chinese, but only pyttelite Swedish - despite being a proud self-proclaimed suecophile.

In 2019 she has been elected as Member of the Board of the University's Doctoral Student Section (Doktorandsektionen, DokSek).