Originally from Romania, Ingi Iusmen is a lecturer at the University of Southampton (Department of Politics & International Relations), where she teaches and researches topics linked to EU politics, public policy and the protection of children’s rights and human rights more generally.
As a Fulbright-Schuman scholar at Harvard University, she is working with Professor Jacqueline Bhabha to understand how “durable solutions” for unaccompanied migrant children are reached and what helps children’s resilience during the immigration process. The overarching aim of this timely and original research project is to generate policy recommendations conducive to durable solutions for child refugees and responsive to their views. Ingi strongly believes that excellent academic research should help make a difference to the lives of vulnerable groups, such as refugee children. As a Fulbright-Schuman scholar, Ingi has the opportunity of using her US experience to benefit, upon her return, the protection of child refugees in the EU. She believes her time in the US will have a profound personal and professional impact on her life, as well as providing scientific evidence that could improve the plight of child refugees across the world.