Dr. Luisa Feline Freier

Email: lf.freierd@up.edu.pe

Website: http://www.up.edu.pe/en/Paginas/professor-profile.aspx?idd=000171598



Feline is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Universidad del Pacífico (Peru), where she currently leads an interdisciplinary research team on the socio-economic integration of Venezuelan migrants and refugees. Feline holds a PhD in Political Science from the LSE, a MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Universitaet zu Koeln. Her research, which has been funded by the Fulbright Foundation, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and the DAAD, focuses on immigration and refugee policies in Latin America, South-South immigration from countries in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, and the Venezuelan displacement crisis.

Feline has provided advice to various international organizations such as the Naumann Foundation, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU). She represents civil society on an inter-ministerial roundtable hosted by the Peruvian Foreign Ministry, and on the regional level, in an association of non-governmental organizations dealing with the Venezuelan displacement crisis.


Recent Academic Publications:

  • “The Impact of Tourist Visas on Intercontinental South-South Migration: Ecuador's Policy of ‘Open Doors’ as a Quasi-Experiment”, with Kyle Holloway, International Migration Review, forthcoming.
  •  “La legislación migratoria en Perú: entre la promoción de los derechos humanos y la seguridad nacional”, with Valeria Arón, in: Caicedo Camacho, Natalia.(coord.), Tendencias y Retos de las Políticas y Reformas Migratorias en America Latina.
Un Estudio Comparado. Fondo Editorial Universidad del Pacífico, forthcoming.
  • “Regional Migration Management in South America”, with Diego Acosta, in:  Triandafyllidou, Anna (ed.), E. Elgar Handbook on Migration and Globalisation. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018.
  •  “Turning the immigration policy paradox up-side down? Populist liberalism and discursive gaps in South America,” with Diego Acosta, International Migration Review, 49 (3), 2015.
  • “A liberal paradigm shift? A Critical Appraisal of Recent Trends in Latin American asylum legislation” in, Jean-Pierre Gauci et al. (eds.), Exploring the boundaries of refugee law: current protection challenges, Brill Publishers, 2015.


Reports on the Venezuelan Displacement Crisis:

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