The Team

Madison Bradt

Editor & Contributor

Madison grew up in Toronto, Canada. She holds a BA (Hons) in International Development from the University of Toronto, and an MSc in Migration Studies from the University of Oxford. She is interested in a range of topics, including the politics of international development, organised crime, migration routes in North Africa, famine, and alternative histories. She likes travelling, fermenting things, and coming up with Game of Thrones conspiracy theories.

Jáfia Câmara

Portuguese editor


Jáfia Câmara is originally from Tocantins, Brazil but emigrated to the United States, where she lived for many years prior to pursuing her doctoral research at the University of Bristol, UK. Her research focuses on refugee and asylum-seeking children’s experiences and perspectives of education. She holds a MA from New York University and a BA from the University of California, Davis.  She speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish and is currently trying to learn Arabic and French.

Lena Hartz

Newsletter coordinator


Lena grew up in Luxembourg. She completed an M.A. in International Relations and Literature in a World Context at the University of Aberdeen and spent a year at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. During her MSc in Migration Studies at the University of Oxford, her research focused on EU development and migration politics in West Africa and its colonial legacies. She currently works for Luxembourg’s development cooperation agency in Senegal. In her free time, Lena loves to travel, read and volunteer with her local scout group.

Markéta (Margaret) Koudelkova

Editor, Contributor & Communications coordinator

Markéta grew up in a small town in the Czech Republic. Her time in academia started at Charles University in Prague with a degree in International Area Studies, she also spent one year in Leeds as an Erasmus exchange student. She graduated from the University of Oxford with an MSc in Migration Studies in 2018. She is currently working at a non-profit in Somerset. Apart from volunteering and reading on (post)secularism, she spends her free time looking for J. R. R. Tolkien’s masterpieces she has not yet read.

Hannah Markay

Editor & Contributor

Hannah is a Research Specialist with Generations For Peace in Amman, Jordan and a part-time LLM student in Public International Law at the University of Oslo. Hannah completed an MA in Social Anthropology and Politics at the University of Edinburgh, with a year abroad at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. Afterwards, during her MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies at the University of Oxford, she focused primarily on alternative safe and legal pathways for mobility. She enjoys hiking, anything involving bodies of water, taking very slow strides in Arabic, and questioning what it means to be a hospitality-accepting vegetarian.

Javier Ormeno

Spanish editor

With a philosophy background, Javier got involved in humanitarian action around the globe, working for the Red Cross Movement between 2008 and 2019. His MA in Human Rights (UCL) was an opportunity to reconnect with academia and articulate his experience. His research links arts and justice (including transitional justice, LGBT+, migration rights, and identity). Besides being involved with the Theatre of Transformation, he is Research Tutor for Diplo Foundation. His interest in performance and pottery seems to be somehow related to his self-declared addiction to matcha.

Magda Rodríguez Dehli

Editor in chief, Web designer & Spanish coordinator

Magda was born and raised in Spain and obtained a B.A. in International Relations from the Complutense University of Madrid, studying abroad at UCLA and at the Institut d'Études Politiques de Lyon, and an MSc in Migration Studies from the University of Oxford. She is currently preparing the admission exams for the Spanish civl service. Her two passions are singing in the shower and keeping a close eye on all things political.

Achille Versaevel

Communications officer

Achille is a junior specialist of migration within and towards Europe. He graduated in 2018 with a first Master’s degree in European Studies from King’s College London and the Humboldt University in Berlin. He then opted for a second Master’s degree, in Migration Studies and at the University of Oxford, from which he graduated in 2019. A keen ping-pong player, his areas of interest also include the study of immobility and the Central Asian migratory ecosystem – but, as for now, he is mostly struggling to learn Russian.


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