||Dr. Francesca Ruisi, Coordinator of the Professional Diploma in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies at the Center for Strategic Studies (CSS) at the University of Jordan since 2018 and Project Coordinator for the GIZ JOSY project within the Academic Year 2019/2020.
After being awarded by her European PhD (Doctor Europaeus) (Distinction) in Sociology with a special focus on Social Methods and being Visiting Postdoc at the Department of Sociology at the University of Jordan within the Hermes Erasmus Mundus she joined the CSS in 2015 as Full Time Researcher. She has more than one decade of experience in conducting social research and project management in several fields owing to her methodological transversal expertise. Furthermore, she is has been and currently involved as Project Manager and Assistant Scientific Coordinator in several multidisciplinary international and crossing-partnered projects concerning refugees and migration. In particular, she is currently Project Manager for the IMAGES MENA Jordan (UN Women fund), while she was Assistant Co-Investigator for the GCRF South-South Migration, Inequality and Development Hub (MIDEQ) (UKRI’s Global Challenges Research Fund), FOCUS Forced Displacement Of Refugees And Host-Community Solidarity (Horizon 2020), and Civil society and the global refugee regime: Understanding and enhancing impact through the implementation of global refugee policy - Local Engagement Refugee Research Network (LERRN) (SSHRC Fund). Furthermore, she was Project Manager for the HOPES (Higher and further education opportunities and perspectives for Syrians) The Educational Challenge: identifying barriers and seizing opportunities in Higher Education for Syrian refugees in Jordan: Policy recommendations and future strategies funded by the European Union’s Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis, the “Madad Fund” under the scope of the regional programme HOPES and Assistant Coordinator within the Euro‐Mediterranean Political Research and Dialogue for Inclusive Policymaking Processes and Dissemination through Network Participation action supported by the EuroMesco, IEMed, European Union.
Her main research interests are social network analysis and mixed social methods, migration and refugee studies, social media and digital methods.
Address: Center for Strategic Studies (CSS) – University of Jordan Queen Rania Street 11942 Amman (Jordan)
Tel./Fax: +962 6 5300100 - : +962 6 5355515
Email: fruisi @ css-jordan.org
- ■ Shteiwi M., Ruisi F. (2019) Methodological Specificities for Jordan in Ajduković D., Kiralj J. FOCUS Deliverable 3.1: Research design and methodology (Horizon 2020 Migration-08-2018) https://www.focus-refugees.eu/wp-content/uploads/FOCUS_Del3.1._submitted.pdf
- ■ Ruisi F. (2019) Challenges Faced by Syrian Refugees in the Higher Education Systems of Host Countries and How to Overcome Them. Lessons Learned from Jordan. EuroMesco policy Briefs. European institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) with the assistance of the European Union. https://www.euromesco.net/publication/challenges-faced-by-syrian-refugees-in-the-higher-education-systems-of-host-countries-and-how-to-overcome-them-lessons-learned-from-jordan/
- ■ Shteiwi, M., Ruisi, F., Alkhatib, W., Karadsheh, D., Saadedeen, A., & Bashayreh, I. (2018). The Educational Challenge: identifying barriers and seizing opportunities in Higher Education for Syrian refugees in Jordan: Policy recommendations and future strategies (Center for Strategic Studies CSS University of Jordan – Amman). Funded by the European Union’s Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis, the “Madad Fund” under the scope of the regional programme HOPES implemented by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in partnership with the British Council, Campus. http://haqqi.info/en/haqqi/research/educational-challenge-identifying-barriers-and-seizing-opportunities-higher-education
- ■ Ruisi F., Shteiwi M. (2016) Economic and Social Integration of Migrants and Refugees in Jordan and Lebanon (co-authored with Musa Shteiwi) in Migrants and Refugees: Impact and Future Policies. Case studies of Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Italy, Spain, and Greece (2016) (co-authored with Pace R., Fernandez B., Boluk G., Bayaner A., Erdem S., Bolani L. with the participation of Dokos T.). EuroMesco Joint Policy Study. European Institute of the Mediterranean with the assistance of the European Union
- ■ Ruisi F. (2014) An explanation of political recruitment in terms of small world networks, Networks in the global world 2014, Bridging theory and method: American, European and Russian studies. St. Petersburg State University, 27th -29th June 2014;
- ■ Ruisi F. (2014) Social network analysis and political phenomena: a contribution to the small world theory. University of Palermo, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Roma, Biblioteca Nazionale centrale Firenze;
- ■ Ruisi F. (2014) Social Network Analysis as new lent on socio-political phenomena: a brief dissertation between revolutionary tradition and classics considering a new local movement as case study, Is Representative Democracy in Crisis International Conference, Université Paris 1 Sorbonne and University of Turin.