Christina Mittmasser, BA MA

Institute of Geography, University of Neuchâtel

Christina Mittmasser is a doctoral student at the Institute of Geography of the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland and research fellow at the nccr – on the move, a research center on migration and mobility funded by the Swiss National Science Research Foundation (SNF). In her dissertation, Christina examines the diverse im/mobility trajectories and unequal opportunities of migrant entrepreneurs in Switzerland. Methodologically, it is based on biographic interviews, as well as ethnographic and collaborative methods within a migrant-run organization in Zürich. Her thesis is embedded within a larger project exploring the role of spatial im/mobility capital within cross-border entrepreneurship in different countries. Before, she studied Sociology and European Ethnology at the Karl-Franzens University of Graz (Austria). With her master’s thesis Christina addressed the question of statelessness as well as the multiplicity of meanings of the concept of citizenship.

PhD Thesis:

Migrant Entrepreneurship in Switzerland. Opportunities and Constraints within Transnational Mobilities

Current research project:

Migrant Entrepreneurship: Mapping Cross-Border Mobilities and Exploring the Role of Spatial Mobility Capital