Eduardo Chemin, Ph.D.


Senior Researcher

Project Multilevel Governance of Mass Migration in Europe and Beyond (RESPOND)


I was born in Brazil and since 2001 I have lived and worked in England, Spain, France, Italy and Germany. In 2013-2014 I moved to Mersin, southeast of Turkey, to deliver courses in the social sciences to undergraduate students and conduct multi-disciplinary psychosocial research on religion and forced migration. A sociologist by training, I am interested in the areas of mobilities (religious tourism and forced migration) and religion (pilgrimage sites and traditions, contested religious spaces, secular/religious dynamics, religious heritage, religious and politics in Latin America and Europe, consumer culture and religious belief and belonging). After extensive research on the intersections of religion, heritage and tourism (2006- to present), I am currently working on RESPOND, a multi-disciplinary research consortium investigating forced migration to the EU from the Eastern Mediterranean, funded by the European Union H2020 research program.