Dr. Irene Schöfberger is a Data and Research Officer at IOM GMDAC in Berlin. Prior to joining GMDAC, she has worked in research and policy advice in several countries, including Senegal, Chile, Germany, France and Belgium. She has conducted research on EU-Africa migration and development policies and on transnational livelihoods at the German Development Institute (DIE) and at the University of Freiburg. She has also worked for the European Parliament, ICMPD and the International Council for Science (ISC). She holds a PhD. in Human Geography from the University of Freiburg, as well as an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology and a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Bologna.