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Katharina Hahn-Schaur

Research Officer


Katharina holds an MA in Cultural and Social Anthropology from the University of Vienna, which included half a year of study abroad at the University of Chicago.

Relevant experience and expertise:

Since joining ICMPD in 2015, Katharina has been involved in multiple research projects in the areas of integration, migration and development, and forced migration. She has conducted research and written reports, amongst others, for the ICMPD projects BEMIG (health needs of elderly migrants) and ITHACA (transnational engagement and integration), MICIC (migrants in crisis situations), SIDEM (migration and development), and PERSPEKT (education & labour market integration of unaccompanied minor refugees).

Research interests: Migration and Development, Transnationalism, Integration, Forced Migration


Justyna Segeš Frelak and Katharina Hahn-Schaur (2019) Return Migration Policies in the Context of Intra-EU Mobility. Policy Brief. Vienna: ICMPD.

Katharina Hahn-Schaur, Justyna Segeš-Frelak, Mathias Czaika, Anna Faustmann, Agnieszka Fihel, Paweł Kaczmarczyk (2019). Return Migration. Background, Practice Examples and Policy Options for Intra-EU Mobility – Focus on Poland. Vienna: ICMPD.

ICMPD (2019): Lebensperspektiven von minderjährigen und jungen erwachsenen Asyl- und subsidiär Schutzberechtigten: Folgerungen für die Integrationspolitik - Ergebnisse der PERSPEKT Studie. Wien: ICMPD.

ICMPD (2019): Lebensperspektiven minderjähriger und junger erwachsener Asyl- und subsidiär Schutzberechtigter (PERSPEKT). Policy Brief. Wien: ICMPD.

Maegan Hendow, Alessandra Bravi, Albert Kraler, Robtel Neajai Pailey, Bernhard Perchinig and Katharina Schaur (2018), Resilience in the Face of Adversity: A Comparative Study of Migrants in Crisis Situations. MICIC Comparative Report. Vienna: ICMPD.

Alessandra Bravi and Katharina Schaur (2017): Migrants in the 2011 Floods in Thailand: Improving Migrants’ Access to Emergency and Rescue Services. In: Lorenzo Guadagno, Mechthilde Fuhrer and John Twigg (eds): Migrants in Disaster Risk Reduction. Practices for Inclusion. Geneva: International Organization for Migration. Strassbourg: Council of Europe

Trupp, A., Apipornchaisakul, K., Bravi, A., Punpuing, S., Sakulsri, T., Schaur, K., Tadee, R. (2017): The Thai Floods 2011: Impacts and Consequences on Migrants from Myanmar, Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Vietnam. In. K. Husa and H. Wohlschlaegl (Eds), Hiilltribes, Labour Migrants, Foreign Retirees. Different Immigrant groups, different problems: Three case studies from Thailand (pp. 93-172). Vienna: Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna.

Bernhard Perchinig, Lucas Rasche, Katharina Schaur (2017): Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Policies in the European Union and the MICIC Agenda, MICIC Summary Paper. Vienna: ICMPD.

Alessandra Bravi, Katharina Schaur, Alexander Trupp, Teeranong Sakulsri, Reena Tadee, Kanya Apipornchaisakul and Sureeporn Punpuing (2017): Thailand: Migration and Natural Disasters - The Impact on Migrants of the 2011 Floods in Thailand. MICIC Case Study.

Alexandra König, Jimy Perumadan, Katharina Schaur (2016): Dividing, connecting, relocating: Emotions and journeys of embodiment in transnational space. In: Transnational Social Review, doi: 10.1080/21931674.2016.1180846

Alexandra König, Bernhard Perchinig, Jimy Perumadan, Katharina Schaur (2015): Country Report Austria. ITHACA Research Report N.1/2015. Florence: EUI.

Bernhard Perchinig, Katharina Schaur (2015): Projektbericht BEMIG. Betreuungs- und Pflegebedarf älterer MigrantInnen: Bedarfsabschätzung und Herausforderungen.

Tel: +43-1-5044677-2379
Fax: +43-1-5044677-2375
E-mail: Katharina.Schaur(at)