Supervisor: Carlos Vargas-Silva
College affiliation: Regent’s Park
Gilda is a DPhil student in Migration Studies analysing the entrepreneurial behaviour of Syrian refugees in Jordan and Turkey. With a background in economic migration and labour economics, Gilda became interested in forced migration research while working on urban refugees in the Middle East for the Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI). Now working for the World Bank on private sector practices for refugee inclusion, Gilda manages to juggle work with research thanks to her passion for the analysis of forced migration. Gilda is particularly interested in researching the behaviour of refugee entrepreneurs in firm creation and management as well as the main pattern of entrepreneurship in resource-constrained and adverse environments using both quantitative and qualitative lenses.