Daniela Vintila is a postdoctoral researcher in the ERC-funded project “Migration, transnationalism and social protection in (post-) crisis Europe” (MiTSoPro) at the Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM) of the University of Liège. Prior to that, she was a member of the British team of the international project “Pathways to power: the political representation of citizens of immigrant origin in eight European democracies” at the University of Leicester.
She holds a PhD in Law and Political Science from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, a MA degree in “Democracy and Government” from the same institution, and a BA degree in International Relations and European Studies from the National School of Political and Administrative Studies of Romania. Her interests lie, especially, in the areas of comparative politics, EU politics, citizenship, migration, political participation and representation. Her PhD dissertation (“The European citizenship and the electoral rights of non-national EU citizens in the EU Member States”) focused on the political participation of mobile EU citizens at EP and local elections held from 1999 onward in ten countries: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Austria, Sweden, Finland and Denmark.
She is co-convenor of the ECPR Standing Group on Immigration and Ethnicity, co-director of the IMISCOE Standing Committee on Migration, Citizenship and Political Participation, vice-chair of the IPSA Research Committee on European Unification, and member of the Executive Board of the Belgian Political Science Association. She is founder and co-editor of Migration News (online platform for daily news on international migration) and EU News (online platform for news on EU politics and policies).