Departament de Ciències Polítiques i Socials, 08005 Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain)

Diletta Marcucci

Pompeu Fabra University, Ph.D. Researcher


Diletta Marcucci holds a Master in International Relations (Global Studies) from the University of Wrocław, Poland. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Language, Culture, and Society of Asia and Mediterranean Africa (major – Mandarin Chinese) at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy.

Her Master’s thesis “Construction of newcomers’ image in the Italian society in 2017. Case studies of Milan and Naples”, defended with honour, won the 1st prize at the Competition for the Best Diploma Theses at the Institute of International Studies (Poland). Marcucci was also an active participant at a few international conferences, including the 2nd International Science Conference between NATO and the EU and the 3rd International Workshop on Chinese Migration in Spain.

She is currently a PhD candidate at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at Universitat Pompeu Fabra under the supervision of Prof. Ricard Zapata-Barrero. Marcucci is a research assistant in the GRITIM-UPF research group and a doctoral researcher in the project “BROAD-ER: Bridging the Migration and Urban Studies Nexus”. Her primary research topic is framed within Urban Migration Governance and focuses on Chinese migrants: “Chinese self-segregation and Urban Intercultural Governance. Case studies of Barcelona and Amsterdam”.

Research interests: Urban Migration Governance, Interculturalism, Chinese migration studies