Dr. Cristina Blanco Sío-López is EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Senior Global Fellow and Principal Investigator (PI) of the research project ‘Navigating Schengen: Historical Challenges and Potentialities of the EU’s Free Movement of Persons, 1985-2015’ (NAVSCHEN) at the European Studies Center (ESC) – EU Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence (JMEUCE) of the University of Pittsburgh from 2019 to 2021. She will then join the Ca' Foscari University of Venice. NAVSCHEN will produce the first dedicated critical historical analysis on the transnational roots, debates and conditions for the implementation of the EU’s free movement of persons. The project will address the empowering value of these normative legacies to tackle current challenges to human mobility rights in the European integration process, including its global governance reverberations.
In 2020, Dr. Blanco Sío-López was selected as a Member of the Spanish Academy of Sciences as par tof the Spanish Young Academy representing the field of History. See more about this honor on the ESC's Awards and Honors page.
For more, see the NAVSCHEN project website.
Click here to read an interview with Cristina Blanco Sío-López, "The Hsitorical Legacies of the EU's Free Movement of Persons" in the Ca' Foscari News, 19 June 2020 (Ca' Foscari University of Venice).