Dr. Ludmila Bogdan is an Ernst Mach research fellow at the oiip, where she focuses on prison research and conducts qualitative interviews with smugglers and human traffickers. Ludmila is a sociologist trained in mixed methods and her research centers on the interplay of labor migration, human trafficking, and migration information campaigns in Europe. She has Postdoctoral Training in Sociology from Harvard University (2020) and a Ph.D. in Political Sciences from the University of Vienna (2017). Previously, she held academic positions at the Max Planck Institute, Georgetown University, and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. Her recent work challenges the efficiency of current anti-trafficking information campaigns and efforts. At the same time, Ludmila is conducting field research in Palermo (Italy) to understand the migration imaginaries of African youth as they navigate the immigration system and life in a new country.
- Postdoc, Postdoctoral Studies in Sociology, Harvard University, (Cambridge MA, USA), 2018-2020
- Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science, University of Vienna, (Vienna, Austria), 2015-2017
- M.A., Master of Advanced International Studies, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, (Vienna, Austria), 2013-2015
- B.A., Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, St Norbert College (De Pere, WI, USA), 2010-2013
- Diploma, Certificate in Fine Arts Studies, Școala de Arte Plastice Alexei Șciusev (Chisinau, Moldova), 2002-2007
- Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA, USA), October 2021-ongoing
- Visiting Migration Scholar, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Göttingen, Germany), 2021
- Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard University, (Cambridge MA, USA), 2018-2021
- Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar, Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service, (Washington DC, USA), 2017
- Bogdan, Ludmila (R&R 2021), Poverty and Migration Motivations Among Moldovans, International Migration Review.
- Bogdan, Ludmila (2021), Human Trafficking, Information Campaigns, and Public Awareness in Moldova: Why do anti-trafficking organizations operate under inaccurate assumptions?, International Migration.
- Bogdan, Ludmila (2021), The Role of Bias in the Identification of Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings in the EU, policy report, ICMPD November issue.
- Bogdan, Ludmila (2020), Public perception of human trafficking: a case study of Moldova, Comparative Migration Studies 8.1: 1-14.
- Bogdan, Ludmila (2019), Ausbeutung und Menschenhandel: Es geht nicht immer um Sexarbeit, Wissenschaft: Geschichte Österreichs, Der Standard newspaper.
- Ludmila Bogdan (2018), Who Wants to Leave? Migration Motivations in Moldova, Journal of Identity and Migration Studies 12.1.
- Ludmila Bogdan (2018), Human Trafficking in Moldova: A Literature Review, Journal of Human Trafficking.
- Ludmila Bogdan (2016), United States and European Union Entities: Attitudes towards Sexual Orientation of Victims of Human Trafficking, Political Crossroads, Melbourne, Australia.
- Ludmila Bogdan (2013), Human Trafficking, Conference of Undergraduate Research Proceeding, University of North Carolina at Ashville Press, Ashville, North Carolina, USA.