DeBono, Daniela

Country Expert for Malta (electoral rights and citizenship law)

Daniela DeBono is Senior Lecturer in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER) at the Department of Global Political Studies, Malmö University, Sweden. Her main research interests lie in the migration-human rights nexus. These research interests, as well as her ethnographic and qualitative research skills, reflect her training in anthropology, sociology, human rights and migration studies. She has led a project which analysed migrants' experiences of deportation from Sweden (MIM - Malmo, Sweden), and her PhD  project sought to identify the cultural and socio-political aspects of Maltese culture which hinder the adoption of human rights within the irregular migration field (SCMR - Sussex, UK). Her work has been published in international journals, as book chapters and open-access publications. As a result of her collaboration with the EUDO Citizenship Observatory, Daniela has co-/authored a series of reports on citizenship law and policy, naturalisation and access to electoral rights.