Who We Are

Dr. PAUL O’KEEFFE

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Paul is a post-doctoral researcher for InZone at the University of Geneva, where his work focuses on education in emergencies. Prior to joining InZone he worked as an Academic Advisor for the Jamiya Project and has a Ph.D in Sociology from La Sapienza University of Rome, where his research focused on public university development in Ethiopia. He has degrees in Psychology, Marketing, and International Economics and Political Studies, and various certificates in Training and Development and International Development Studies. He has previously worked with Voluntary Services Overseas with Burmese exiles in Thailand, on the management of the Irish Aid Fellowship Programme, as an Inter-cultural Awareness Trainer with the Irish Council for International Students and as a Lecturer at Charles University in Prague and University College Dublin. He has also contributed to the Guardian newspaper and ESAT television’s coverage of development in Ethiopia. His main interests are international development, human rights and education.

Dr. ZSUZSANNA PASZTOR

Zsuzsanna is a Resmy-passport-photo (3)earch Consultant on migration issues with an interdisciplinary academic background. She has a degree in Intercultural Psychology, a degree in Economics and Non-profit Management, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Sapienza University of Rome where her research focused on the socio-economic determinants of international migration. Zsuzsanna gained field experience in Hungary where she worked as a Psychologist and a Social Assistant in the Shelter for Unaccompanied Minors run by Hungarian Inter-Church Aid. Since 2009 she has participated on several research projects in collaboration with Italian, Hungarian and other international institutions. She has conducted numerous semi-structured and in-depth interviews with vulnerable groups (refugees, unaccompanied minors and Roma youth) about sensitive issues. She has also worked as a Project Coordinator on various migration projects and as a Research Consultant with the European Migration Network at IDOS Research Centre in Rome.

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