Florian TISSOT


PhD topic: The Constraints of Highly-Skilled Mobility for Families in Switzerland and Germany.

Field(s) of research and interest: Family strategies, gendered image of the family, migration industry

Institutional Affiliation: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), Swiss forum for migration and population studies (SFM)

Personal background: Florian Tissot is a sociologist who attained  his  B.A.-degree  in  media  sociology,  sociology  of  religion,  and  management  studies  at  the  University  of  Fribourg  and  his  M.A.-degree  in  social  sciences,  with  main  emphasis on migration and citizenship studies and sociology, at the University of Neuchâtel. In his PhD, he is studying the family strategies of highly-skilled migrants in Switzerland and Germany making fieldwork in the Lake Geneva Region and Frankfurt. He currently holds a grant of the Swiss National Science Foundation to study at the University of Frankfurt and started his PhD as a teaching-assistant at the University of Neuchâtel.

(2016) "Les nouveaux visages de la migration dans le canton de Neuchâtel: migration hautement qualifiée et expatriation" Cahier de l'institut neuchâtelois 36. Alphil: Neuchâtel.
(2016) "Highly-Skilled Labour Migration in Switzerland: Household Strategies and Professional Careers" Working Paper Series “Gender, Diversity and Migration”, 10, Faculty of Social Sciences, Goethe University Frankfurt. (open access)