Luca Pfirter holds a master’s degree in Anthropology (University of Neuchâtel) and in Development Studies (IHEID, Geneva) and worked for the Swiss Observatory for Asylum and Foreign Nationals Law (SBAA, Bern). Since January 2019 Luca Pfirter is a doctoral researcher at the Laboratoire d'études des processus sociaux (LAPS, Neuchâtel) and at the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) – on the move at the University of Neuchâtel. He writes his dissertation in the context of the project ‘Governing Migration and Social Cohesion through Integration Requirements: A Socio-Legal Study on Civic Stratification in Switzerland’

His research interests concern contemporary forms of governing migration, mobility and social cohesion; as well as elaborating connected processes of b/ordering.