Damian is a PhD candidate and a teaching assistant at the Centre for Migration Law at the University of Neuchatel. He assists his supervisor Prof. Christin Achermann in her introductory course in migration studies at the BA level, as well as in her MA course on migration and security. In his PhD project, he researches the production and utilization of country of origin information (COI) in asylum procedures in Europe. Damian holds a BA in Political Science (University of Geneva 2008) and an MLitt in Middle East and Central Asian Security Studies (University of St Andrews 2010).