Andreas Genoni

Andreas Genoni

PostDoc in migration and integration research

Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB)

I am a PostDoc in migration and integration research at the BiB in Germany. I am also an associate researcher of the Swiss National Center for Competence in Research (NCCR) for Mobility and Migration Studies at the University of Neuchâtel.

My research focuses on international migration and its consequences for individuals. I am particularly interested in the adjustment and the perceived integration of internationally mobile individuals, immigrants and their descendants. My goal is to better understand the processes and mechanisms that facilitate adjustment, contribute to mismatches between individual perceptions and social reality, and that influence migration decisions & behaviour.

Some current work of mine deals with the relationship between cultural distance and immigrant adjustment, and with the consequences of disappointed migration expectations for immigrants’ emotional disengagement with the destination society. Sporadically, I also devote time to other interesting topics such as migration and change in personal culture and data visualisation.

Research Projects

A short list of projects that bundles most of my work

Analysing and visualising human migration
A collection of work about various forms of human migration and their visualisation.
Cultural distance and adaptation
A collection of work that looks at the role of cultural distance for immigrants’ lives abroad
The paradox of integration
A collection of studies about why immigrants who may seem integrated do not feel they are
The well-being of immigrants: The role of migration, past and present life
A collection of work about immigrant well-being and its drivers