Sophia was an affiliate of the German Research Foundation’s Research Training Group: Globalization and Development (from 2012-2016). She completed her doctorate degree in development economics in 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Stephan Klasen, PhD; Assistant Professor Dr. Susan Steiner, and Professor Inmaculada Martinez-Zarzoso, PhD. Her research centers on investigating the impact of migration and remittances on health and female labour force participation using empirical methods, and household-level data. She is currently a member of the Development Economics Research Group at the University of Goettingen, where she also works on helping the GrOW research group convey its findings to a larger policy audience.
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