Eva Fortes is a PhD candidate in the Political and Social Sciences department at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), under the supervision of Dr. Matthias vom Hau. She is a ”la Caixa” Foundation fellow through the PhD fellowship programme INPhINIT, working as a predoctoral researcher at the Institut de Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI).
Her research focuses on defining, measuring, and designing policy to improve the quality of life of people with a migration background. She holds a BA Magna cum Laude in Comparative Literature and Society from Columbia University and an MA in Political Philosophy from UPF. Previously, she worked as director of operations at Quicksilver Translate in Sant Cugat del Vallès, executive director and managing editor of the Writers’ Collective of Kristiania in New York, and as editor and program associate at various human rights organizations including the Center for Human Rights in Iran and Human Rights Watch.