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  Claudia Zilli Ramírez


Area of Interest
Migration Studies, Ethnic and Cultural Identity, Acculturation Processes, Diversity Management and Corporate Social Responsability Programs.

2010 - PhD Fellow in Sociology Sociology of Mobility and Intercultural Processes. Ongoing) Tutor: Prof. Dr. Maurizio Ambrosini. Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences. Università Degli Studi di Milano. Italy. Language of instruction: English and Italian.
2006-2008 Master of Sciences (Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism; Applied Quantitative Research Methods. Degree obtained) Tutor: Prof. Dr. Maykel Verkuyten. Thesis: Values, Media Framing and Political Tolerance for Extremist Groups. Published in: Journal of Applied Social Psychology (2011) 41:7, pp. 1583-1602. Utrecht Universiteit, The Netherlands. Language of instruction: English.
1998-2003 Bachelor in International Relations (Degree obtained Cum Laude) Tutor: Prof. Dr. Marianne Marchand. Thesis: Multidimensional effects of the Globalization process in the Secessionist Movement of Quebec in Canada. Universidad de las Américas-Puebla (UDLA), Mexico. Language of instruction: Spanish and English.

Professional and Language Courses
2012 Digital Research Methods Centro Studi Etnografia Digitale. Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences. Università Degli Studi di Milano. Milan, Italy.
2009-2010 Diploma Corporate Social Responsability (Degree obtained. Online modality. Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico (ITESM).
2007 Multivariate Statistics using SPSS Boswell Institute. Utrecht University. The Netherlands.
2007 Academic Written English. Boswell Institute. Utrecht University. The Netherlands.
2004 Advanced English and TOEFL preparation. La Salle College. Montreal, Canada. Summer Schools, Workshops and Conferences attended
2012 International Conference on European Social Survey. “Cross-National evidence from European Social Survey: Exploring Public Attitudes, informing Public Policy in Europe”. Co-organized by European Social Survey Foundation and European University Cyprus, under the auspices of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union. November 23-25. Nicosia, Cyprus. Paper presented: “Dealing with the Other: An explanation of native populations’ attitudes towards ethnic diversity according to Allport’s Intergroup Contact Theory. Case studies Italy and Spain”.
2012 International Workshop. “Migrant Integration, Transnationalism and Return”. Co-organized by Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Maastricht University and Peace Research Institute Oslo. October 25-26. Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Paper presented: “The role of inter-ethnic cultural consumption as a linkage between acculturation processes and transnational practices. Analyzing the case of two immigrant groups in the city of Turin, Italy: Egyptians and Mexicans”.
2012 International Summer School. “Intergenerational Relations in a Globalized World”. Co-organized by Collegio Carlo Alberto, Moncalieri (Turin), Doctoral School in Sociology & Political Science (University of Turin) and Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences(University of Milan). June 23-27. Moncalieri, Turin. Italy. Paper presented: “Irregular migration as a catalyzing factor of demografic changes and unattended welfare needs: Strategies of survival in Italy and in the United States”.
2012 International Workshop. European Weekend School. “European Union’s Dilemma: Migration”. Center for European Studies. “Jean Monnet Center of Excellence” Bo?aziçi University. May 10-12. Istanbul, Turkey. Position paper in the Panel: “Expectations and Experiences of New and Future Member States on Migration Issues”.
2012 Secondo Convegno Nazionale del Centro di Studi Interdisciplinari d Genere. Università Degli Studi di Trento. February 23-24. Trento, Italy.
2011 VII Summer School. “International Migration: Challenges and Opportunities for the European Union and its Neighbourhood”. Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. European University Institute, EUI. June 20 – July 1st. Florence, Italy.
2011 Final Conference. “Improving EU and US Immigration Systems. Shared Challenges in the European Union and the United States: Emerging from the crisis”. European Comission (co-organized by the European University Institute and the Migration Policity Institute). June 15. Brussels, Belgium.
2011 International Conference. “The Migration-Development Nexus. State of the Art and Ways Ahead”. Università Degli Studi di Trento co-organized with the Training Centre for International Cooperation and the Autonomous Province of Trento. June 8-10. Trento, Italy.
2011 MEDIVA International Workshop. “Media for Diversity and Migrant Integration: Consolidating Knowledge & Assessing Media Practices across the EU”. European University Institute, EUI. May 13. Florence, Italy.
2009 Seminario. “Huellas de la Migración”. Instituto de Investigaciones Histórico-Sociales. Universidad Veracruzana and Gobierno del Estado de Veracruz, México. October 12-16. Xalapa, Veracruz. México. Paper presented: “Políticas Públicas y Migración en el Edo. de Veracruz: Análisis y Propuestas”.
2008. Summer School and Workshop. “Race, Ethnicity and Migrations Studies (REMS)”. Trans-Atlantic Graduate Exchange Program. EU/US Cooperation Program in Higher, Vocational Education and Training co-funded by the European Comission and the U.S. Dept. of Education. Hosted by Utrecht University. May 10-25. Utrecht, The Netherlands. Paper presented: “Political Tolerance toward Extremist Groups: An Outcome of Conflicting Values and Media Framing” (Master Thesis project).

Zilli & Premazzi (2012). “Tutto il colore della vita. Inchiesta su matrimoni misti in Italia”. Rivista Missioni Consolata. Turin, May, 5, pp. 35-49.
Zilli & Verkuyten (2011). “Values, Media Framing and Political Tolerance for Extremist Groups”.
Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41:7, pp. 1583-1602.
Zilli & Quintero (2009). “Políticas Públicas y Migración: Análisis y Propuestas”. Cuadernos de trabajo 34. Huellas de la Migración II. Instituto de Investigaciones Histórico-Sociales. Universidad Veracruzana. Octubre. Xalapa, Veracruz. México, pp. 80-94.

Academic Awards
2006-2008 Scholarship awarded. HSP Huygens Talent Programme. Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The Netherlands.
2006 Scholarship awarded. Alban Programme. European Union – Latin America co-operation in the area of Higher Education. European Comission, Brussels. Belgium.
2000-2001 Dean’s List Member. Faculty of Social Sciences. Universidad de las Américas-Puebla (UDLA). Mexico.

Academic Labor Experience
2012 Organizing staff for the European Sociological Association’s Mid Term Conference. ESA Research Network 32 – Political Sociology (to be held in November 2012). Hosted by Università Degli Studi di Milano, Italy.
2012 – 2013 Cultore della Materia in Sociology of Cultural Processes (Teaching Assistant). Senior Researcher Monica Santoro. Bachelor Degree in Linguistic and Cultural Mediation. Università Degli Studi di Milano. Milan, Italy.
2000 – 2001 Teaching Assistant as a scholarship holder. Senior Prof. Mary Alcozer-Berriozábal. Department of International Relations and History. Universidad de las Américas. Puebla, Mexico.

Non Academic Labor Experience
2009 – 2010 Political Analyst. General Direction for Migrants. Mexican Government. Xalapa, Ver. México. Writing and editing descriptive and analytic reports (demographic and socio-economic data) for other governmental and non-governmental organizations related to the dependency’s key activities. Legal and social assistance for Mexican migrants and their families.,1&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
2005 – 2006 Planning Analyst. Whirlpool México. Food Stream Solutions. Monterrey, N.L. México. Maintaining communication with counterparts in USA, Italy and Brazil in order to align, release and administrate, information related to budgets, projects and strategic programs to be implemented in Mexican area. Linking the company with the Mexican Federal and Local government in order to negotiate and implement productive projects with shared financial resources.
2003 – 2004 Reservations Executive. Canadian Resorts S.A. de C.V. Puebla, Pue. México. Coordinating activities of the Reservations’ Department in the city of Puebla, Mexico. Assuring reservations and service’s requests replied in a timely manner; costumer service functions. Writting performance reports in a monthly basis.

Personal Competences
Spanish native language
English advanced. TOEFL IBT: 101/120. TOEFL CBT: 263/300. TOEIC: 925/1000. Master degree obtained in english.
Italian advanced. 86/100. Test cinque abilità. Italian embassy.

Microsoft Office.
Statistics: SPSS, STATA, Multilevel Analysis MlWin; basic knowledge of Structural Equation Modeling Amos and Node XL (Social Network Analysis).

Extra-curricular activities
2010-2011 PhD Sociology. Students representative. Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences. Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy.
2009-2010 Volunteer at Caritas Mexico (Translation, fundraising, organization of social activities).

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