Janina Stürner-Siovitz is a Cities Managing Migration visiting fellow at GMF and a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Political Science and the Centre for Human Rights of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. Her research focuses on migration governance and the interaction between cities, states, and international actors. She has developed studies, organized workshops, and produced policy papers on behalf of organizations including the European Commission, and the German Federal Foreign Office, the Mediterranean City-to-City Migration Project. 
Prior to joining the Friedrich-Alexander-University, Stürner-Siovitz was a refugee officer for Stuttgart, Germany, where she conducted a qualitative study on the city’s integration strategies in cooperation with migrant and refugee organizations.
Stürner-Siovitz completed her PhD summa cum laude in political science at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. She holds a master’s degree in international relations and a bachelor’s degree in political sciences from Sciences Po Aix and the University of Freiburg. She is a peer reviewer for the Knowledge Platform of the UN Network on Migration and a member of the UNHCR Global Academic Interdisciplinary Network.