Ioana Pisaltu

Curriculum Vitae

Research interests
Intra-European migration; media and migration; identity; transnational family; care work; qualitative research methods.
Research project
Negotiating emotions: exploring the experiences of home-care workers with caring for the elderly in Italy
Education information
August 2019
Master of Arts (MA) in Culture Studies, Specialization Management of Cultural Diversity
Tilburg University (The Netherlands)
Thesis Title
Social capital strategies employed by Romanian migrants in the Netherlands in getting access to the labour market, August 2019, MA Thesis, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Thesis Supervisors
Prof. Dr. Hans Siebers
Prof. Dr. Mirjam van Reisen
Cum Laude
August 2018
Pre-master in Culture Studies, Specialization Management of Cultural Diversity
Tilburg University (The Netherlands)
October 2012
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Language and Literature, Specialization Romanian – English Language and Literature
University of West Timisoara (Romania)
Work information
September – December 2019
Researcher (Project-based)
Contrasens Cultural Association
Timisoara, Romania
-Understand project’s objective and design research methodology to address client’s needs; -Design research instruments: participatory observation guide and semi- structured interview guide; -Conduct participatory observation of cultural mediation activities and in-depth interviews with cultural mediators and participants in mediation activities; -Conduct advanced analysis of gathered data; -Write report, including insightful actionable recommendations to support clients’ needs and strategic decision-making process.
April 2018-September 2019
Case Manager
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
-Reach out to Romanian migrants working in the Netherlands and inform about their rights; -Provide customized information and advice about work rights; – Assist in reporting bad working conditions to relevant institutions and organizations; -Work with internal and external stakeholders (e.g. partner organizations, Dutch institutions) to ensure the needs of migrants are met; – Conduct online fieldwork to identify workers in precarious work; -Conduct participatory conversations and collect data for use in advocacy activities of FairWork; -Support in the design of training tools for Case Managers; – Contribute to year-end reports and media reports on activity of FairWork; -Attend workshops and training on
human rights and modern slavery topics.