Franziska Ziegler has been working as a researcher of the Migration Policy Research Group at the University of Hildesheim since January 2019. She works within the projects SOLDISK – Discourses on solidarity in the context of migration and Two worlds apart? Comparing local integration politics in urban and rural municipalities. Prior to her current occupation, Franziska was a researcher at the German Institute for Human Rights, working for the research network of the Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union (FRANET). She studied political science and international law at Maastricht, Amsterdam and Vancouver. During her studies she gained experience as a research and editorial assistant in both fields of study and interned, amongst others, with the German Foreign Office and the European Commission.