Dr Maria M. Mexi is currently affiliated with the Institute of Citizenship Studies of the University of Geneva. She has completed postdoc research at the University of Geneva and she holds a Doctorate (DPhil) in Politics and International Relations and an MPhil in Political Theory from the University of Oxford, an MSc in European Social Policy with Distinction from the London School of Economics, and a BA in History with High Distinction from the American College of Greece. Dr Mexi has conducted research in the areas of European social policy, youth mobilization and solidarity forms in times of crisis, and she has developed and managed numerous research and technical assistance (including, capacity building) projects in collaboration with universities, international organizations, consulting agencies and NGOs. She also works as a consultant for international organizations in the area of social policy, while her current research interests fall within the areas of migration, social dialogue and the future of work. She is currently the Co-Coordinator of two SNIS-funded projects: “Gig Economy and its Implications for Social Dialogue and Workers' Protection” and “Social and Solidarity Economy, Urban Communities and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups”.