Gigi A. Visbal

Gigi A. Visbal

Research Fellow in International Migration
Gigi A. Visbal

Gigi is a research fellow at the Immigration Initiative at Harvard. Gigi’s research focuses on different vulnerable populations such as; women, migrants and minorities in the labor market. Currently, she is conducting research on labor insertion patterns of Venezuelan migrants in the Caribbean region of Colombia. Previously, Gigi was awarded the director’s award for her thesis work on the prevalence of domestic work as one of the main sources of income for women at home and as migrants. Recently, she was granted a research fellowship from the government of Quebec, Canada. She is also working as a consultant for the governor’s office in the region of Atlántico, Colombia; mapping and assessing the conditions and characteristics of the Venezuelan diaspora in the region. Gigi holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with studies in economics, law and society from Concordia University; Montreal, Canada and two masters from Harvard University, the latest in Special Studies from the Harvard School of Education where she took a multidisciplinary approach to study education and vulnerable populations.