Sophie Schriever is a PhD candidate in International Studies at the Université Laval in Québec and the University of Amsterdam. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Freiburg and a master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on the effects of the framing of migration as an adaptation strategy to climate change. She is interested in understanding the normative practices that emerge regarding climate migrants in the absence of a legal framework protecting them.
Before starting her PhD, Sophie worked as a journalist for the German public television ARD in Brussels, covering EU and NATO-related topics for the German public. She also contributed as a research assistant for the Université de Montréal to a project of the Quebec Population Health Research Network aiming at raising awareness for the topic of climate migration. Within the project, two illustrated stories linking climate change, migration and health were developed to make the issue accessible to a broad public.