BiographyKing-Savic is a lecturer on migration and cultural studies, and Executive Director at the Center for Governance and Culture in Europe at the University of St. Gallen.
She received her Ph.D. in Organization and Culture (DOC) at the University of St. Gallen in February 2019, where she presently serves as a Postdoc at the School for Social Sciences and Humanities.
She volunteered as a human rights educator for Amnesty International and conducted open source research for the Foreign Military Studies Office, Fort Leavenworth, at the University of Kansas before receiving a Swiss National Foundation scholarship for her dissertation on the transversal relationship between migration and informal markets (forthcoming in 2020, Routledge).
She received various grants, including the Foreign Language Area Studies and the A&S Study Abroad scholarship from the University of Kansas and the University of Wyoming, where she received her M.A. (2012) and B.A., (2010) respectively.
King-Savic examines how labor migrants and refugees from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia define their experience with deservingness of ‘integration’ in Switzerland.