Shepherd Mutsvara is a Ph.D. candidate in the Institute of Political Sciences at the Pedagogical University of Cracow. His supervisor is Prof.dr.hab. Joanna Bar. He joined the Human Rights Centre in November 2020 by working together with prof. Ellen Desmet of Ghent University, who became his co-supervisor for his doctoral research on “Economic refugees: An analysis of persecution and displacement in the new global era”. Besides being a journal peer reviewer for Migration Letters and Refugee Review, Shepherd is also a Research Affiliate with the Refugee Law Initiative and a member in good standing with the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law (Africa Research Group). Going forward to 2021, Shepherd intends to expand his knowledge on Third Party Monitoring (TPM) in development and humanitarian programmes in the MENA region by taking up a remote internship with a Turkey based humanitarian organisation.