Michaela Bruckmayer

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Ph.D. in politics, University of Sheffield; M.A. in international affairs, California State University, Sacramento; B.B.A. in business administration, Midwestern State University


Michaela Bruckmayer (she/her) works as an analyst at RAND Europe in the area of home affairs and social policy. Her Ph.D. in politics from the University of Sheffield focused on international migration governance, specifically towards migrant children. Prior to joining RAND Europe, Bruckmayer worked as an evidence adviser for Macmillan Cancer Support, where she supported the commissioning and management of complex evaluations. She also worked as a research consultant for the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she worked on publications on women, children, and LGBT refugees and asylum seekers. Bruckmayer’s research interests include gender, migration, and children’s rights.

Recent Projects

  • Study on Child Participation in the EU Political and Demographic Life
  • European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC)
  • Study on Witness Reporting of Intimate Partner Violence
  • Equal Pay for Equal Work: Binding Pay Tranparency Measures

Selected Publications

Hofman, J.; Nightingale, M.; Bruckmayer, M.; Sanjurjo, P., Equal Pay for Equal Work: Binding Pay-Transparency Measures, European Parliament's Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, 2020

Devaux, A.; Dunkerley, F.; Koch, N.; Bruckmayer, M.; Phillips, W., and Jordan, V., Research for CULT Committee - Education and Youth in the European Union, Current Challenges and Future Prospects, European Parliament, Policy Deparment for Structural and Cohesion Policies, Brussels, 2019




  • A man holding male and female figures on a seesaw with a roll of 200 Euro bills in the middle, photo by Andrii Yalanskyi/Getty Images

    Equal Pay for Equal Work: How Binding Pay Transparency Measures May Help

    More than 60 years ago, the EU introduced the principle of equal pay for equal work for men and women. But a gender pay gap persists in most countries. In 2014, a European Commission Recommendation encouraged measures to aid pay transparency, but implementation has been limited.

    May 12, 2020 Encompass