I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Criminal Law, Tilburg University. I hold a M.A. in European Global Studies (Faculties of Law and Social Sciences , University of Basel) with a research focus on migration, peace and conflict, and access to justice, and a B.A. in Political Science (University of Zurich). With this background in social sciences and law, I conduct interdisciplinary research, combining classical legal research with qualitative and quantitative approaches.
My doctoral project investigates the crime-migration nexus in mobility-gatekeeping at external EU borders in Croatia, addressing border violence and the facilitation of clandestine human mobility across borders. The research is at the juncture of EU migration law and policy, criminal law, and border criminology. It builds on theoretical frameworks such as crimmigration, anti-policy, state crime, and critical theory, combining legal, political, and ethnographic theories, methods, and data sources.