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 analyzes the EU migration control regime and its influence on practices of human trafficking and human smuggling at EU borders. The research is at the juncture of migration law and policy, human rights and criminal law, and builds on theories such as crimmigration or anti-policy.