Collaborators

  • Michelle Bui is a research assistant in the faculty of Media, Culture and Creative Arts at Curtin University. She is currently involved in a project called Deathscapes which seeks new ways to document, understand, and respond to contemporary racialized violence in the settler states of Australia, Canada and the United States. It aims to produce new ... Read more
  • Synnøve Jahnsen is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Research Department at The Norwegian Police University College (2015-2019). She is responsible for leading the project “Preventing Organized Crime: Policing Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs”, which is part of a broader research endeavor entitled “New Trends in Modern Policing” led by Prof Helene O. I. Gundhus, and funded ... Read more
  • Melissa Phillips is an Honorary Fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne and works for the Danish Refugee Council in the area of migration, refugee protection and forced displacement. Melissa’s research focuses on transit migration, identity formation during mobility and the nexus between migration and forced displacement. She ... Read more
  • Dr Maurice Stierl obtained his doctoral degree at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. He now is an Associate Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study and a Teaching Fellow at the Politics and International Studies Department in Warwick. From summer 2015 onwards, Dr Stierl will be the Visiting Assistant Professor in Comparative Border ... Read more
  • Dr Anna Szorenyi has a PhD from the Centre for Women’s Studies and Gender Research at Monash University, and lectures in the Department of Gender Studies and Social Analysis at the University of Adelaide.  She researches in the area of feminist ethics and global migration, with particular interests in cultural constructions of asylum and trafficking. ... Read more
  • Professor Zlatko Skrbiš is Vice-Provost (Graduate Education) and a Professor of Sociology in the School of Sciences at Monash University. His research interests include cosmopolitanism, migration, ethnicity, nationalism and globalisation. Professor Skrbiš is the principal chief investigator on the multi-wave ARC Discovery Project titled ‘Social Futures and Life Pathways of Young People in Queensland’ and ... Read more
  • Dr Antje Missbach has been working on transit migration in Indonesia since 2010. She has spent 14 months in the field in Indonesia talking to asylum seekers and refugees but also meeting Indonesian officials from the police, immigration and other relevant organisations. She is particularly interested in decision-making processes in transit. In 2014, she will start ... Read more
  • Dr Samantha Currie’s research specialises in aspects of European Union law and migration and gender and migration. Specifically, her work has covered migration in the context of the EU’s eastern enlargement, Union citizenship, the cross-border posting of workers in the EU, and women migrants in irregular employment. Samantha’s book, Migration, Work and Citizenship in the Enlarged ... Read more
  • Dr Samanthi Gunawardana’s research interests include rural women, labour and global political economy in South Asia, with an emphasis on internal and international migrant workers.  Samanthi has published on organizing women workers and she is currently working on a USAID funded report on the Sri Lankan labour movement’s response to migrant workers. Her latest publication is a ... Read more
  • Anne McNevin is a Lecturer in Politics at Monash University. Anne’s research is focused on the implications of displacement, border control, and irregular migration  for the contemporary transformation of sovereignty, citizenship, governance and political community. She is currently developing two collaborative research projects: the first investigates the role of Islam in regional migration governance and and counter-smuggling ... Read more
  • Professor Katja Franko Aas is Professor in Criminology at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law at The University of Oslo, and a collaborator at The Border Crossing Observatory (BOb). Born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and studied at the University of Ljubljana where she graduated from the Faculty of Law in 1996. Further information about her work can ... Read more
  • Maria João Guia is author of a PhD thesis on ‘Immigration, violent crime and crimmigration’ at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. She is Associate Researcher at the Center of Human Rights, at the Faculty of Law, University of Coimbra. She has published two books on Immigration and Crime (2008 and 2010), organised another in Portuguese language on crimmigration ... Read more
  • Professor Jean-Pierre Cassarino is based at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) of the European University Institute (EUI, Florence, Italy), and director of the Return Migration and Development Platform. He is also Research Associate at the Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain (IRMC, Tunis, Tunisia). Since the mid-1990s, he has researched and published extensively on migration, particularly on ... Read more
  • Dr. Kelly Sundberg is the Chair for the Department of Justice Studies and an Associate Professor at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Prior to his academic career, he served fourteen years in various investigative and enforcement positions with what that today is the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Kelly has also served as the alternate ... Read more
  • Erin O’Brien is a Lecturer in the School of Justice, Queensland University of Technology, Australia. She researches agenda-setting, policy-making and political activism on issues of sex, gender, and justice, and is particularly concerned with the interplay between activists and the state in the construction of knowledge and formation of policy. Her current research examines political ... Read more
  • Vanessa Barker is Docent and Associate Professor of Sociology at Stockholm University.  She has published recent work on democracy and deportation, border control and ethnicity, and the welfare state and comparative penal sanctioning. In the US, she works on questions about the prison and the public sphere. In Europe, she is currently working on a ... Read more
  • Raquel Matos is Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Education and Psychology of the Catholic University of Portugal, since 2007 and the Deputy-Director of this same Faculty since 2009. She is currently developing research about gender, migrations and detention, doing field work in a Temporary Detention Centre for illegal immigrants in Portugal. In the last ... Read more
  • Anne McNevin is a Lecturer in Politics at Monash University. Anne’s research is focused on the implications of displacement, border control, and irregular migration  for the contemporary transformation of sovereignty, citizenship, governance and political community. She is currently developing two collaborative research projects: the first investigates the role of Islam in regional migration governance and ... Read more
  • Gabriella Sanchez (Ph.D., Arizona State University) is assistant professor at the University of Texas El Paso. A socio-cultural anthropologist by training she researches clandestine and criminalized forms of labor along borders from a critical criminology perspective. Her ethnographic work has primarily explored the social organization and internal dynamics of transnational migration facilitation relying on participatory ... Read more
  • Dr Joanne van der Leun is professor of Criminology at Leiden Law School the Netherlands. She specializes in migration, crime and policy. She supervises the Bachelor and Masters Curriculum in Leiden. In her current research, Joanne van der Leun focuses on the effects of the convergence of criminal law and migration policies (also referred to as crimmigration) with ... Read more
  • A Fulbright Senior Specialist from Arizona State University (ASU), Professor Marjorie Zatz was a visiting scholar at the Monash University School of Political and Social Inquiry (PSI) and The Border Crossing Observatory (BOb) in 2012.  She is a Professor of Justice and Social Inquiry and affiliated faculty in African and African American Studies, Asian Pacific American Studies, Criminology ... Read more
  • Dr Tiziana Torresi received a BA Hons. from the University of New South Wales, and her DPhil in Politics and International Relations from the University of Oxford, where she also held a lectureship in Politics at Worcester College. She taught at other universities in the UK and Australia before taking up her current position as lecturer in ... Read more
  • A Border Crossing Observatory Collaborator, Savitri Taylor is an Associate Professor in the School of Law at La Trobe University. Her research over the past 20 years has focused on refugee law and asylum policy at the national, regional and international level. She is currently conducting two research projects. The first deals with refugee protection cooperation in the ... Read more
  • Based at Flinders University, Marinella Marmo researches in the areas of international criminal justice, (including European Union) transnational crime and comparative criminology. She currently works in the area of migration, border control and trafficking in human beings. She is also interested in the judiciary’s role and their involvement in the approximation and harmonising process in human ... Read more
  • Professor Nancy Wonders is a criminologist and political sociologist at Northern Arizona University. For more than a decade, she has conducted comparative, international research that explores how borders are being reconstructed and performed at key border sites in response to globalization. Her research focuses on the globalization of crime and justice; borders, migration, and human rights; the relationship ... Read more
  • Doris Marie Provine is a Professor in the School of Justice and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University (ASU). Her areas of interest reflect her background in law (JD Cornell) and political science (Ph.D. Cornell). Professor Provine’s current work revolves around policies concerning unauthorized immigration. A year-long Fulbright research grant (2007-2008) allowed her to examine the issue from a cross-national perspective. Professor Provine is currently ... Read more
  • Professor Immanuel Ness is a professor of political science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York(USA).  His research focuses on the political economy and marginalization of migrant labor. Professor Ness is author of Guest Workers and U.S. Corporate Despotism (University of Illinois, 2011), Immigrants, Unions, and the New U.S. Labor Market (Temple University Press, 2005), and (as editor) The Encyclopedia ... Read more
  • Associate Professor Dean Wilson from Plymouth University, UK,  has published widely on surveillance including biometrics and border technologies. He is currently researching UK border policing with a focus on the the internal policing of borders. Email: dean.wilson@plymouth.ac.uk Read More... Read more
  • Dr Maartje van der Woude is a graduate of Leiden University the Netherlands, where she obtained a degree in both Criminal Law (LLM) and Criminology (MSc). In December 2010 she successfully defended her dissertation Legislation in a Culture of Control: The Drafting of Dutch Counterterrorism Legislation Seen from a Social and Legal-Political Context (Boom Legal Publishers, The Hague). During her ... Read more
  • Dr Thomas Ugelvik has a PhD in criminology from the University of Oslo. His PhD research was an ethnography of prisoner subjectivation processes in and through the everyday life and power struggles of the institution. His research interests also include crime and the media, gender issues, and cultural criminology. He has published on violence against prison officers, power/resistance relationships in ... Read more
  • Dario Melossi is Full Professor of Criminology in the School of Law of the University of Bologna. After having being conferred a law degree at this University, he went on to do a Ph. D. in sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was then Assistant and thereafter Associate Professor at the University of California, Davis, from ... Read more