Eva Sêrro Spiekermann is a DPhil Candidate at the Centre for Criminology. Her research examines the politics of immigration and border control in contemporary Europe. She does so by exploring migrants' experiences and the work of non-state actors at border sites in Germany and France. In particular, she is interested in how humanitarianism and reception shape bordering processes. This project is supervised by Professor Mary Bosworth.
Eva is an organiser and advocate of migrants' rights with 7 years' experience in the NGO sector and in grassroots organisations in Germany, Belgium, Denmark, France and in the UK. She completed her bachelor's degree in Media and Cultural Studies at Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf and her master's degree in Global Studies at University of Leipzig and Roskilde University.