Eva Sêrro Spiekermann is a DPhil Candidate at the Centre for Criminology. Her research explores migrants' resistance to coercive state power at border sites in Germany and France. Departing from migrants' practices of resistance, her research examines the nature of immigration and border control in contemporary Europe. In particular, she is interested in the role of non-state actors and in how humanitarianism and human rights practices 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.

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