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Dr. Lena Laube

Research Fellow and Managing Director of the Forum Internationale Wissenschaft

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Forum Internationale Wissenschaft

Department for Comparative Research on Democracies
Heussallee 18-24
D- 53113 Bonn
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Lena Laube studied sociology in Berlin, Wellington (NZ) and Bremen. From 2007- 2013, she worked as a research assisant at University of Bremen and completed her doctorate in 2012 at the Collaborative Research Center 597 “Staatlichkeit im Wandel”. Her project was on the change of border regimes in the OECD between 1970 and 2011. Lena Laube is an alumni of the Bremen International Graduate School for Social Sciences (BIGSSS).

Since 2013, Lena Laube is managing director of the Forum Internationale Wissenschaft (FIW). Along with the director of the FIW, she works on the further development of the scientific departments and the establishment of scientific cooperations in the region.

As a research fellow, she is a part of the Department of Comparative Research on Democracies. In a recent study on the cooperation between the EU and countries of origin and transit, she analysed new approaches of these third countries to engage in migration diplomacy and claim extended mobility rights for their citizens.


Latest publications:

Laube, Lena (2019): The Relational Dimension of Externalizing Border Control: Selective Visa Policies in Migration and Border Diplomacy. In: Comparative Migration Studies 7(29): 1-22. Open Access.

Matthias Hoesch / Lena Laube (ed.) 2019: Proceedings of th 2018 ZiF Workshop "Studying Migration Policies at the Interface between Empirical Research and Normative Analysis", ULB Münster ( doi: 10.17879/85189704253. Open Access.

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