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Dr. Lena Laube

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Dr. Lena Laube

Research Fellow and Managing Director of the Forum Internationale Wissenschaft, Department for Comparative Research on Democracies


Heussallee 18-24

53113 Bonn

+49 228 7362 993

Lena Laube studied sociology in Berlin, Wellington (NZ) and Bremen. From 2007- 2013, she worked as a research fellow 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 scientific manager 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 analyses new forms of migration diplomacy: "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.

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