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Natascha Zaun


Junior Research Fellow in Global Refugee Policies

Natascha holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Bremen. During her PhD, she was a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics’ Migration Studies Unit. Before coming to the RSC, Natascha worked at the Collaborative Research Centre 597 ‘Transformations of the State’ at the University of Bremen for a research project on ‘Border Regime Change and the Mobility of Persons’ and as a researcher and lecturer in the area of International Relations at the University of Mainz, where is she is still an associate fellow.

Natascha’s key areas of expertise cover European and global refugee and immigration policies and politics. In her PhD thesis she analysed EU decision-making on common asylum policies, finding that these policies only reflected the positions of Member States with a long-standing regulatory tradition in the field. A monograph based on her thesis has been published with Palgrave Macmillan.

Currently, Natascha’s research focuses on the reform of the global refugee regime and responsibility-sharing in global refugee policies.