Global Refugee Studies is happy to welcome Berfin Gurini as a research assistant. Berfin will be working with Dr. Martin Lemberg-Pedersen in connection with the newly started Horizon2020-project, Advancing Alternative Migration Governance (ADMIGOV). More specifically, alongside Lemberg-Pedersen she will be involved in two of the project´s Work Packages. These are concerned with, respectively, analysing and mapping of the institutions, frameworks, actors and overall political economy underpinning EU policies on entry and exit policies, with a view to formulating indicators for alternative and sustainable policies on these areas.
Berfin has a degree in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen, where she has also worked as a teacher assistant in international relations. Throughout her studies she has focused on forced migration and the protection of displaced humans. Among other things she has been a co-founder of Danish Refugee Council Youth (DFUNK), worked as a political assistant for the Alternative´s spokesperson on migration and integration, Josephine Fock (then-MP), and interned at the Istanbul-based NGO Refugee Rights Turkey.