Laura Lambert is a postdoctoral researcher in the ERC project "Doing Digital Identities" (DigID) with a focus on Sierra Leone. In her dissertation, Laura examined the EU's externalization of refugee protection in Niger on the basis of a comprehensive ethnography. Among her main research interests are the remaking of European migration control and asylum policies in the cooperating African third states, asylum and migration bureaucracies, migrant struggles, future-making, infrastructures, and international organizations.

Academic CV

10/2023- Postdoctoral researcher, ERC project Doing Digital Identities

07/2022-09/2023 Deputy head of the research cluster "Flight and Migration", Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institute, Freiburg

12/2022: PhD in Social Anthropology, dissertation topic: "Everyday Externalization. The Transformations of Individual Asylum in Niger", Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

11/2017-01/2022 PhD student, Department of Law and Anthropology, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle (Saale), Germany

08/2017 M.A. Social Sciences, Humboldt University Berlin