Inaugural Lecture at ETH Zurich

On Wednesday, 8 March 2023, I will be giving my inaugural lecture as professor at ETH Zurich. In my talk, entitled "Data shape the world, but who shapes data: A practice perspective on European security", I will provide some empirical and conceptual insights from research on data practices in counterterrorism and transnational policing.

New publication

My contribution to the European Law Enforcement Research Bulletin's 2022 special conference edition has now been published. In the article, entitled "Digital Data and Algorithms in Law Enforcement: Some Pointers for Responsible Implementation", I use insights from empirical research on predictive policing to give practical recommendations for the implementation and use of digital tools in …

New publication

In this new article, entitled "Expanding boundaries: Unmaking and remaking secrecy in field research" and published online first in Political Anthropological Research on International Social Sciences (PARISS), Nina Klimburg-Witjes, Paul Trauttmansdorff and I empirically explore how secrecy is not a stable category but rather becomes continuously reconfigured through the interactions of researchers and research participants.

New publication

My latest article, together with Georgios Glouftsios, has now been published as early access version in the Review of International Studies. In the paper, entitled "Epistemic fusion: Passenger Information Units and the making of international security", we empirically explore how in the EU, data about air travel are turned into intelligence for the fight against …

New publication

My latest article has now been published as early access version in Policing and Society. The paper, entitled "Enacting criminal futures: Data practices and crime prevention", empirically explores how the crime data that police departments use as basis for crime prevention are made and remade through a series of data practices. Full Open Access courtesy …

New publication

In a new book chapter, Stef Wittendorp and I build on previous work and explore how the concept of the "security/mobility nexus" can be used as an analytical lens to study empirical cases where security and mobility are governed as interrelated phenomena. It is part of a volume, edited by Heidi Hein-Kircher and Werner Distler, …

CURATE project start

The CURATE project - awarded as an ERC Starting Grant and financed by the Swiss State Secretariat for Research and Innovation (SERI) - is now live. Over the next five years, the CURATE team will investigate data quality and related practices in European law enforcement and border control. The project website is currently under construction …

EISA-PEC 2023 Program Chair

I have been appointed as Program Chair for the European International Studies Association (EISA) Pan European Conference (PEC) 2023 in Potsdam. Together with Dagmar Vorlíček, I will be responsible for setting up the EISA flagship event and largest International Relations conference in Europe.