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.

New publication

The Research Handbook on Privacy and Data Protection Law, edited by Rosamunde Van Brakel, Gloria González-Fuster and Paul de Hert, has now been published. I have contributed a chapter on "Privacy, Data Protection, and Security Studies" that reviews the growing importance of these legal concepts vis-à-vis the increasing use of digital data for security purposes …

ERC Starting Grant

I have been awarded an ERC Starting Grant worth 1.5 Mio EUR for five years of research on data quality in European police and border control cooperation. The project will explore how national and European authorities ensure that alphanumeric and biometric data in complex, multi-layered database systems are accurate and up-to-date.