Address

Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Laura Lambert

Advokatenweg 36

06114 Halle

Germany

Laura Lambert

Laura Lambert
Laura Lambert

Phone: +49 345 2927-387

Main Focus

asylum regime, border regime, access to protection, bureaucratic practices, technicisation

Regional Focus

Niger, European Union

Doctoral Dissertation Project

Refugee protection and migrant support in Niger
Supervisors: Prof. Marie-Claire Foblets, Prof. Günther Schlee
Conferring University: Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Scholarships/Memberships

  • Member of the Department "Integration, Social Networks and Cultural Lifestyles at the Berlin Institute for Integration und Migration Research (BIM), Humboldt University Berlin
  • Research Affiliation at the Laboratoire d'Etudes et de Recherche sur les Dynamiques Sociales et le Développement Local (LASDEL), Niamey, Niger
  • Member of the Network on Migration and Border Studies (Kritnet)
  • “Humboldt Research Track” Scholarship for PhD Preparation, funded by Humboldt University Berlin within the Excellence Initiative of the States and the Federal Government
  • Prize “Menschen mit Hintergrund” for the Project “Berlin in Dialogue” (5000€), University of Regensburg and BAMF
  • Study Scholarship of the New School for Social Research, New York City 
  • Study Scholarship of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation 

Lectures

Lambert, Laura: Asylum and refugee protection in practice. Bureaucratic classifications and counter-strategies for refugee protection and assistance in Niger. MIASA Summer School „ Intra-Regional Migration in Africa: Logics, Practices and Challenges“. University of Accra, Ghana, 26/05/2019.

Lambert, Laura: “’Il n’ y aura pas d’asile pour les Soudanais à Agadez’. Craintes, preuves et stratégies politiques dans la médiation locale du droit des réfugiés”. Summer school of the Groupe d’Etudes et de Recherche Migrations, Espaces et Sociétés (GERMES) and JEAI SysMob, in cooperation with LMI MOVIDA. Université Abdou Moumouni, Niamey, Niger, 20/11/2018.

Lambert, Laura: “’There will be no asylum for the Sudanese in Agadez’. Securitization and asylum policy-making in shaky coalitions. Presentation at the autumn retreat of the International Max Planck Research School REMEP. Berlin, Germany, 30/10/2018.

Lambert, Laura: Klassifikationen, Migrationskontrollinfrastrukturen & becoming von Migrant*innen in Niger. Presentation at the conference of Netzwerk Flüchtlingsforschung, Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany, 05/10/2018.

Lambert, Laura: “Channeling migrants away from Europe. Or, the multiplication of migration (control) infrastructures in Niger”. Presentation at the international Workshop “How can Science and Technology Studies help to reflect on the political crisis associated with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers?“. University of Coimbra, Portugal, 28/09/2018.

Lambert, Laura: “Diktatoren als Türsteher Europas“. Taz Salon, Hamburg, Germany, 17/04/2018.

Baum, Franziska/ Grimm, Carmen/ Lambert, Laura/ Wallis, Mira: Logistics under Construction. Mobility and Standstill in the Berlin Brandenburg Airport Region. Technical University Chemnitz, 04/12/2017.

Lambert, Laura: “University Access of Refugees“. Lecture at the Welcome-Studierendenkonferenz, supported by DAAD and Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung. Humboldt University Berlin, 05/10/2017.

Lambert, Laura: “Challenging the Law or Subverting it. Visible and Invisible Struggles against Refugees’ Legal Subjectivation in Berlin’s Refugee Protest Movement (2012-2014)“. Presentation at the International Workshop „Migration and the Transformation of Public Law“. Law and Society Institute, Humboldt University Berlin, 03/10/2017.

Lambert, Laura: “Bundling and Providing Information and Resources through Open Data and Digital Technologies”. Workshop at the Conference “Network Now” of the Project “Perspectives – Psychosocial Support for Refugees (PVG)” of Charité Berlin. Berlin, 27/04/2017. 

Lambert, Laura: “The Logistics of Immobilizing Migrants at BER Airport”. Presentation at the International KOSMOS Summer University „Investigating Logistics: Lifestyles, Migration, the Common(s)”. Humboldt University Berlin, 23/09/2016.

Ataç, Ilker/ Braun, Katherine/ Lambert, Laura/ Liebig, Manuel/ Schwiertz, Helge: “From ‘Welcome Culture’ to Welcoming Structure? Voluntary Refugee Support and Solidarity Networks in and after the ‘Summer of Migration’. Workshop at the Kritnet Conference. Vienna, Austria, 27/05/2016.

Lambert, Laura/ Dengler, Pascal: “Student Initiatives”. Workshop at the Conference „Refugees Welcome? Refugees at German Institutions of Higher Education” by Junge Akademie. Berlin, 13/05/2016.

Lambert, Laura: “Welcome Society Germany. Results of the Study ‘Voluntary Refugee Support (EFA 1)’”. Presentation at the Professional Association Migration and Flight of Diakonie Rheinland-Westfalen-Lippe. Cologne, 08/12/2015.

Lambert, Laura/ Wilcke, Holger: “O-Platz as a Political Moment”. Presentation at the German Congress of Geography. Berlin, 04/10/2015.

Lambert, Laura/ Liebig, Manuel/ Schwiertz, Helge: “The Shallow Water of Welcome Culture. Problems and Potentials of Voluntary Welcome Initiatives”. Presentation at the Kritnet Conference. Hamburg, 26/09/2015.

Lambert, Laura/ Karakayali, Serhat/ Kluge, Ulrike: “Legal Counselling for Refugees and Migrants in Berlin”. Study Results and Discussion with Counselling Centers and the Berlin Commissioner for Migration and Integration. Berlin, 23/03/2015.

Lambert, Laura: “Structural Assimilation as a Policy? The Pilot Project ‘Islamic Religious Education’ in Baden-Wuerttemberg”. Presentation at the Congress of Student Research in Political Science and Sociology. Humboldt University Berlin, 21/01/2012.

Teaching experiences

02/2012 – 03/2013

Instructor of the Seminar “Racism. Theory – Critical Analysis – Intervention”, Institute for Social Sciences, Humboldt University Berlin

Publications

Lambert, Laura (2019): “Asyl im Niger. Politische Rolle und lokale Adaptionen des Flüchtlingsschutzes“, in Konfliktfeld Fluchtmigration. Historische und ethnographische Perspektiven, ed. by Johler, Reinhard and Jan Lange. Bielefeld: Transcript, 191-206. [English translation: “Asylum in Niger. The political role and local adaptations of refugee protection”]

Lambert, Laura (2019): "Refugee Social Work as remote EU border control? Externalization policies and social work in Niger”, in Social Work with Migrants and Refugees, ed.by Pfaller-Rott, Monika, Andrej Kállaz and Doris Böhler. ERIS Monographs Vol. 5. Ostrava: University of Ostrava, 148-162.

Lambert, Laura (2019): „The Mediterranean and the Sahara. Deaths in the Desert“, in Atlas of Migration. Facts and Figures about People on the Move, ed. by Jakob, Christian, Stefanie Kron and Wenke Christoph. Berlin: Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, 32-33.

Lambert, Laura (2019): „Mittelmeer: Die tödlichste Grenze der Welt“ , in Atlas der Migration. Daten und Fakten über Menschen in Bewegung, ed. by Jakob, Christian, Stefanie Kron and Wenke Christoph. Berlin: Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, 32-33.

Lambert, Laura (2019): “Studium gestattet? Die symbolische Ordnung des Asyl- und Aufenthaltsrechts beim Hochschulzugang von Geflüchteten”, in Symbolische Ordnung und Flüchtlingsbewegungen in der Einwanderungsgesellschaft, ed. by Arslan, Emre and Kemal Bozay. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 347-365. [English translation: „A symbolic study ban? The symbolic order of asylum and residency law in refugees‘  university access“]

Baum, Franziska/ DeDauw, Patrick/ Grimm, Carmen/ Lambert, Laura/ Podgornik-Jakil, Žiga/ Stark, Fabian/ Wallis, Mira (2018): Logistics under Construction. Mobility and Standstill in the Berlin-Brandenburg Airport Region. Berliner Blätter 78, 27–55.

Lambert, Laura/von Blumenthal, Julia/ Beigang, Steffen (2018): Flucht und Bildung: Hochschulen. State-of-Research Papier 8b, Verbundprojekt ‚Flucht: Forschung und Transfer’, Osnabrück: Institut für Migrationsforschung und Interkulturelle Studien (IMIS) der Universität Osnabrück/ Bonn: Internationales Konversionszentrum Bonn (BICC), April 2018. [English translation: “Flight and education: Institutions of Higher Education. International State of the Art”]. Online

Beigang, Steffen/ von Blumenthal, Julia/ Lambert, Laura (2018): Studium für Geflüchtete: Aufgaben für Hochschulen und Politik. Policy Brief 8b. Verbundprojekt ‚Flucht: Forschung und Transfer’, Osnabrück: Institut für Migrationsforschung und Interkulturelle Studien (IMIS) der Universität Osnabrück/ Bonn: Internationales Konversionszentrum Bonn (BICC), April 2018. [English translation: “Higher Education for Refugees: Tasks for Universities and Policy-Making. International State of the Art”]. Online

Hamann, Ulrike/ Karakayali, Serhat/ Höfler, Leif Jannis/ Lambert, Laura/ Meyer, Leoni (2017): “Pionierinnen der Willkommenskultur. Strukturen und Motive des ehrenamtlichen Engagements für Geflüchtete”, in Solidarität im Wandel?, ed. by Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research. Berlin: Humboldt University, 103-119 [English translation: “Female Pioneers of Welcome Culture. Structures and Motifs of Volunteering for Refugees”].

Wilcke, Holger/ Lambert, Laura (2015): “Die Politik des O-Platzes. (Un-)Sichtbare Kämpfe einer Geflüchtetenbewegung”. Movements 1(2) (peer-reviewed) [English translation: “The Politics of O-Platz. (In-)Visible Politics of a Refugee Movement”].

Karakayali, Serhat/ Kluge, Ulrike/ Lambert, Laura/ Schoenes, Katharina (2015): “Rechtsberatung für Flüchtlinge und MigrantInnen in Berlin. Bestand und Bedarf“. Study on Behalf of the Berlin Commissioner for Migration and Integration. Berlin: Humboldt University [English translation: “Legal Counselling for Refugees and Migrants in Berlin. Present Condition and Future Requirements“].

Other

Member of the Refugee Law Clinic e.V. Berlin: Legal Counselling for Refugees

Curriculum Vitae

08/2017-11/2017
Research Contract: State of the Art on the University Access and Higher Education of Refugees, PI: Prof. Julia von Blumenthal, Research Project “Flucht: Forschung und Transfer” at IMIS, University of Osnabrueck, and Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC), in Cooperation with the Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration research (BIM), Humboldt University Berlin.

07/2014-09/2017
Student Assistant: Scientific Management of the Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM), Humboldt University Berlin

05/2016-12/2016
Student Assistant: Research Project “Female Pioneers of ‘Welcome Culture’ – Structures and Motifs of Volunteering for Refugees“,Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM), Humboldt University Berlin

10/2015-01/2016
Student Assistant: Grant Proposal for the DFG Emmy Noether Research Group “Normative Foundations of a Welcoming Society. Migration Approvals and the Negotiation of Belonging in the Context of Volunteering for Refugees“, PI: Dr. Serhat Karakayali, Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM), Humboldt University Berlin

10/2014-03/2015
Student Assistant: Research Project “Legal Counselling for Refugees and Migrants in Berlin.
Present Condition and Future Requirements“, PI: Dr. Serhat Karakayali, Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM), Humboldt University Berlin

04/2011-04/2012
Student Assistant: DFG Research Project “Critical Junctures and the Survival of Dictatorships. Explaining the Stability of Autocratic Regimes”, PI: Prof. Wolfgang Merkel, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)

Education

10/2012-07/2017
M.A. Social Sciences, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

08/2013-12/2013
Study Visit in the Sociology Department, New School for Social Research, New York, USA

09/2010-01/2011
Study Visit in the Sociology Department, Université Lille I – Sciences et Technologies, France

10/2008 – 09/2012
B.A. Social Sciences, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

 
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