Dr. Lena Karamanidou is Research Fellow for the project RESPOND - Multilevel Governance of Mass Migration in Europe and Beyond. She previously worked in City University London where she obtained her PhD in Sociology. Her research interests include migration and asylum policies and politics in the European Union and Greece, political discourses of migration and asylum, policy responses to the refugee ‘crisis’, and the intersections between migration, exclusion, racism and the state. She has also contributed the Greek case study for the Migration working package of the Horizon 2020 project GLOBUS - Reconsidering European Contributions to Global Justice. Her work has been published in the journals Ethnic and Racial Studies, Acta Politica and Journal of Refugee Studies, and in the edited volumes Discursive Governance in Politics, Policy, and the Public Sphere and The Securitisation of migration in the EU: Debates since 9/11.