Lawreen Gyan-Addo, MA

Lawreen Gyan-Addo is a graduand of the University of Glasgow, Dublin City University and Univerzita Karlova in Prague where she is undertaking a Master’s in Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies. She was previously awarded a Joint Honours degree in Law and Social Anthropology from the University of London (SOAS). Her research focus and expertise pertain to the strategic impact of law and policy on the European asylum and immigration system, border control, and intersection between critical security studies and technology. Her final dissertation is centred on the idea of borders as “socio-technical devices”. She is engaged in an analysis of Europe’s new Intelligent Portable Border Control System “iBorderCtrl” project, and its impact on the migration phenomenon. Her analysis will explore matters of power imbalances, bias and discrimination at the border.