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.
- International Master in Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies from University of Glasgow, Dublin City University, Charles University in Prague, 2019-2021 (ongoing). Thesis: Smartening European borders: are we automating discrimination?
- BA (Joint Hons) Law and Social Anthropology, University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies), 2015-2018
- Intern, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, 2019
- Cultural Mediator and Interpreter, Court of Rome, 2019
- Legal Researcher, Bail Observation Project, 2017-2018
- Student Strategy and Security Journal, Brexit: a severe challenge to the EU’s ability to implement its Global Strategy. Pending Publication, February 2021
- Student Strategy and Security Journal, Can the use of mass surveillance as a means of intelligence collection ever be ethically justified? Pending Publication, March 2021