Lucia Heisterkamp joined the IPPI as a visiting Fellow in March 2017. She conducts research on the topic of human security in the context of forced migration. Her research explores both the failures of traditional security regimes and the responses of transnational migrant communities, looking at potential alternative approaches to dominant state-centered perspectives on human security. Her work aims at generating new and innovative insights into the protection of migrants’ human rights and providing recommendations for policy-makers in the face of refugee crises around the world.
Lucia graduated with an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies from the Philipps University Marburg and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Her main areas of interest are forced migration and human rights.