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Christof Roos

Christof Roos

Associate Researcher, Political Science
+49 151 22041876



Christof Roos recently joined the University of Flensburg as an Assistant Professor for European and Global Governance. He stays an associate researcher at the Institute for European Studies (IES) and its Migration and Diversity Cluster in which he worked from 2014 to 2017. At University of Bremen and its International Graduate School for Social Sciences he received his PhD in 2012 where he researched EU integration in Justice and Home Affairs. His focus is on EU immigration politics as well as single market issues such as freedom of movement, Schengen cooperation, and the common European asylum system. Contributions include: In Cracks in the Walls of Fortress Europe? The EU and Immigration Policies (2013) with Palgrave Macmillan as well as the co-authored monograph Liberal States and the Freedom of Movement. Selective Borders, Unequal Mobility (2012). He studied political science at Free University Berlin (2000-2006) and at York University Toronto (2003-2004). He currently teaches in the European Studies programme of Flensburg University and gives lectures on EU migration, asylum, and border policies at the Collège of Europe (Bruges). 

Outside of academia Christof Roos worked for the European Commission’s DG Joint Research Centre in Ispra (Italy). There he contributed to a study on emigration from West African countries (2006-2007). In 2013 and 2014 he worked on the European strategy on Roma Inclusion and on the European Smart Cities and Communities Initiative in the European Affairs Department of the Senate Chancellery of the city of Berlin. 


Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels