Leonie Jegen holds a MA in Migration Studies from the University of Sussex. In her dissertation she investigated the Politics of in/visibility in the Central Mediterranean during the “refugee crisis.” She did her BA in International Relations and Organisation at the University of Groningen. During her undergraduate studies she also conducted a 3-month research on Sub-Saharan migrants and refugees as political actors in Rabat, Morocco at NIMAR. Before starting her position as a Research Assistant at the AMIREG project she worked for a year as Communication Assistant at the European Council on Refugees and Exiles. Leonie has previously been involved in a range of refugee led projects in Berlin, The Netherlands, Greece and Morocco and conducted a number of internships.