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About Vicki Squire

Dr Vicki Squire is Reader in International Security at the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick. Her books include The Exclusionary Politics of AsylumPost/Humanitarian Border Politics Between Mexico and the US: People, Places, Things, and The Contested Politics of Mobility. She currently leads the ESRC project, Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat: Mapping and Documenting Migratory Journeys and Experiences, and the Leverhulme project, Human Dignity and Biophysical Violence: Migrant Deaths across the Mediterranean Sea. She tweets @vidkowiaksquire.


Articles by Vicki Squire

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

“I never thought to come in Europe”: unpacking the myths of Europe’s ‘migration crisis’

Europe’s failure to listen to people on the move has left it blind to why many people end up going there.

5,083 boats: a dead reckoning

A new installation at the Tate Gallery in London combines scholarship and art to inspire empathy with those crossing the Mediterranean.

Humanitarian Corridors: beyond political gesture

Around 300 people have entered Italy from Lebanon via safe and legal routes pioneered by faith groups. This pilot project holds great potential as an innovative approach to the so-called ‘refugee crisis’.

Fleeing Europe?

Europe’s dire politics of deterrence is leaving people in a social and legal limbo while others consider escaping what they had previously believed to be a place of safety and rights. 

City Plaza: a way forward for the European ‘migration crisis’?

A novel migration and refugee accommodation project in Athens organised by refugee, student, and solidarity activists is offering crucial assistance where governments and international agencies are not.

Hotspot stories from Europe's border

A response to testimony from an unaccompanied minor whose long journey culminated in a perilous boat journey, the author discusses Europe’s failure to address the rights of those it renders precarious.

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