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Reslow, N (Natasja)

Natasja Reslow joined the Department of European and International Law on 1 February 2014. Previously she completed her Ph.D. at the Faculty of Arts and Social Science of Maastricht University. Her research focuses on the governance of EU migration policy, particularly cooperation between the EU and non-EU countries on migration. From 2014-2017 Natasja worked on the FP7 project EURA-net, on temporary migration between Europe and Asia. Currently, Natasja is the secretary of the Ethical Review Committee for Inner City Faculties, and PREMIUM coordinator for the Law Faculty. She works on the research project NIEM, on integration of refugees.


Career History

Academic positions

Assistant Professor, Maastricht University, Faculty of Law (February 2017 - present)

 

Post-Doctoral researcher, Maastricht University, Faculty of Law (February 2014 - January 2017)

 

Lecturer, Maastricht University, Faculty of Law (October 2013 - January 2014)

 

Lecturer, Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (April 2013 - September 2013)

 

Ph.D. candidate, Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (December 2008 - April 2013)

 

Education

Ph.D. candidate, Maastricht University (2008-2013)
Migration, development and EU external relations: the Mobility Partnerships
Supervisors: Prof. Sophie Vanhoonacker and Prof. Maarten Vink
Winner 2009 JCER Research Article Competition

 

MA European Studies (European and International Politics), Maastricht University (2007-2008)
Cum laude
Thesis: The EU's CFSP - Lessons from Iraq
Top 3% award

 

MA Modern European Languages and European Union Studies, Edinburgh University (2003-2007)
First class honours
Dissertation: Voting power in the Council of Ministers
Lanfine bursary for German


Research Projects

Project for the monitoring and evaluation of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey, 2018-2021

Funded by EuropeAid

 

NIEM (National Integration Evaluation Mechanism), 2017-present

This project aims to establish a mechanism for assessing the integration of refugees in European countries

 

EURA-NET. Transnational Migration in Transition (FP7, 2014-2017)

This project concerned the governance of temporary migration and mobility to Europe. It will provide an inventory of the state-of-the-art knowledge on temporary migration initiatives, a cross-border comparative study of temporary mobility in the European-Asian transnational space, and an analysis of EU policies on temporary transnational migration and mobility. Analysis will focus on European (Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands, Ukraine) and Asian countries (China, India, the Philippines, Thailand, Turkey).

 

Partnering for mobility? Three-level games in EU external migration policy (2008-2013)
This Ph.D. thesis develops a three-level game model to explain the decision-making process in EU external migration policy. The three levels of actors are the member states, the EU institutions, and the non-EU countries.

External migration policy sits at the crossroads of migration policy and foreign policy. It draws non-EU countries into a cooperation with the EU on migration issues, for example joint border patrols. The interests of these third countries must therefore be taken into account when analysing the decision-making process. Within the EU, the EU institutions and member states must agree on the substance of external migration policy. The member states make their decisions based on their domestic preferences.

The thesis adapts Putnam's two-level game model to incorporate these three levels. The levels are linked by two interactions: one between the member states and the EU institutions, and one between the EU institutions and the non-EU countries. The two interactions are linked because the outcome of the first interaction is an EU policy which is then the subject of negotiation in the second interaction. The size of the win-set for each interaction depends on the cost of no agreement to the actors and the ratification procedures for the agreement to be concluded.

The case study is the EU's Mobility Partnerships. At the member state level, the case studies are France, Austria and the Netherlands. At the non-EU country level, the case studies are Senegal and Cape Verde. The empirical results are based on extensive fieldwork in these countries, as well as in the EU institutions in Brussels.

This research is carried out within the framework of the IS-Academy cooperation on migration and development.


Publications

http://www.uta.fi/edu/en/research/projects/eura-net/publications/TASK%203.1%20REPORT_UM_CEPS_final_v4.pdf


Teaching

2008-2009

Tutor, Negotiation skills (BA European Studies)

Tutor, Back to the Sources (BA European Studies)

Supervisor, Bachelor theses (BA European Studies)

Supervisor, Master theses (MA European Studies)

 

2009-2010

Tutor, Great Expectations (BA European Studies)

Tutor, Back to the Sources (BA European Studies)

Tutor, External Relations of the EU (BA European Studies)

Supervisor, Bachelor theses (BA European Studies)

 

2010-2011

Tutor, Policy Domains (BA European Studies)

Course coordinator, Negotiation Skills (Minor European Studies)

 

2011-2012

Course coordinator, Negotiation skills (Minor European Studies)

 

2012-2013

Tutor, EU politics (BA European Studies)

Supervisor, Bachelor theses (BA European Studies)

Lecturer, EU as an International Player (MA European Studies)

Lecturer, Europeanisation (MA European Studies)

Supervisor, Master theses (MA European Studies)

 

2013-2014

Supervisor, Bachelor theses (BA European Studies)

Lecturer, research design (MA European Studies)

Lecturer, EU external migration policy (LLM European Law)

Tutor, Atrocity Triangle (UCM)

 

2014-2015

Tutor, Atrocity Triangle (UCM)

Lecturer, EU external migration policy (LLM European Law)

Supervisor, Bachelor theses (BA European Studies)

 

2015-2016

Tutor, Atrocity Triangle (UCM)

Lecturer, Implementation of EU migration policy (MA European Public Affairs)

Lecturer, Europeanisation of migration policies (MA European Studies)

 

2016-2017

Tutor, Atrocity Triangle (UCM)

Lecturer, Implementation of EU external migration policy (MA European Public Affairs)

Lecturer, Evaluation of EU external migration policy (MA European Public Affairs)

Lecturer, Europeanisation of migration policies (MA European Studies)

Lecturer, EU external migration policy (LLM European Law)


Other activities

Secretary of the Ethical Review Committee Inner City Faculties

 

PREMIUM coordinator for the Law Faculty

 

Board member of the Dutch Association for Migration Research


Additional roles & tasks

Assistant Professor