I am the principal investigator of the project ‘Refugees as Migrant Workers. Labour Migration as Alternative for Refugee Protection in the EU Context?’ funded by a Dutch Research Council (NWO) Rubicon grant and hosted by Lund University. I was previously a researcher at the Department of European and International Law and the Institute for Transnational and Euregional Cross- border Cooperation and Mobility (ITEM) of Maastricht University. Before joining academia, I worked at the Migration Policy Group in Brussels and Open Society Institute in Sofia. I hold a PhD in Law from the Maastricht University. The overall focus of my research aims to examine the entanglement of legal infrastructures pertaining to human mobility and how their enforcement influences the rights and trajectories of people on the move. My research interests lie at the intersection of migration and refugee law and empirical legal studies with a focus on legal migration, integration and complementary pathways for refugees. I have acted as a consultant on migrant and refugee rights matters to the European Parliament, the Council of Europe’s Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees, and the UNHCR.