Kurowska Awarded Marie-Curie Fellowship for Research on European Border Security Practices

Associate Professor Xymena Kurowska of the Department of International Relations has been awarded a two-year Marie-Curie Fellowship by the European Commission. Her project, RefBORDER, deals with theory and practice of reflexivity as capacity in European border guards training. It aims to contribute to more democratic European border security practice through developing better training scenarios in cooperation with practitioners. She will work with the Department of International Politics at the University of Aberystwyth, known for its expertise in critical security studies, and with border guard practitioners and trainers of border security in Poland, Germany, and Ukraine.