Polly Pallister-Wilkins

Polly Pallister-Wilkins is an assistant professor in international relations and conflict resolution and governance. As an affiliated researcher of FOLLOW, Pallister-Wilkins supervises the first PhD project by Esmé Bosma on banks. In her own research she specialises in the intersection of humanitarian intervention and border control, what she calls ‘humanitarian borderwork’. Her research has been published in amongst others: International Political Sociology, Political Geography, Geopolitics, Security Dialogue, Antipode, Third World Quarterly and Global Policy.

Polly Pallister-Wilkins is an assistant professor in international relations and conflict resolution and governance. As an affiliated researcher of FOLLOW, Pallister-Wilkins supervises the first PhD project by Esmé Bosma on banks. In her own research she specialises in the intersection of humanitarian intervention and border control, what she calls ‘humanitarian borderwork’. Her research has been published in amongst others: International Political Sociology, Political Geography, Geopolitics, Security Dialogue, Antipode, Third World Quarterly and Global Policy.

As part of her research into humanitarian borderwork Polly Pallister-Wilkins has worked with European border police agencies and Frontex. For the previous few years her research focus has been on non-state actors’ humanitarian work in border spaces. She has worked intensively with international humanitarian organisations and grassroots activists in Greece, Italy and elsewhere. Pallister-Wilkins is regularly invited to give talks, presentations and expert advice to other researchers, policy makers and practitioners on issues relating to humanitarianism and border control. Pallister-Wilkins received her PhD from SOAS, University of London where she worked on the socio-politics of the Israeli Separation Barrier in the Occupied Palestinian West Bank. She moved to the University of Amsterdam in 2012.