Laura Block holds a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute. Her dissertation deals with political discourses on family migration in Germany.
She also holds an MA with distinction in European Studies from the Universiteit Maastricht as well as a Magister in European Studies from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Before joining the EUI, she spent nine months teaching undergraduate courses at the Universiteit Maastricht’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and received a pre-doctoral research grant of the Faculty Council. During her PhD, she was a visiting fellow at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB) and participated in the research project “Marriage Migration from Turkey to Germany – A Qualitative Longitudinal and Dyadic Perspective”. She is based in Berlin and works as a project coordinator for the Association of German Family Organisations.
Next to family migration, her research interests include wider issues on migration and migration policies pertaining to identity, citizenship and rights.