Katja Swider is a doctoral researcher within the ACELG research group, writing a thesis on the identification of stateless persons in Europe. She is supervised by prof. Leonard Besselink (University of Amsterdam) and prof. René de Groot (University of Maastricht). Her project is financed by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) under the Mosaic programme.
Katja holds an LLM degree in European Law from Leiden University, and an LLM in Legal Research from the University of Utrecht. She obtained her BA degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from University College Utrecht. Her research interests include migration law, the legal aspects of citizenship and statelessness, and nationality issues in international and EU law.
During her studies, Katja has completed an internship programme at the Council of Europe (Strasbourg, France), and was a visiting researcher at the University of Edinburgh. She has also volunteered for the Dutch Red Cross as a legal adviser for victims of human trafficking.
K. Swider (2013). [Review of the book Dual nationality in the European Union: a study on changing norms in public and private international law and in the municipal laws of four EU member states]. Common Market Law Review, 50(5), 1505-1507.