Laura is a PhD Candidate in Human Geography at the University of Exeter, exploring judicial training in the field of asylum and refugee law. In a comparative mixed-methods approach she seeks to understand how training supports judges in the task of adjudicating asylum. She is a sociologist by training (MA Newcastle University, BA University of Mannheim) and has previous work experience in policy evaluation at the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) in Bonn, Germany.

Title of PhD thesis: Supporting judges in asylum adjudication – the role of judicial training

Recent publications

  • Scheinert, L., Guffler, K., Polak, J.T. and Bruder, M. (2019): “International development volunteering: An instrument for promoting education in line with the Sustainable Development Goals?”, International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 11(1): 4–28. [URL]
  • Polak, J.T., Guffler, K. and Scheinert, L. (2017): “weltwärts Volunteers and their Civic Engagement in Germany”, German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval), Bonn. [URL]
  • Scheinert, L. (2017): “Collapsing Discourses in Refugee Protection Policies: Exploring the Case of Germany’s Temporary Humanitarian Admission Programmes”, movements. Journal for Critical Migration and Border Regime Studies, 3(1): 129–140. [URL]
  • Scheinert, L. (2016): “Sichere Einreise: Deutschlands Aufnahmeprogramme für syrische Flüchtlinge 2013–2015 und ihre Folgen für Asylpolitik und Flüchtlingszuwanderung [Safe Entry Routes: Germany’s Admission Programmes for Syrian Refugees 2013–2015 and Their Consequences for Asylum Policy and Refugee Immigration]”, Kurzdossier Flucht und Asyl: Grundlagen, Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, April 2016. [URL]