Janine Silga is an Assistant Professor in European Union Law at the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University (Ireland). Prior to that, she held postdoctoral positions at the University of Luxembourg and at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy). She completed her PhD in Law at the European University Institute of Florence (Italy). Her doctoral research dealt with the legal dimension of the migration – development nexus in the European Union policy framework. Her research focuses on EU migration law and policy, and on the EU development policy. She has also done substantial research on human rights in connection to both migration and asylum. In addition to her academic activities, she has worked with several institutions, including non-governmental organisations.
Her most recent publications include: ‘The ambiguity of the European Union policy discourse on the Migration and Development Nexus: Perpetuating the Colonial Legacy?’ published in UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs (Spring 2020) and ‘La Protection de la Victime Contre la Haine Raciale: Le Point de Vue de la Victime’ (translation and commentary of Mari Matsuda’s article: ‘Public Response to Racist Speech: Considering the Victim's Story’), in H. Bentouhami and M. Möschel (eds.), Critical Race Theory: une introduction aux grands textes fondateurs (Dalloz, 2017). Her ongoing research projects include: The Migration-Development Nexus in the European Union Policy Framework – A Legal Perspective (Cambridge University Press, under contract) and 'Migration, Asylumn and EU Anti-Discrimination Law', in O' Cinneide, Colm; Ringelheim, Julie; Solanke, Iyiola (eds.), Edward Elgar Research Handbook on European Anti-Discrimination Law.
EU migration law and policy; EU and international refugee law; EU development policy; Critical race theory