Laura is a PhD researcher in Political Science, working under supervision of Prof. Dr. Petra Meier. Her research focusses on writing a policy etnography on the 'moral economy of migration control', focussing on classificatory mechanisms in return policies and programming in the Netherlands, and the consequent subtile forms of in- and exclusion. Previously, Laura worked as a junior lecturer at the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam and as a junior researcher at the department of Geography and Spatial Planning at Utrecht University. She received her BSc in Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies (Radboud University Nijmegen) and her MSc (res) in Social Sciences (University of Amsterdam). Her research interests include 'voluntary' and forced return, migration management, critical and interpretative policy studies, gender and intersectionality and family migration.