Research Staff

Jessica Schultz

Senior Researcher

Legal researcher focused on international human rights and refugee law

I am a legal researcher based at the Chr. Michelsen Institute and UiB's Faculty of Law. My recent work focuses on the concept of vulnerability in migration law, cessation of refugee status, refugee resettlement and temporary protection. I am currently lead researcher for the Norwegian Research Council-funded project: Temporary Protection as a Durable Solution? The ‘return turn’ in asylum policies in Europe (TemPro), which is a collaboration between anthropologists and legal scholars exploring how temporariness is produced in law and how it is experienced by refugees in Denmark, Norway, the UK and Germany. Together with Marry-Anne Karlsen I edit the resource page on Interdisciplinarity in Migration Research. I also co-host, with Kari Anne Drangsland, the podcast Refugee Law and Refugee Lives.

Other current projects include:

The Future of Resettlement: Vulnerability Revisited (NFR, 2021-2024)

Recent projects include:

VULNER: Vulnerabilities under the global protection regime (EU Horizon 2020, 2020-2023)

WAIT: the temporalities of irregular migration (NFR 2017-2020)


Most recent publications