Katharina Natter

Visiting Fellow
Katharina Natter is Senior Assistant Professor at the Institute of Political Science at Leiden University in the Netherlands. She researches migration politics from a comparative perspective, with a particular focus on the role of political regimes in immigration policymaking in Europe, the Middle East/North Africa region and Latin America. Katharina received her PhD in Political Sociology from the University of Amsterdam and her Master in Comparative Politics at SciencesPo Paris. Her research features in International Migration Review, Population and Development Review, Political Research Exchange, Comparative Migration Studies and the Journal of North African Studies. In 2023, she published The Politics of Immigration Beyond Liberal States: Morocco and Tunisia in Comparative Perspective (CUP). She is currently involved in the Horizon Europe PACES project, examining the politics of knowledge in migration policy across Europe, and leads a NWO-funded research project on global immigration policy change in times of autocratization.

Research focus/fields of interest: migration policymaking, global South/North divide, political regime change, knowledge production and use.
Core discipline: politics.