Since 09/2014   Dissertation Project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation  
Malmö University
Communication of Development, Master of Arts
Malmö University
Öresund Master of European Studies
2009-2011   University of Cologne
Social Sciences, Social Psychology, Bachelor of Science  
  • Eule, T.G., Borrelli, L. M., Lindberg, A. and Wyss, A. 2019. Migrants before the Law: Contested Migration Control in Europe. Palgrave Macmillan: London.
  • Borrelli, L. M. and Lindberg, A. (forthcoming). ‘All quiet on the Eastern Front? Controlling Transit Migration in Latvia and Lithuania.’ Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies JEMS. Doi: 10.1080/1369183X.2019.1575719
  • Borrelli, L. M. (2018). ‘Whisper down, up and between the lanes – Exclusionary policies and their limits of control in times of irregularized migration.’ Public Administration 96(4): 803-816. Doi: 10.1111/padm.12528
  • Borrelli, L. M. and Lindberg, A. (2018). ‘The Creativity of Coping: Alternative Tales of Moral Dilemmas among Migration Control Officers.’ International Journal of Migration and Border Studies 4(3): 163-178. Doi: 10.1504/IJMBS.2018.10013558
  • Borrelli, L. M. 2018. ‘Using Ignorance as (Un)Conscious bureaucratic Strategy: Street-Level Practices and structural Influences in the Field of Migration Enforcement.’ Qualitative Studies, 5(2):  23–37. ISSN 1903-7031
  • Borrelli, L. M. 2018. Book Review: Nordic Nationalism and Penal Order: Walling the Welfare State by Vanessa Barker. 2018. Routlegde: Abingdon. Reviewed in: LSE Review of Books. Available online 10 September 2018 (Accessed [10.09.2018]).
  • Borrelli, L. M. 2018. Review on MacClancy, Jeremy (ed.) 2017. Anthropology and public service. The UK experience. Oxford/New York: Berghahn. 202 pp. Hb.: US$95.00/£67.00. ISBN: 9781785334023. Social Anthropology 26(4). Doi: 10.1111/1469-8676.12580
  • Eule, T. G. and Borrelli L. M. (2018). Teilnehmende Beobachtung in der Verwaltung. Über die Schwierigkeit einheitlichen Handelns in Migrationsbehörden. Terra Cognita. Schweizer Zeitschrift zu Integration und Migration, 32: 22-24.
  • Borrelli, L.M. (2017). ‘Leben in der Grauzone. Sans-Papiers in der Schweiz: Das tut sich.’ Wendekreis, Die Zeitschrift von Commundo: 9-11.
  • Lindberg, A. and Borrelli, L. M.  (2017). Let the Right One in – On Migration Authorities’ Resistance to Research. Available at: (Accessed [12.02.2018]).
  • Borrelli, L.M. and Lindberg, A. (2016). Lithuania’s ‘Hotel’ with Special Guests. Available at:'s (Accessed [15.02.2018]).
  • Migration Studies
  • Public Administration
  • Street-level Bureaucracy
  • Irregularised Migration
  • Detention
  • Confinemnet Studies
  • Deportation Studies
  • Ethnography
  • Qualitative Studies