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As a PhD researcher at the University of Twente, my work focused on the national implementation of asylum policies in the European Union. I held this position as a member of the Post Crisis Legitimacy of the European Union Innovative Training Network, under the EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

I am currently employed as an Associate Policy Analyst at the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) – Europe. My work focuses on European policies of return and reintegration, asylum, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrant inclusion.

Latest Publications:

Triculescu, R-M. (forthcoming). ‘Dublin is Dead’: How the EU’s Response to the 2015 Crisis Allowed for the Delegitimation of the System for Determining the Member State Responsible for Examining an Application for International Protection. In: Bursens, P., De Bievre, D, Lord, C., and R. Wessels (eds). Legitimacy Recovered? The Politics of Legitimation in the European Union. Routledge.

Olivares-Méndez M., Triculescu R-M. (2020) Human Rights and Unreliable Institutions in a Globalized World: The Case of Irregular Migrants in Mexico. In: Le Clercq J., Abreu Sacramento J. (eds). Rebuilding the State Institutions. Springer, Cham.

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