Elinor Zoë Karl

Research Assistant

Research Interests

International migration policy, post-colonial and inequality studies as well as photojournalism and creative approaches to science communication.


​Previous Experience:

Research Assistant, Maastricht University
Jul 2020 — Jan 2021, Maastricht, The Netherlands
• Transcribing and analyzing qualitative data for a PhD research on conceptions of 'responsibility' in neuroscientific meditation research

Film Production Intern, Video Power
Dec 2019 — Jun 2020, Maastricht, The Netherlands
• Providing creative consultancy to video artists
• Working on set as a producer
• Responsible for the communication with film festivals

Conflict Mediation Intern, Justice and Peace Commission - Caritas
Sep 2016 — Aug 2017, Kumbo, Cameroon
• Assisting conflict mediation
• Preparing presentations for stakeholder meetings and writing field-trip reports


United Nations University Merit and Maastricht University, Double Degree Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development
Sep 2020 — Sep 2021, Maastricht, The Netherlands
• Specialized in Migration Studies
• Graduated cum laude
• Thesis: The Role of Evidence in EU Policy Decisions Investigating the Case of the EU’s Search and Rescue Policy

University College Maastricht, Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Sep 2017 — Jul 2020, Maastricht, The Netherlands
• Specialized in humanities and social sciences with a focus on international politics and inequality studies
• Graduated cum laude
• Thesis: The Fullness of Empty Museums - Exploring the Role of Micro-History Research in Decolonizing Ethnographic Museum

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Semester Abroad
Jan 2019 — Jun 2019, Hong Kong