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Dr. Eva Magdalena Stambøl

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Freie Universität Berlin

Otto-Suhr Institut für Politikwissenshaft

Arbeitsstelle Transnationale Beziehungen, Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik


Research Project Security Doctrines in a changing World

Eva Magdalena Stambøl is Postdoctoral Researcher working on the project Security Doctrines in a Changing World: Exploring Asian and Western Policy Strategies towards Africa. She obtained a PhD in Criminology from Aalborg University in 2020 with the thesis "External Projection of Internal Security: The EU´s Export of Crime Control to West Africa". She has been a Visiting Researcher at the Brussels School for International Studies (BSIS) of Kent University and the Institute for European Studies (IES) at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Prior to the PhD, she worked as Researcher at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), and at the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI). She has fieldwork experience from West Africa (Mali, Niger, Senegal) and Latin America (Colombia, Mexico).

Dr. Eva Magdalena Strambøl's research interests include International security policy, Non-Western approaches to security, Transnational criminal justice, International political sociology and Extra-legal governance.

Publicasions as of February 2021

Peer Reviewed Articles

  • Stambøl, E.M. (2021) ´Borders as penal transplants: Control of territory, mobility, and illegality in West Africa,´ Theoretical Criminology, online first.
  • Stambøl, E. M. (2019) ‘The Rise of Crimefare Europe: Fighting Migrant Smuggling in West Africa,’ European Foreign Affairs Review, 24 (3): 287-307.
  • Stambøl, E. M. (2016) ‘EU Initiatives along the ‘Cocaine Routes’ to Europe: Fighting Drug Trafficking and Terrorism by Proxy?’ Small Wars & Insurgencies, 27 (2) 2016: 302-324.
  • Stambøl, E. M. (2016) ‘Governing Cocaine Supply and Organized Crime from Latin America and the Caribbean: The Changing Security Logics in European Union External Policy’. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, 22 (1): 1-18.
  • Stambøl, E. M. (2014) ‘Menneskeskerettigheter som brekkstang i internasjonal narkotikapolitikk.’ [Human Rights as Lever in International Drugs Policy], Materialisten, 1/2014.

Research Reports

Policy Briefs

  • Stambøl, E. M. (2019) The EU’s fight against transnational crime in the Sahel. IES Policy Brief, Issue 2019/04. February 2019. Brussels: Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Available at: https://www.ies.be/files/PB_The_EU_Fight_Against_Transnational_Crime_in_Sahel.pdf
  • Strazzari, F. and E. M. Stambøl (2015) We Saw it Coming: Jihadist Terrorism, Challenges for the European Union. NUPI Policy Brief (13) 2015. Oslo: Norwegian Institute of International Affairs.
  • Stambøl, E. M. (2015) Heads of States Can Change the Course of International Drugs Policy in 2016: Where does the EU stand? NUPI Policy Brief (16) 2015. Oslo: Norwegian Institute of International Affairs.