Matilde Rosina

Matilde Rosina


Personal profile


Dr Matilde Rosina is Lecturer in International Relations in the School of PPL at the University of East Anglia. Matilde is also the Deputy Director of the Centre for Italian Politics at King’s College London, and Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics.

Matilde's research focuses on international political economy and migration, with specific reference to the European context. She obtained her PhD in International Political Economy from King's College London in 2020, having been awarded the King’s Outstanding Thesis Prize. Her monograph on ‘The criminalisation of irregular migration in Europe’ was published in 2022 by Palgrave Macmillan.


Latest publications:

Rosina, M. and Kadhum, O. (2023), ‘Can the government’s immigration bill succeed?’, LSE British Politics and Policy blog, March 2023.

Samuk, S., Rosina, M., Ince-Beqo, G. (2023), ‘Like "falling leaves": The migration of the highly skilled from Turkey to Italy’, La cittadinanza Europea Online, 1/2023, 1-17.

Rosina, M. (2022), The criminalisation of irregular migration in Europe: Deterrence, globalisation, and vicious cycles, Palgrave Macmillan. 

Talani, L.S.T., Rosina, M., Torrisi, O., Monteleoni, G., and Deliperi, R. (2022), Onward migration and the case of the Italo-Bangladeshi community’s relocation to the United Kingdom, COMITES, London (ENG version starts at p. 57).

Rosina, M. (2021), ‘Easy information, easy migration? Irregular journeys and information gaps’, Scienza e Pace/Science and Peace

Rosina, M. (2020), ‘Criminal law and migration: The sources and implications of uncertain sanctioning regimes’, DPCE Online, 45(4), 5226-5239. 

Talani, L.S., and Rosina, M. (eds.) (2019), Tidal Waves? The political economy of populism and migration in Europe, Peter Lang, Bern, 224 pages, ISBN 978-3-0343-3873-8. 

Rosina, M. (2019), ‘Globalisation and Irregular Migration: Does Deterrence Work?’, in The Dark Side of Globalisation, (edited by) Talani, L.S., and Roccu, R., Palgrave Macmillan, London, ISBN 978-3-030-05117-4, pp. 85-120.     



'Why making migration a crime doesn’t work’ (LSE Research Showcase - YouTube

'The UK government’s new plan for immigration: implications for refugees’ (part of the Refugee Realities podcast series)