Tamara Tubakovic is a Lecturer in Public Policy and European Studies in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Warwick. Tamara was awarded a PhD in Political Science from the University of Melbourne in 2021. Her research intersects the fields of public policy, European Union politics, and refugee and border studies. Her work focuses on the politics of EU asylum policy reforms; the interaction between ideas and crises in public policy; and the construction and consequences of refugee externalisation policies.
Tamara has published widely on EU, UK, and Australian asylum policy and politics in both academic and policy relevant sources. She has also published work comparing the EU and ASEAN regional approaches to refugees and the prospects for an EU-Australia rights-based approach in Southeast Asia. Her current research explores processes of policy convergence on refugee externalisation practices, and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on asylum policies in Australia, the UK and Europe.
Tamara has undertaken several visiting fellowships, including at the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford and at the Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute in Florence. She has taught widely on EU politics and integration; public policy theory and analysis; crisis management; and on refugee policy, politics, and law.