Kelly Soderstrom is an academic staff member in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne. Her recently submitted PhD thesis in Politics and International Relations (Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne) examines the role of state responsibilities in shaping the German government's response to the 2015 refugee crisis. She holds a Bachelors degree (cum laude) in Political Science / International Relations from Carleton College (USA) and a Masters degree (distinction) in International and European Politics from the University of Edinburgh (UK). Her research interests include asylum governance, European integration, NGOs, and sustainability/CSR. In 2018, she was awarded a graduate fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.