Kelly Soderstrom is a PhD Candidate in International Relations at the University of Melbourne. She holds a Bachelors degree in Political Science/International Relations from Carleton College and a Masters degree (distinction) in International and European Politics from the University of Edinburgh. Her PhD thesis examines responsibility in the context of Germany's response to the 2015 refugee crisis. Her research interests include German and EU asylum policies, European integration, identity, and citizenship. In 2018, she was awarded a graduate fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.