David Suber (2019 Cohort)



About Me:  My academic background is in history and political science (BA SOAS; MA Tüebingen University & American University in Cairo), with regional focus on the North Africa and Middle East regions. I work as a freelance journalist for various international media through radio, writing and illustration (Rassef22, Middle East Monitor, Al Araby Al Jedeed), as well as being Creative Director of the journalism platform Brush&Bow

My Research: My research focuses on international migration and counter-migration policies, with a focus on the role of applied security measures in EU bordering states, geo-spatial analysis and human rights.  I currently work in UCL’s Security and Crime Science Department.

Such research aims to broaden perspectives on migration as a human historical and political complex phenomenon, undertaking considerations in policy, human rights and international security.

Supervisors: Dr. Ella Cockbain; Dr. Ben Bradford; Dr. James Cheshire


Suber D.L., Coguiec A., ‘Agency Encamped, the case of Calais’ Jungle inhabitants’, Refugee Issues: Practitioner Reports, Refugee Review: Special Focus Labour, Vol. III, Fall 2017.

‘Fallire i rimpatri: Il caso tunisino’ in (ed.) G. Acconcia and M. Mercuri, Migrazioni nel Mediterraneo, Franco Angeli: Torino (2019)

Pilati K., Acconcia G., Suber D.L., Chennaoui H., ‘Between organization and spontaneity of protests: the 2010-2011 Tunisian and Egyptian uprisings’, Social Movement Studies, Routledge, (2019)

Pathway: Politics and International Relations

Location: UCL Security and Crime Science Department