Joris van Wijk
Joris van Wijk is an Associate Professor at the Law Faculty's Department of Criminal Law and Criminology at VU Amsterdam. In 2007, he published his PhD research Luanda-Holanda on irregular asylum migration from Angola to the Netherlands. Next to his academic career, Joris has been working for the International Organization for Migration and as an independent policy advisor. He has been a visiting professional at the International Criminal Court and a visiting scholar at Oslo University and University of Melbourne.
Joris conducts research in the programme Empirical and normative studies, directs the master programme International Crimes, Conflict and Criminology and co-directs the Centre for International Criminal Justice (CICJ). He supervises the Escaping Justice Project and co-supervises the When Justice is Done Project. His research interests lie at the crossroads of criminology, international criminal justice and (irregular) (asylum) migration. He mainly applies a qualitative mixed methods approach. His main expertise concerns issues related to criminology, international criminal law, human trafficking- and smuggling, asylum, terrorism and temporary migration.