Lukas Mellinger

Lukas Mellinger

Doctoral researcher

Department Fachbereich Geographie und Raumplanung
Postadresse Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Büroadresse MSH, E02 25-340
Telefon (+352) 46 66 44 5981
Fax (+352) 46 66 44 35981

Lukas Mellinger joined the Department of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Luxembourg as a Doctoral Researcher in October 2020. His research interests revolve around entanglements of space, time and law in the contexts of migration and asylum. In his PhD project, he examines waiting spaces within the European deportation regime and their impact on everyday experiences, practices, and future horizons of affected people.

He holds a Master’s degree in Border Studies from the joint program of the University of Luxembourg, Université de Lorraine, Saarland University, and Technische Universität Kaiserslautern. During his Bachelor’s degree he studied politics of the Near and Middle East at the University of Marburg and Cairo University.

Research Interests

  • Migration
  • Common European Asylum System
  • Waiting spaces
  • (Spatio-legal) Borders
  • Legal geography
  • Deportation regime

Last updated on: Freitag, den 09. Juli 2021


  • Since 2020:  Doctoral researcher at the Department of Geography and Spatial Planning, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Birte Nienaber
  • 2018 - 2020: M.A. Border Studies (University of Luxembourg, Université de Lorraine, Universität des Saarlandes, TU Kaiserslautern)
  • 2014 - 2018: B.A. Oriental Studies, with a focus on politics of the Near and Middle East (University of Marburg, Ain Shams University, Cairo University)

Last updated on: 02 Nov 2020