From January 2018 onwards, Thea Hickmann has been working as an intern on the research project “Combatting Human Trafficking and Human Smuggling in intra-Schengen Border Areas”, directed by Prof. Maartje van der Woude.
Along with Hannah DeLacey, Thea Hickmann is conducting a qualitative systematic literature review on human trafficking and human smuggling. The aim of this review is to provide valuable insights into the relationship between both phenomena. By adopting a broad European scope, it aims to assess the extent to which human trafficking and human smuggling are described and perceived as intertwined by the scholarship and the grey literature.
Thea Hickmann holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from the University of Manchester and is currently a Masters student at Leiden University (MSc Crime & Criminal Justice).