Aino Korvensyrjä is a PhD candidate in Social Anthropology at the University of Helsinki, Finland and a fellow at the Max Planck Institute, Halle, Department of Law & Anthropology (spring/summer 2022). She resides in Berlin. Ms. Korvensyrjä holds an M.A. in History (Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki), a B.A. in Philosophy (Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki) and a Diploma in Media Arts (Academy of Media Arts, Cologne). Her research interests include borders, deportation, policing, state, law, race and migration justice movements. Her doctoral thesis examines the German asylum-deportation regime and immigration law from the perspective of West African migrants’ practices and struggles. She is active in groups and networks organizing against deportation, (externalized) borders and racist police violence, and a member of the kritnet (Network for Critical Migration and Border Regime Studies).