Judith Kopp studied cultural studies and sociology in Lucerne, Geneva and Frankfurt am Main. From 2011 to 2018, she worked in the European department of the human rights organization PRO ASYL, where she focused on the situation at Europe's external borders and EU cooperation with countries of transit and origin.

As a member of the junior research group "Transformation of European Migration Policy in Crisis", she is doing her PhD at the University of Kassel on the discourse around "fighting the causes of flight" in the context of the Summer of Migration 2015.

    • Buckel, Sonja/Kopp, Judith (2022): Flight causes. the right not to have to leave and the politics of Europe. Berlin: Bertz+Fischer, i.E.
    • Buckel, Sonja/ Kopp, Judith (2021): "Struggles and Repair Work in the Wake of 2015." in Giorgio Grappi/ Sandro Mezzadra (eds.): Contested Justice. Europe and Migration in a Global Perspective. London: Routledge: 40-59.
    • Kopp, Judith (2021): "The root causes were suddenly everywhere". Development Policy and Migration Control in the Context of the Crisis of the Border Regime 2015. In: Buckel, Sonja/ Graf, Laura/ Kopp, Judith/ Löw, Neva/ Pichl, Maximilian (eds.): Kämpfe um Migrationspolitik seit 2015. Zur Transformation des europäischen Migrationsregimes. Bilefeld: transcript: 29-64.
    • Kopp, Judith (2017): Fighting the (causes of) flight in the context of the crisis of the European border regime in 2015 - Notes on a discourse obscuring the causes. In: Fisch, Andreas et al. (eds.): Zuflucht - Zusammenlegen - Zugehörigkeit? Controversies of migration and integration policy illuminated in an interdisciplinary way. Münster: Aschendorff Verlag. 121-146.
    • Kopp, Judith (2016): "Fighting traffickers" in the central Mediterranean: preventing flight with warships. In: Müller-Heidelberg, Till et al. (eds.): Grundrechtereport 2016. On the state of civil and human rights in Germany. Frankfurt am Main: Fischer. 131-135.
    • Kopp, Judith/Dünnwald, Stephan (2014): Tunisia. New struggles around the Mediterranean prosperity frontier. In: Bread for the World/medico international/PRO ASYL: In the Shadow of the Citadel. The influence of the European migration regime on "third countries". Karlsruhe: Von Loeper. 117-170.
    • Düvell, Franck/Kopp, Judith/ Kopp, Karl/ Stathopoulos, Alex (2014): Contradictory Turkey. New immigration country, transit or buffer state for refugees? In: Bread for the World et al: In the Shadow of the Citadel. Karlsruhe: Von Loeper. 27-74.
    • Kopp, Judith (2013): On well-trodden paths? The renegotiation of European defense policy after the upheavals in North Africa. In Gschrey, Raul/Taxer, Christine: grenzlinien. von grenzen, grenzüberschreitungen und migration. Frankfurt: gutleut verlag. 55-60.