Bernd Kasparek is a migration scholar and activist with a focus on border studies. He is founding member of the Network for Critical Migration and Border Regime Studies (kritnet) and member of the managing board of the research association bordermonitoring.eu. Currently, he is completing his PhD project on the Europeanisation of the border regime. Together with Sabine Hess he edited Grenzregime: Diskurse, Praktiken, Institutionen in Europa(2010), a collection of texts concerned with the dynamics, actors, discourses, and practices of the European border regime and, with others, the successor volume Grenzregime 3: Der lange Sommer der Migration (2016), on the so-called Summer of Migration in 2015. His book Europas Grenzen (Europe's Borders) is forthcoming (2017).