BiographySamantha Arnold is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow within the Irish National Contact Point of the European Migration Network based in the Economic and Social Research Institute and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Law at Trinity College Dublin.
The overall objective of the EMN is to improve the availability of, and access to, information concerning migration and asylum at European and Member State level in order to support policy and decision-making in the EU.
Samantha completed her PhD in the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin. She holds an LLM in European Refugee Law awarded by University College Cork and an MA in International Relations awarded by Dublin City University. She completed her BA in Spanish and Hispanic Studies in New York at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Prior to joining the ESRI, Samantha was the Children’s and Young Persons’ Officer at the Irish Refugee Council. Samantha’s research interests include refugee and immigration law and policy and children’s rights law. She has authored a number of papers in Irish and international journals.