Romm Lewkowicz

Romm Lewkowicz

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Anthropologist and a migrant rights’ activist. He is a PhD Candidate in Cultural Anthropology at The Graduate Center CUNY (The City University of New York), a Visiting Research Fellow at Trafflab, and a lecturer at Baruch and John Jay colleges. Lewkowicz's research and teaching draw on political theory, critical legal studies, and ethnographic methodologies in an effort to reevaluate our understanding of the history and experience of forced migration, asylum regulation, and post-war European integration. He is currently completing his doctoral dissertation titled: “Documenting the Undocumented: Experimenting Europe’s Future at the Biometric Migrant Archive.” His dissertation is a multi-sited ethnography of Eurodac, a pan-European apparatus for the biometric documentation of Europe’s asylum seekers. Since 2013, Lewkowicz has been collaborating with director Ariel Efraim Ashbel, supervising research and concept formation.