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Tinahy joined the Department of European and International Studies in 2019-2020. Her research examines the extent to which European Commission policy actors have a role in embedding the constitutional principle of the protection of fundamental rights in legislative proposals relating to asylum/refugee law, deportation, and immigration border management in the EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. 

Tinahy is a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the second-year module: Politics of Central and Eastern Europe.

Tinahy holds a BA (Hons) in Politics from McGill University and an MSc in International Migration and Public Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science). She is currently a PhD candidate in the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London. 

Doctoral Research

'Constitutionalising' the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: The Strategic Use of Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) Case Law by European Commission Policy Actors 

Research Interests

  • EU public policy
  • EU institutions
  • European politics 
  • Migration
  • International refugee law
  • EU law

Name of Supervisor: Dr Sarah Wolff (Queen Mary University of London), Dr Davor Jancic (Queen Mary University of London)