Tamara joined UNRISD in November 2012 to provide administrative and logistical support for the conference, Regional Governance of Migration and Socio-Political Rights: Institutions, Actors and Processes, and the policy forum, A Rights-based, Gender-equitable Approach to Regional Governance of Migration: an elusive or achievable prospect? She is also producing a background paper for the conference that sets out a conceptual framework for understanding and analyzing regional migration governance, a relatively under-theorized level of analysis in migration scholarship.
Tamara completed a Bachelors of Law from the University of Warwick, in which she specialized in human rights, international law, and immigration and asylum law, and wrote her Bachelors dissertation on the Detained Fast Track (DFT) asylum procedure in the UK. Afterwards, she went on to do a Masters of Science in Migration Studies from the University of Oxford (QEH, ODID), specializing in migration theory and migration and displacement in Africa. Her Masters dissertation explored how migration has been conceptualized in the literature on migration as an adaptive response to environmental change. She has worked for Refugees International (RI) and International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in the past.