Trained as a sociologist and anthropologist, Karine Côté-Boucher is an Associate Professor at l’École de criminologie at Université de Montréal. She is a researcher at the Centre international de criminologie comparée and affiliated to the van Vollenhoven Institute at Leiden University in the Netherlands, Her research focuses on border control, immigration and refugees as well as the role of customs controls in the monitoring of supply chains. She is also interested in social and political theory. She teaches on critical approaches to homeland security, critical border studies and qualitative research methodologies. She has published articles in journals such as Security Dialogue, Social Politics, the British Journal of Criminology and Theoretical Criminology. Her most recent book Border Frictions: Gender, Generation and Technology on the Frontline is published by Routledge.