Maciej Stepka received his PhD is Security Studies from University of Warsaw. He also holds Masters degrees in Political Science (University of Amsterdam) and European Studies (Jagiellonian University in Krakow). Maciej is an assistant professor at the Institute of European Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, where he teaches courses on EU Institutions and Decision-making Processes, European Integration Theories, EU Common Policies and Security Studies. Maciej’s research interest revolve around critical security and policy studies, especially securitization theory, Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, ethnography of security and security practice. His doctoral project focused on security logics applied in securitization of the “migration crisis” at the EU level. Recently he has been involved in investigating security practices and technologies in the Polish migrant detention centres.