Elspeth Guild is a Jean Monnet Professor ad personam in law at the Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands and at Queen Mary University of London. She is also a senior research fellow at the Brussels based think thank, the Centre for European Policy Studies. She is an internationally acknowledged expert in European free movement of persons, immigration and asylum law. She practiced law in the UK for more than ten years before moving into academic life. She retains her affiliation as a partner at the London law firm Kingsley Napley.
Her monograph, Security and Migration in the 21st Century Polity, Cambridge, 2009, brings together much of her work over the past ten years – examining from a socio-legal perspective the changing dynamic of migration and security. Elspeth has published widely in her field and is respected for her contribution to the academic and policy debates across the world. In 2008 Elspeth was awarded a Doctorate honoris causa by Lund University Sweden in recognition of her academic and policy activities in the field of European immigration and asylum law.