Sine Plambech is a Researcher, Anthropologist and Film Director working on irregular migration, trafficking, sex work, and documentary filmmaking. She is based in Copenhagen and New York at the Danish Institute for International Studie’s Department of Migration, Finance & Aid and as Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, Barnard – Department of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies. Sine is the recipient of the Sapere Aude Elite Research Grant, The Danish Ethnographic Associations Communication Award as well as numerous film awards and nominations. She is part of the international research group Gender, Justice & Neoliberal Transformations and the interdisciplinary research network Interventions – a research network on Humanitarian Politics and Culture.

Sine’s writings and films give ethnographic accounts of the social realities generated by Europe’s ‘fight against illegal migration’ in migrant communities in Nigeria and Thailand as well as in Southern Italy and Scandinavia. Her current research project Women, Sex & Migration – Seeing sex work migration and human trafficking from the Global South explores these forms of migration and their relation to the EU’s increasingly restrictive migration policies seen from the perspective of the Global South.

Browse Sine’s publications and films, her ongoing project with the University of Oslo on women’s irregular migration across the Mediterranean and her forthcoming film HEARTBOUND in collaboration with director Janus Metz.