Aleksandra Jolkina is a former Deutsche Welle journalist who now works in academia.
She has over a decade long experience in journalism and has been involved in several cross-border investigations, including two projects supported by Journalismfund.eu. For her work, she has received multiple fellowships and awards, such as the Medien-Mittler zwischen den Völkern fellowship in Berlin and the Cancer World Journalism Award (special commendation for an investigation into cancer drug prices across the EU). From 2015 to 2021, she was based in Bonn where she covered European and world affairs for the German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle.
Alongside her work in journalism, Aleksandra completed a PhD in law at Queen Mary University of London (2021). She has since transitioned to academia, where her research focuses on EU free movement, migration and asylum law.