Constantin Christoph Eckner is a journalist, photographer and academic researcher. Having lived in numerous cities in Europe, his work has appeared in several journals as well as on a variety of newspaper websites. He obtained a B.A. in European History, European Law and European Studies from the Chemnitz University of Technology, and graduated with a M.Litt. in Modern History from the University of St Andrews. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of St Andrews. His academic research interests centre on international relations, cultural phenomena, and human rights with a special focus on asylum policy.