Centre for Doctoral Training on New Horizons in Borders and Bordering

MRG is home for the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) on New Horizons in Borders and Bordering.


About the CDT

The CDT on New Horizons in Borders and Bordering gathers an interdisciplinary community of expertise in borders, bordering and debordering (resistance). The CDT takes bordering as a key global challenge for communities around the world, recognising that new bordering practices will have a range of social impacts for the foreseeable future which need to be understood. In doing so, we will build interdisciplinary understanding of emerging phenomena, which will also contribute to building expertise for future developments. 

The CDT offers advanced training in this sometimes hard to research area, a cross disciplinary supervisory framework, expertise and guidance from academic experts beyond The University of Sheffield, including internationally, and opportunities for knowledge exchange beyond academia. We will support two cohorts of researchers through doctoral research in this key emerging field.

2022/2023 Cohort

Chandima P. Arambepola

Supervisors: Majella Kilkey (Sociological Studies) and Aneta Piekut (Sheffield Methods Institute)

Project: Border struggles in ‘doing family’

Macole Lannaman

Supervisors: Kate Reed (Sheffield Methods Institute) and Joanne Britton (Sociological Studies)

Project: Challenging racialised borders and boundaries in British Secondary Schools

Beth Porter

Supervisors: Lucy Mayblin (Sociological Studies) and Daniel Hammett (Geography)

Project: Externalising borders and refugee migration

2023/2024 Cohort

Yva Alexandrova

Details coming soon

Charly Morris

Supervisors: Ryan Powell (Urban Studies), Will Mason (SMI) and SJ Cooper-Knock (Sociology & Criminology)

Project: Migrant youth activisms: de-bordering practices and urban solidarities in re-imagining the city

Nicola Lero

Supervisors: Clare Rishbeth (Landscape Planning) and Tom Goodfellow (Urban Studies)

Project: Transnational lives and re-crossing borders: memory, place and belonging