My research is a comparative project which examines the relationship between space, gender, refugee status and security
I moved from South Africa in my late teens, attending school in London. In 2009, I graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA (Hons) in International History and Politics.
This was followed by four years working in the charitable sector in fundraising and management. Returning to education in 2013, I studied my MA in International Development and Planning at the University of Sheffield.
I received a distinction and focused my fieldwork on Urban Social Movements in Istanbul. I re-joined the department in 2015 to begin my PhD studies, following a year of consultancy and travel.
From September 2018 - September 2019 I was on Maternity Leave.
Alongside my studies, I have also demonstrated on a variety of modules in the department, including the USP MA induction project and Qualitative Methods for Social Sciences. I also volunteer with a number of refugee and women’s organisations in Yorkshire.
PhD Research: Intersectional identities of urban refugee women and their negotiation of space and security in Amman and Beirut
My research is a comparative project which examines the relationship between space, gender, refugee status and security.
Focused on Syrian refugee women living in the cities of Amman and Beirut, my research examines the role of identity and refugee status in two relational, but different, contexts, and the ways in which this intersects with other structures to shape experiences of urban asylum.
My research is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, and my fieldwork has been supported by the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre.
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