Kahyeng Chai

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Email: kyc34@le.ac.uk

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Kahyeng completed both BA Criminology (First Class Honours) and MSc Criminology in Practice (Distinction) in the School of Criminology at the University of Leicester in 2018 and 2019 respectively. As an international student from Singapore, Kahyeng’s undergraduate dissertation topic was thus inspired by her identity, as she explored the experiences of East and Southeast Asian international students who were subjected to racially-motivated prejudice and discrimination. As for her Masters dissertation, Kahyeng supported an interim evaluation of Standing Together – a safeguarding initiative in the University of Leicester.

PhD Research

Issues pertaining to equality, difference and cohesion are becoming more pronounced in increasingly diversified higher education campuses, which are generally presumed to be a forward-thinking environment fostering acceptance and inclusivity. Supervised by Dr Chris Allen and Dr Matt Hopkins, Kahyeng’s research aims to assess the scale and nature of targeted hostility experienced by students in higher education, understand the social and structural mechanisms underpinning targeted hostility, as well as to analyse the effectiveness of institutional responses. A holistic comprehension underpinned by empirical evidence would function as a baseline to inform policies and formulate evidence-based practices which could be genuinely effective in addressing issues around targeted hostility experienced in higher education.

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