Amy Clarke

Biography

Amy ClarkeAmy is a full-time PhD student and Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Department of Criminology supervised by Professor Neil Chakraborti and Dr Stevie-Jade Hardy. Prior to embarking on her PhD in October 2014, Amy completed both the BA Criminology and MSc Applied Criminology programs also with the University of Leicester. Amy’s doctoral research is the study of racially motivated targeted hostility experienced by ‘new’ migrants and refugees currently living in Leicester. The research aims to build a more comprehensive understanding of racism and racially motivated crime by engaging directly with those ‘lost’ voices who are often under-acknowledged within the ‘hate’ debate. Furthermore, the harms this hostility and prejudice causes victims are also considered in an attempt to better inform policy responses to these victim groups. The new arrivals’ views and experiences are captured through employing a flexible, qualitative methodology including participant observations and semi-structured interviews.

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