Members

This page contains information about our members who are currently active with the Leicester Migration Network.

This page details the staff currently active with the Network, with links through to further information about their research. Clicking on a member's name takes you to their staff page within their department.

NameDepartmentResearch Interests

Rabah Aissaoui

School of Arts

Immigration and racism in colonial and postcolonial France.

Clare Anderson

School of History, Politics and International Relations

Colonialism. colonial societies and confinement in the Indian Ocean.

Khalida Azhigulova Leicester Law School Khalida Azhigulova is a PhD Candidate at the School of Law. Her research focuses on evaluation of compliance and effectiveness of refugee law in new asylum states in Central Asia. Before coming to Leicester, Khalida was working as a protection officer at the UNHCR Regional Representation for Central Asia. She holds a Magister Juris degree from the University of Oxford. Khalida’s research interests cover refugee law and policy, human rights, statelessness, forced migration and labour migration.

David Bartram

School of Media, Communication and Sociology

The relationship between migration and happiness; migrant workers in Israel, looking particularly at the formation of government policy.

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Katy Bennett Department of Geography

My work explores how people live and negotiate ethnic difference in their everyday lives and the role that place plays in the process.  I have recently finished an ESRC funded project called 'Living Multiculture: the new geographies of ethnicity and the changing formations of multiculture in England’ (ESRC ES/J007676/1 ) with Sarah Neal (Surrey University) and Allan Cochrane and Giles Mohan (The Open University).

Laura Brace

School of History, Politics and International Relations

Steve Brown

 

School of Management

Social remembering and the memorialisation of British identity.

Ipek Demir

School of Media, Communication and Sociology

The translation and migration of knowledge and culture; empirical research involving the Kurdish and Turkish diasporas in Europe.

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Alan Desmond School of Law Irish, British and EU migration law and policy; migrants’ human rights; international law and migration

Jen Dickinson

Department of Geography

Gender, citizenship and civil society; transnational belonging and economic development.

Laurence Droy School of Media, Communication and Sociology Using Agent Based Modeling to integrate theory about the social interdependence of harmful practices such as Female Genital Mutilation, with an understanding of the structure of the social networks which comprise practising communities.

Sandra Dudley

School of Museum Studies

Materiality, cultural and political identities, especially in migration and exile.

Nicole Fayard

School of Arts

French women writers and gender violence.

Corinne Fowler

School of Arts

British Black and British Asian literary cultures in Manchester and the Midlands, travel writing and journalism about Afghanistan and creative writing.

Katherine Foxhall

School of History, Politics and International Relations

My research interests include the social and cultural history of health and illness, colonial medicine and migration, imprisonment and institutions. I am also interested in maritime and environmental history.

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Fabian Frenzel

 

School of Management

Leisure mobility, organisation and identity.

Viv Golding

School of Museum Studies

Issues of diversity, material culture and intangible heritage; examining identity and its construction to challenge contemporary racism and sexism.

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Qian (Sarah) Gong

School of Media, Communication and Sociology

Migrant mothers, social anxiety and identity, media engagement.

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Stevie-Jade Hardy

Department of Criminology

Adelina Hild

School of Arts

Equal access to public and health services by provision of language services for migrant communities; Non-professional interpreters (including child interpreters) and their roles in migrant communities; Church interpreters and the changing religoscapes of Europe.

Loveday Hodson

 

School of Law

International human rights law and social movements; feminist perspectives on international law.

Sally Horrocks

School of Historical Studies

The role played by migration, both temporary and permanent, in the careers of scientists; the history of post-World War Two migration to the UK, and to Leicester in particular.

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Colin Hyde

East Midlands Oral History Archive

Colin is the Researcher and Outreach Officer with the East Midlands Oral History Archive. He works closely witkauh community organisations in Leicestershire and Rutland, both to retrieve existing oral history recordings, and to encourage and support new work. He is the project manager for the 'Migration Stories' project.

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Simon James

School of Archaeology and Ancient History

Historical migrations; Roman and 'Celtic' peoples in Britain.

Mark Jobling

Department of Genetics

Human genetic diversity and how it can be used to understand past population histories, including the impact of migrations. Co-Principal Investigator on the Impact of Diasporas on the Making of Britain research programme.

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Sandra Kaulfuss School of Media, Communication and Sociology My research interests centre around the politics of migration, and especially on immigration policy discourse in the media. In addition, I have a keen interest in terrorism studies, with a particular focus on home-grown terrorist attacks with a political motive. Combining these two interests, I am interested in researching how immigration debates are framed in public discourse in relation to terrorism and how these discussions effect political change.
Kamran Khan

School of Media, Communication and Sociology

I am a Ph.D graduate from the University of Birmingham and University of Melbourne.  My research examined how becoming a citizen is experienced. Previously, I was an EFL and ESOL teach and continue to have an interest in the field.  I have studied and worked in UK, Italy, Spain, Japan and Australia. My research interests include: language testing, integration and multilingualism.

Sam King

Department of Criminology

Research focusing on community supervision of offenders, particularly interested in how the cultural dynamics of various groups are integrated (or not) within such contexts. One group in particular are foreign nationals who, for various reasons, have come into contact with the criminal justice system.

Turi King

Genetics/Diasporas Project

Using genetic data to explore past migrations and population structure.

Sara Lemos

Department of Economics

The econometric/statistical analysis of migration.

George Lewis

Centre for America Studies

Historical reactions to radical immigrants in the USA; White Supremacy in the United States; American national identity; African American civil rights and migration.

Fransiska Louwagie

School of Arts

French post-Holocaust literature. As this research addresses the experience of displaced witnesses, her work also focuses on issues of exile/Jewish diaspora, identity and bilingualism.

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Clare Madge

Department of Geography

Clare's work examines facets of thought about the spatialities of mobility/migration, specifically with respect to the 'globalisation' of higher education.

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Gaja Maestri School of Media, Communication and Sociology Civil-society organisations, social movements and citizenship; Governance of urban marginality, ethnic minorities and migration; Urban housing segregation and informality. I am currently working on the ESRC funded project "The Frames of Altruistic Action".

Martina Martignoni

 

School of Management

Martina’s interest is about postcoloniality and forms of political organisation. Her research 'Postcolonial organisations: A study of migrants from the former colonies in Italy and their organisational structures', will look at the role of postcolonial time and space inside the experiences of organisation, in particular political self-organisation. She will focus on Eritrean migrants in Italy, looking at the role of hybridity, colonial past and self-organisation in their political practices and the impact of their politics on existing organisations, both autonomous and public institutions.

David Mattingly

School of Archaeology and Ancient History

Historical migrations; Roman Africa; imperialism.

Naoise McSweeney

School of Archaeology and Ancient History

Greek migration to Turkey in the Iron Age, focusing specifically on myths of migration - stories told about migration and arrival, explanations and justifications and claims to the landscape. How migrant groups root themselves in a new landscape through both stories and social practice.

Stephen Melluish

School of Psychology

Anupma Mishra

School of Education

I am interested in changing patterns of everyday interactions as a result of migration. How the change in cultural and social capital of immigrants influence their parenting role in the host community. I am also interested to enhance my knowledge about influence of first and second migration, places of settlement and its long term and short term influence on different communities.

Barbara Misztal

School of Media, Communication and Sociology

Political change, social movements and retrospective justice; conditions of human vulnerability.

Pierre Monforte

School of Media, Communication and Sociology

Civil society and social movements, with a particular emphasis on movements of migrants. Currently developing a research project on the mobilizations against border controls in the UK.

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Gareth Morgan

School of Psychology

Asylum seeker and refugee mental health; migration and people with intellectual disabilities; forced marriage (particularly with regard people with intellectual disabilities).

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Katie Moylan

School of Media, Communication and Sociology

Aubrey Newman

School of History, Politics and International Relations

The migration of several million Jews from Eastern Europe from 1850 to 1914, with a particular emphasis on the links between the Jews of Lithuania and South Africa.

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Deirdre O'Sullivan

Archaeology & Ancient History

Mapping Faith & Place project.

Dimitris Papadopoulos

School of Management

Autonomy of migration; transnationalism; migrant precarious labour; self-organisation of migrants.

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Foteini Panagiotopoulou School of History, Politics and International Relations The organisational networking of voluntary migrant associations for the achievement of political and social goals.
Kajal Nisha Patel Leverhulme Artist in Residence British South Asian women’s working and domestic lives in Britain’s textiles/hosiery industry. Photography of communities, identity politics and familiar ethnographic narratives in contrast with the experiences of a younger generation of women.

Sheldon Penn

School of Arts

Representations of intercultural exchange between Mexico and the U.S. in literature and film.

Rita Rasteiro

Genetics/Diasporas Project

Using genetic data to reconstruct the recent demographic history of human populations.

 

Nibedita Ray-Bennett

Civil Safety and Security Unit

Reflective practices, securitisation, health security and gender mainstreaming in the context of disaster risk reduction in the developing world.

Bernard Ryan

School of Law

British immigration law and policy; international law and migration; labour migration and the law.

Maria Rovisco School of Media, Communication and Sociology Migrant arts, the ethics of representation of asylum and migration

Jacqueline Sanchez-Taylor

School of Media, Communication and Sociology

Sex tourism; exploitation in the global sex trade and migration.

Valasia Savvidou

School of History, Politics and International Relations

Currently pursuing a PhD on the importance of the immigration issue on vote choice for National and European Parliament Elections. Interests cover immigration in Europe, voting behaviour of immigrants, elections and voting behaviour when immigration is taken into account.

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Kevin Schürer

School of History, Politics and International Relations

Economic and geographical mobility in 19th century Britain, USA and Canada.

Phillip Shaw

School of Arts

Historical migrations; medieval language and literature.

Tracy Simmons

School of Media, Communication and Sociology

Sexual citizenship and immigration. Her previous research has focused on the development of unmarried partner’s provision in the UK, examining the policy and experiences of same-sex couples attempting to achieve their migration based on their relationship. More broadly, she is interested in intersections between sexuality and gender and migration.

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Kelly Staples

School of History, Politics and International Relations

Refugees and stateless persons; collective responsibility for statelessness.

Mette Lundsfryd E.L. Stendevad School of Media, Communication and Sociology Women’s everyday survival strategies, forced migration, pervasive borders and oral history. Mette's dissertation is a cross-generational women's oral history project which interrogates the history and geography of separation between grandmothers, mothers and daughters of Palestinian Syrian heritage who have been separated by multiple-border systems after their displacement within and beyond Syria since 2011.

Joanna Story

School of Historical Studies

Historical migration; connections between medieval England and Francia.

Maddalena Tacchetti

School of Management

My research focuses on the role of asylum seekers aid organizations in the formation of the collective identity "asylum seeker".

Maria Touri

 

School of Media, Communication and Sociology

The effects of media representations and framing on policy making.

Maria Vlachou

School of Management

Transnational student migration.

Meera Warrier

Academic Practice Unit

Globalisation, migration and development; migrant social networks.

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Ruth Webber Museum Studies My research is exploring how migrant, refugee and asylum seeking women in Glasgow make the city their home through the things they do in their everyday lives. Given that the topic I am exploring (identity, home, migration) is multi-faceted and multiple, in my thematic analysis of the data I will be drawing on a number of theoretical frameworks.To explore this topic I am using participatory methods, with a central focus on the use of photo-elicitation interviews.

John Williams

School of Media, Communication and Sociology

Questions concerning globalisation, national and sub-national sporting identities, and 'race' and racism in sport. He is particularly interested in the role of local sport for immigrant communities, and in professional sporting migrations - players, owners, coaches, fans - and in some of the new complexities raised by sport in this kind of global context.

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Stephen Wood

School of Management

Labour relations, management, well-being and organisational performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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