Personal profile


Isabel is a final year PhD student researching people seeking sanctuary in Manchester. Her research interests include the politics of migration, critical border studies, social policy, everyday lives, resistance, and belonging. Her doctoral research asks how people seeking sanctuary in Manchester engage with the sociopolitical environment through focusing on everyday lives. 

This project is supervised by Dr Andreja Zevnik & Dr Elena Barabantseva.



POLI10601 Introduction to International Politics 2020-22

MGDI60731 Migration, Mobility and Displacement in the Contemporary World 2021-22

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, Global Cooperation and Security, University of Birmingham

24 Sept 20181 Oct 2019

Award Date: 12 Dec 2019

Bachelor of Arts, International Relations with Political Science, University of Birmingham

21 Sept 20151 Oct 2018

Award Date: 6 Jul 2018

Areas of expertise

  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • JZ International relations
  • JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration


  • Critical Border Studies
  • Politics of Migration
  • everyday life
  • Social Policy
  • Forced Migration