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Now in the third year of my AHRC-funded doctoral research at the University of Manchester, my project focuses on narratives of resilience with asylum-seeking and refugee women in Stoke-on-Trent. The project is primarily supervised by Dr Anastasia Valassopoulos and Professor Mariangela Palladino (Keele University).

I obtained my Master's at the University of Edinburgh in International and European Politics. My dissertation compared refugee integration policy in England and Scotland. I have also written for various publications, including The GuardianThe Independent, and Newsweek.

Areas of interest: representations of resilience, the intersection of postcolonial literatures and cultures, migration and diaspora; arts-based research as a form of inquiry; representations of displaced women; representations of contemporary migration.

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 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Social Science, International and European Politics, University of Edinburgh


Award Date: 30 Nov 2018

Bachelor of Arts, English and American Literatures, University of Keele

Sept 2012Jul 2015

Award Date: 18 Jul 2015

External positions

Tutor, NWCDTP Impact Project: School Outreach & English Literature Workshops

1 Oct 20211 Jun 2022

MITACS Doctoral Research Fellow, MLC Research Centre, Ryerson Polytechnic University

Apr 2021Jun 2021

Associate Research Consultant, University of Manchester (UOM)

Aug 2020Nov 2020

Co-Director, New Voices in Postcolonialism

Sept 2019Jul 2021

Areas of expertise

  • PR English literature
  • Resilience
  • Displacement
  • Agency
  • Narratives
  • Postcolonialsm
  • Cultural Studies
  • Ethnography
  • Arts-Based Research


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