In my role as Project Officer, I support the ‘Pride in the Field: Promoting Inclusive Fieldwork Spaces for LGBTQ+ Workers in Research, Policy and Practice’ project, led Dr Martin Zebracki, in partnership with the external organisation LGBTQ+ Field Network. PIF is supported by an impact acceleration grant awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) with Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI). Through knowledge exchange, developing global community support and the co-production of fieldworking resources, PIF supports global beneficiaries in pursuing socially inclusive and safe fieldwork practices for LGBTQ+ people and their allies. As Project Officer, I provide on-going focused support of project activities, including meeting management, project documentation, practical arrangements, liaising with project participants and research-user audiences, and project reporting.
I am also completing an ESRC-funded PhD at University College London, in the Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry. My thesis focuses on the experiences of and responses to LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers in Germany and England. I have an MSc in Global Migration from UCL’s Department of Geography, and a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Cambridge.
- Project Officer, Pride in the Field
My research focuses on gender, sexuality and migration, with a specific interest in the politics of refugee reception, inclusion, identity and belonging.
- PhD, Migration Studies, UCL (ongoing)
- MSc Global Migration, UCL, (2015-16)
- BA (Hons) History, University of Cambridge (2012-15
- Postgraduate Fellow, Royal Geographic Society