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Sarah Walker

Research fellow

Department of the Arts

Short Bio

Sarah Walker is a critical migration researcher. Her research is underpinned by a social justice ethos and informed by her previous experience working as a support worker with asylum seekers in London, UK. After her PhD she worked on ClimateOfChange, a project examining the nexus between the climate crisis and migration, at the Department of History and Cultures, University of Bologna. She then conducted her own postdoctoral research project at Department of Education Studies funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The project, Snakes and Ladders, examines life post-reception system for young African men bureaucratically labelled ‘unaccompanied minors’ upon arrival in Italy. This built on her PhD in Sociology (Goldsmiths, University of London), usedg the minor as lens, to interrogate the borderwork of race and childhood. She is now working as a research fellow on the HEMIG (Hostile Environments: the Political Ecology of Migration and Border Violence) project. Employing qualitative and creative research methods, her work examines the intersections of migration, race, gender, citizenship and environment.

She can be found on twitter at: @stow_sarah

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