PhD Researcher in Political Theory and Government, University of Sydney

Abi Taylor is a third-year doctoral candidate at the University of Sydney and Sydney Democracy Network, and is the recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award. Abi’s dissertation analyses present-day “crimes of solidarity” in France relative to its vexed relation with the notion of hospitality and political doctrine of universalism and secularism, and how such ideals interweave with securitarian and humanitarian rationalities of the French state deployed to govern migrant mobility and citizenship.

Abi holds a Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences (Hons I) degree from the University of Sydney, where she was also awarded the University Medal. Her previous research has focused on the relationship between sovereignty, rights, and outsiders, as applied to the contemporary regime of deterritorialised immigration detention

Experience

  • –present
    PhD Researcher in Political Theory and Government, University of Sydney

Education

  • 2014 
    University of Sydney, B. of Political, Economic and Social Sciencs (Hons I)