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Researcher & Sessional Academic in Politics and Government, University of Sydney

Abigail completed her PhD in the Government and Human Rights at the University of Sydney, and was the recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award. Her 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, and how such ideals interweave with securitarian and humanitarian rationalities of the French state deployed to govern migrant mobility and citizenship. Abigail 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 (the highest honour awarded in Australia for an undergraduate research degree). Her previous research has focused on the relationship between sovereignty, rights, and outsiders, as applied to the contemporary regime of deterritorialised immigration detention.


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


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