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Senior Lecturer at The City Law School, City, University of London

Dr Adrienne Yong is a Senior Lecturer in Law at The City Law School under the Institute for the Study of European Laws (ISEL). Dr Yong's research interests are in EU citizenship and human rights more broadly (international, domestic and European) especially that of marginalised groups from a feminist perspective.

Dr Yong's current research projects include 1) an examination of the effect of the UK's withdrawal from the EU on human rights protection of EU citizens, specifically looking at expulsion policies and how the EU Settlement Scheme disproportionately affects vulnerable women, and 2) inequalities in access to healthcare for ethnic minorities and migrant women during the COVID-19 pandemic with Dr Sabrina Germain (City).

Dr Yong has presented her research nationally and internationally at various conferences online and in-person. She has been quoted by the Financial Times, The Economist, NBC News, Wall Street Journal & New York Times and has appeared on live TV with France24 to speak about Brexit and citizens' rights. She has also given oral evidence as an expert witness before the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee for their inquiry on the EU Settlement Scheme (Feb 2019).

Dr Yong is the Assistant Dean (International Recruitment), CLS Working Paper Series Managing Editor and ISEL's Co-Director. She co-convenes the EU & Competition Subject Section for the Society of Legal Scholars with Dr Andriani Kalintiri (King's College London).


  • 2020–present
    Senior Lecturer in Law, City, University of London
  • 2017–2020
    Lecturer in Law, City, University of London
  • 2015–2017
    Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire


  • 2016 
    King's College London, PhD
  • 2012 
    King's College London, LLM (EU Law)
  • 2011 
    Durham University, LLB (Hons)

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • EU & Competition Subject Convenor for the Society of Legal Scholars