Amy Clarke is a Teaching Fellow in the School of Criminology, University of Leicester. She has multi-disciplinary interests in the areas of hate crime, structural racism, white privilege, immigration, asylum, social mobility and social integration. Amy also teaches on a broad range of criminological modules and plays an active role in the School's Equalities, Diversity and Inclusivity Committee - with a focus on improving the student experience for Black, Asian and ethnic minority students.
Her research explores the prejudice and hostility experienced by new arrivals living in 'superdiverse' areas. The research gives us a vital insight into how everyday encounters shape new arrivals' feelings of happiness and sense of belonging, but also how particularly negative experiences of hostility and exclusion create barriers that significantly limit and restrict their ability to integrate fully into wider society.