I am a Lecturer in Human Geography at Edinburgh Napier University where I teach courses on social and political geography and undertake research. My main research interests are in the areas of migration, race and social inequalities. My work explores the relationship between mobility, security and inequality. In particular, how discourses of securitization shape everyday practices of young migrants in the European Union, the connections between global, regional and national geopolitics and the impacts on citizen identities, and migration-related racism. Recent projects include a three-year AHRC project on young people’s everyday geopolitics in Scotland, and an ESRC doctoral study on Polish mobilities and the remaking of self, family and community.
I am also interested in developing innovative qualitative research methodologies. I am currently exploring ways to integrate participatory visual methods and narrative inquiry into research to challenge youth experiences of migration-related racism.
Please get in touch if you are interested in reading or discussing my work, or if you are considering a PhD in any of these research areas.