Whilst lecturing in the Bristol School of Geographical Sciences, I am also in the final stages of completing my PhD on solidarity activism as an ethical response to irregular migration within EU regimes of security and citizenship. My thesis focuses on the politicisation of the French border-town of Calais in a broader EU context, seeking to conceptualise the significance of alternative conceptions of ethical subjectivity for opening new ways of thinking about biopolitical government.
I am an active member of the Authority Research Network - an interdisciplinary research group of young professionals working collaboratively to develop a materialist analytic of authority, and investigate creative or immanent productions of authority. Initiatied with support from the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Bristol in 2008, current activites include a scoping study for the AHRC-led Connected Communities programme.
I also work in information and advocacy in a local drop-in centre, have helped establish a citywide accommodation network for people seeking asylum and experiencing destitution, and am closely associated with a number of activist groups. I am interested in spaces of exchange between academia and activism, and in developing dialogical initiatives on the periphery of academia.