Ivanka is a final year PhD candidate in the QUB Law School. She has a BSc in Politics & International Relations (Canterbury Christ Church University, 2010), and a LLM in Human Rights Law (QUB, 2010). Her work is situated in the evolving field of contemporary disability studies, has a socio-legal nature and uses the Foucauldian concept of governmentality in an emancipatory manner. Ivanka is focusing on the welfare reform policies adopted by the Coalition government 2010-2015 and she is discussing them in relation to citizenship for disabled people and disability rights. Ivanka has a strong interest in legal/critical theory, disability studies and human rights. Ivanka is also a member of the Disability Research Network at QUB and has worked alongside the disability NGO Campaign For a Fair Society for a number of years, with a focus on substantive equality for disabled people and academic activism.