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Dr Heather JohnsonSchool of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Johnson’s research focuses on irregular migration and asylum seekers, border security, and the practices of resistance, solidarity and protest of non-citizens. She is interested in developing new understandings of mobility and non-citizenship, and particularly in new methods for engaging with these issues.
Heather also writes about visual representations of refugees, particularly through a gender studies lens. Heather’s major current project is about irregular migration in the maritime space, funded through the ESRC Future Research Leaders scheme.
Open to PhD applications in the field of
- Refugees and Migration
- Citizenship and Non-Citizenship
- Critical theories of mobility and migration
- Activism and protest
- Critical security studies, particularly focused on borders
|PhD Title||Mitigating the Piratical Threat Through Institutions: Securitizing Piracy Across Land and Sea|
|Country||Gulf of Aden|
|PhD Title||A comparative study of how migrant activists and their allies resist systems of immigration control across the island of Ireland|
|PhD Title||Development Efforts to Increase Security and Emancipation to Deter Female Radicalization|