Start date:October 2011
Research Topic:Researching Spatial, Educational and Cultural Transitions with Refugee and Asylum-Seeking Children and Young People
Research Supervisor:Prof G Williams and Dr E Renold
Supervising school:School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
Primary funding source:ESRC Studentship
My research focuses on how young asylum-seeking, trafficked and refugee children and young people experience transition to life in the UK. Through interviews with 50 young people, I will explore how these young people make sense of the educational, cultural and spatial transitions they have experienced. More broadly, the research will examine how discourses of children’s rights, immigration control and educational inclusion work to construct these children in policy and practice.