Amanda Schmid-Scott

Human Geography

PhD Researcher in Human Geography (ESRC +3)
College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter

Start date: September 2015

Research topic: The government of life in immigration detention.

My PhD is exploring forms of estrangement and structural violence in immigration detention centres. I am especially interested in the ways in which different forms of power interact within spaces of detention and how visual approaches to research allow abstract and theoretical ideas to be communicated. It is funded through the ESRC.

Research supervisors: Dr. Nick Gill (Human Geography, University of Exeter), Dr. Karen Tucker (Political Science, University of Bristol), Dr. Bice Maiguashca (Politics, University of Exeter)