Isobel Kingscott

Area and Development Studies

PhD Researcher in Area and Development Studies (ESRC 1+3)
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter

Start date: September 2016

Research topic: The Gendered Experiences of Newly Arrived Syrian and Iraqi Refugees in Europe

My research focuses on the gendered experiences of Syrian and Iraqi refugees living in Europe. As such, it explores ways in which gender intersects with the changing economic and social roles that refugees experience. Ultimately, I hope to establish how gender affects refugees’ abilities to come to terms with, and adapt to, their new daily realities – whether negotiating changing familial relationships and managing new family responsibilities, living with uncertain legal statuses, affirming national and religious identities, being isolated from established Muslim communities, the adaptation of refugee children into mainstream education, or countless other obstacles that refugees may encounter.


Research supervisors: Dr Jonathan Githens-Mazer

Professional memberships/Positions held:

Great Ideas Start With Discussion (GISWD)