Dr Rebecca Mavin

Security, Conflict and Human Rights Alumni

PhD Researcher in Security, Conflict and Justice (ESRC 1+3)
College of Social Sciences and International Studies, University of Exeter

Start date: September 2014

Graduation date: May 2019

Research topic: The Body and Embodied Experiences in the U.K. Asylum System

My research examines the everyday embodied experiences of asylum seekers in the U.K, with the aim of exploring the roles and functions of the body within the system. Through fieldwork conducted in the South West of England and analyses of asylum policy, I hope to discuss the various ways that the body is implicated in the asylum system, and the impacts that the system’s governance of the body has on asylum seekers’ everyday lives and self-understandings.

Research supervisors: Dr Andrew Schaap (Exeter), Dr Katherine Charsley (Bristol)

Email: rm480@exeter.ac.uk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/becca_mavin