Dr Sarah M. Hughes, MA PhD
I am an ESRC funded postdoctoral fellow in the Geography Department. My current research focuses upon conceptualisations of resistance within the UK asylum system. In addition to this research, I have pursued my interest in questions around resistance, knowledge production and what constitutes ‘the political’ through collaborative work on other projects (e.g. exploring the politics of memory at the ten-year anniversary of the London bombings and an ongoing interdisciplinary project focusing upon Chelsea Manning and the politics of knowledge curation)
Grants and Awards
2018. NINEDTP ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship (£43, 218)
2017. Overseas Institutional Visit (ESRC, £3,250)
Three month visit with Prof. Alison Mountz, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, Canada.
2016. Postgraduate Conference Funding (Durham Geography, £500)
2014. Trevelyan College Research Travel Bursary (£500)
2013. ESRC 1+3 Research Funding (£72,754)
2009. Vice Chancellor's Award for Academic Excellence (£2000)
I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Prior to my Postdoctoral Fellowship, I was a Teaching Fellow in Political Geography and taught on the following courses:
- L1 Human Geography: Space and Place in a Changing World
- L1 Introduction to Geographical Methods
- L2 Social Research Methods
- L2 Political Geography
- L3 Power, Politics and Space (2017-2018, Convener)
- Hughes, S.M (Forthcoming). "After the Flight: The Dynamics of Refugee Settlement and Integration" Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle Upon Tyne. Journal of Refugee Studies
- Garnett, Philip & Hughes, Sarah M. (2019). Obfuscated democracy? Chelsea Manning and the politics of knowledge curation. Political Geography 68: 23-33.
- Hughes, S. M. & Forman, P. (2017). A Material Politics of Citizenship: the potential of circulating materials from UK Immigration Removal Centres. Citizenship Studies 21(6): 675-692.
- Closs Stephens, Angharad, Hughes, Sarah M., Schofield, Vanessa & Sumartojo, Shanti (2017). Atmospheric Memories: Affect and minor politics at the ten-year anniversary of the London bombings. Emotion, Space and Society 23: 44-51.
- Maestri, G. & Hughes, S. M. (2017). Contested Spaces of Citizenship: Camps, Borders and Urban Encounters. Citizenship Studies 21(6): 625-639.
- Hughes, S. M. (2016). Beyond intentionality: exploring creativity and resistance within a UK Immigration Removal Centre. Citizenship Studies 20(3-4): 427-443.
- Hughes, S. M & Garnett, P (2018). Chelsea Manning And The Challenges Of Working With (De)Classified Materials. Society & Space [online essay].