Miss Sarah M. Hughes, BA (Hons) MA AFHEA
I am a PhD candidate in Human Geography, funded by the ESRC. Prior to beginning my PhD, I worked for Amnesty International UK and The Lullaby Trust and also volunteered with Detention Action and Kent Refugee Help. I completed a Masters in Research Methods at Durham University in 2013.
Current Research (2013-2017 ESRC Awarded Project)
PhD: Conceptualising creativity and resistance within the UK's asylum system.
My current research explores resistance within the UK asylum's system. In particular, I focus upon those within Immigration Removal Centres, and dispersed asylum-seekers in Tyneside. I ask what an attention to the creative can bring to understandings of resistance within such sites of waiting.
Grants and Awards
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 an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Tutoring and Demonstrating
- L1 Human Geography: Space and Place in a Changing World
- L1 Introduction to Geographical Methods
- L2 Social Research Methods
- L2 Political Geography
- L3 Politics Space: Drawing Lines, Writing the World.
- 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.