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Room: MB734
Phone:  0121 204 4416


Katie's research is situated in the field of critical citizenship studies. Her work is primarily concerned with critically interrogating the relationship between citizenship, noncitizenship and belonging. Her first book, published in 2013, examined national identity and post-national citizenship in the context of intra-EU migration. Since then she has published two edited volumes, Theorising Noncitizenship and Understanding Statelessness, and her research has also appeared in journals including Citizenship Studies, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and Ethnic and Racial Studies. Katie's current research concerns a) noncitizenship and statelessness following cross-borders surrogacy, and b) the embodied experience of noncitizenship across the life course. At the level of theory, Katie's work engages with the radical reconceptualisation of membership.

Research interests:

  • Citizenship, noncitizenship and statelessness
  • Ethics, practices and policies of migration and citizenship 
  • British immigration and citizenship policy
  • Methodologies which bridge normative theorising and empirical research

Teaching Activity

  • Migration, Borders and Belonging
  • Critical Debates in Society and Policy
  • Foundations in Qualitative Research (PG)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • HM Sociology
  • Immigration
  • Citizenship
  • Noncitizenship
  • Identity
  • Belonging
  • Membership
  • Statelessness


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