Lecturer, University of Birmingham | Associate Researcher, University of Oxford

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Thanks for visiting my website and your interest in my work. This website brings together my research, publications, blog writing, and other engagements.

My research centers on the intersection between migration, globalization and urbanization to understand social inequalities. I primarily employ qualitative analysis that engages theories and debates in social policy, critical urbanism and migration studies. Much of my work is inherently interdisciplinary, cutting across research in anthropology, public policy, geography, politics and sociology.

My current research project is called ‘Welcoming Cities? Understanding Sanctuary in Securitized States’ and explores how ‘sanctuary cities’ operate in Canada, USA and the UK.

I have also written a book based on my doctoral research with Romanian Roma migrants and front line workers in the UK. It is called ‘Home-land: Romanian Roma, domestic spaces and the state‘ and was published with University of Bristol Press.

You can contact me on r.humphris@bham.ac.uk or follow me on twitter @rachel_humphris