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 Amanda Schmid-Scott

Amanda Schmid-Scott

PhD Student


 Amory 360


Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK


My research focuses on the ways in which border control practices are enacted in the UK, with a particular focus on the intersections between bureaucracy and violence, as well as how such practices become contested within certain spaces.

Before embarking on my PhD, I worked for a charity in east London working with vulnerable migrants, and for a consultancy in Addis Ababa, with a focus on improving services aimed at the Somali refugee community.

I am funded by the ESRC and am a member of the University of Exeter Doctoral College and the South West Doctoral Training Centre and of the Space, Politics and Society research group.

Conference presentations:

2018 - 'Thresholds to precarity: an ethnography of a Home Office Reporting Centre', for Destitution Economies: Mapping Relations of Enforced Precarity, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, New Orleans.

2017 - 'Reimagining Violence: Everyday life in immigration detention', Neuchâtel Graduate Conference of Migration and Mobility Studies, NCCR-on the move, University of Neuchâtel.

2016 – ‘Civilised brutality?’, International Conference on Migration, Irregularisation and Activism, University of Malmö.

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