Natasha Saunders

Lecturer in International Relations & International Political Theory

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Pillars: rights and ethics; environment and migration

Keywords: forced migration; human rights; citizenship; protest and resistance; responsibility; justice


Natasha completed an ESRC-funded PhD in International Relations in the School in 2015, and joined the School as a Lecturer in January 2017. Her research sits at the intersection of global politics and political theory, focusing on contemporary social and political thought as a framework for analysing pressing global issues around rights and justice. Natasha has a particular interest in forced migration, borders and citizenship, and how the activism of irregularised migrants both challenges and constructs forms of belonging in contemporary politics. While primarily theoretical, her work draws substantively on the history and development of international and regional law and governance of migration, including International Refugee Law and International Human Rights Law.


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