I am an Assistant Professor in Political Theory at the University of Essex, where I focus on what types of immigration control are justified. For example, I consider whether states act ethically in paying refugees to repatriate, or deporting refugees no longer requiring asylum. To address these questions, I consider the broader philosophical questions of what coercion is and when consent is neccessary.
In additional to philosophical research, I have conducted empirical fieldwork in South Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Thailand, interviewing 162 former refugees and migrants who had repatriated from Israel. Based on this data, the majority who returned from Israel to South Sudan were displaced after returning, and 5% died within two years.
Prior to working at Essex, I was an Assistant Professor at Newcastle University, and completed my PhD at the London School of Economics in August 2016.