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Jennifer Allsopp

Jennifer Allsopp

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, SOAS

Jennifer Allsopp is a writer, policy analyst and researcher working on migration, asylum, gender, democracy and social policy. She has worked with NGOs and at the universities of Oxford, Exeter, Birmingham and Queen Mary's and with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). She recently co-authored a study for the European Parliament on the EU’s Home Affairs agencies, anti-smuggling policies and the criminalization of humanitarian assistance to refugees, and a book, Policing Humanitarianism: EU Anti-Smuggling Policies and their Impact on Civil Society, forthcoming with Hart. Jennifer is currently completing a PhD at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford as part of the Becoming Adult research project on EU policies on unaccompanied minors and the nexus between asylum, immigration and welfare policies. She is also working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at SOAS University of London with the Migration Leadership Team. Jennifer worked as a Commissioning Editor at openDemocracy 50.50 between 2011 and 2017, facilitating the People on the Move migration platform (2011-2017) and series including 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence (2012), Unlocking Detention (2014-15) and working with francophone activists for Our Africa (2012-14). She reported from numerous international feminist gatherings including for the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (2015) and the Nobel Women's Initiative (2012, 2015, 2017).


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