Jenny Allsopp is currently working with Dr Elaine Chase and Professor Robert Walker (Department of Social Policy and Intervention) and Dr Nando Sigona (University of Birmingham) on the research project 'In protracted limbo: transitions to adulthood and life trajectories of former unaccompanied migrant children in Europe'. Her recent research, published as an RSC Working Paper, focused on the politics of protection and criminalisation of solidarity with irregular migrants in France. Her broader research interests include: citizenship, identity and belonging, the politics of protection in France, child and youth migration and European asylum policy.
Prior to joining the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, Jenny worked for the national charity Student Action for Refugees, during which time she advocated for educational rights for asylum seekers and refugees and for the reform of policies that leave asylum seekers in destitution. She has worked with asylum seekers and refugees across a range of settings, including as a youth work volunteer at Asylum Welcome and a coordinator for writing workshops with migrants in detention.
Jenny is a regular contributor to openDemocracy 50.50 and a Commissioning Editor for the site’s migration dialogue, People on the Move. She is also a Commissioning Editor for French-speaking authors for the Our Africa dialogue. She holds an MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies and an MA in Modern Languages from the University of Oxford.
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