Jennifer Allsopp

Jennifer Allsopp is a DPhil student funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Her research is part of a larger comparative research project on the trajectories and wellbeing of young people subject to immigration control in Europe, led by Dr Elaine Chase (University of Oxford) and Dr Nando Sigona (University of Birmingham). Jennifer previously completed an MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration in the Department of International Development, also at the University of Oxford. 


Jennifer's research explores the experiences of unaccompanied young migrants and refugees who are subject to immigration control in Italy and England. Prior to beginning her DPhil she worked on a number of research projects at the universities of Exeter, Birmingham and Oxford and at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) including on asylum appeals, gender, poverty, youth migration and EU immigration policy. She has also worked with a range of refugee and migrant organisations and is a regular contributor and commissioning editor focusing on gender and equality at openDemocracy 50.50.

  • Allsopp, Jennifer (2017 ) "Aggressor, Victim, Soldier, Dad: Intersecting Masculinities in the European ‘Refugee Crisis'", Freedman, Jane, Kivilcim, Zeynep and Özgür Baklacıoğlu, Nurcan ed.,A Gendered Approach to the Syrian Refugee Crisis. London: Routledge
  • Carrera, Sergio; Guild, Elspeth; Aliverti, Ana; Allsopp, Jennifer; Manieri, Maria Giovanna and LeVoy, Michele with Mirja Gutheil and Aurelie Heetman (2016)Fit for purpose? The Facilitation Directive and the criminalisation of humanitarian assistance to irregular migrants. Brussels: CEPS
  • Allsopp, Jennifer (2016) " The European Facilitation Directive and the Criminalisation of Humanitarian Assistance to Irregular Migrants: Measuring the Impact on the Whole Community", Carrera, Sergio and Guild, Elspeth ed.,Irregular Migration, Trafficking and Smuggling in Human Beings. Brussels: CEPS, 47-57
  • Allsopp, Jennifer and Manieri, Maria Giovanna (2016) "The EU Anti-Smuggling Framework: Direct and in-direct effects on the provision of humanitarian assistance to irregular migrants", Carrera, Sergio and Guild, Elspeth ed.,Irregular Migration, Trafficking and Smuggling in Human Beings. Brussels: CEPS, 81-93
  • Gill, Nick; Rotter, Rebecca; Burridge, Andrew; Allsopp, Jennifer and Griffiths, Melanie (2016) "Linguistic incomprehension in British asylum appeal hearings", Anthropology Today 32: 2 18-21. doi: 10.1111/1467-8322.12240
  • Gill, Nick; Rotter, Rebbeca; Burridge, Andrew; Griffiths, Melanie and Allsopp, Jennifer (2015) "Inconsistency in asylum appeal adjudication", Forced Migration Review 50 52-54
  • Allsopp, Jennifer; Chase, Elaine and Mitchell, Mary (2014) "The Tactics of Time and Status: Young people's experiences of building futures while subject to immigration control", Journal of Refugee Studies   . doi: 10.1093/jrs/feu031. URL:
  • Allsopp, Jennifer; Sigona, Nando and Phillimore, Jenny. (2014) "Poverty among refugees and asylum seekers in the UK", IRiS WP Series 01: 14 . URL:
  • Chase, Elaine and Allsopp, Jennifer (2013) "‘Future Citizens of the world’?: The contested futures of independent young migrants in Europe.", Refugee Studies Centre Working Paper Series  97 . URL:
  • Allsopp, Jennifer (2012) "Contesting fraternité: vulnerable migrants and the politics of protection in contemporary France ", Refugee Studies Centre Working Paper Series 82: 12 . URL:
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