Monthly Archives: February 2014

Yes I’m British. Get used to it. Fast.

I honestly thought I was done. When I received my British citizenship last year, I thought I was finally done with immigration control and all the hoops I had to cross as a foreigner. I thought that after almost 15 … Continue reading

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This Academic Wears Pink

  There is an academic I know who has, for years, had issues with me. His negative comments were endless, and his derision and condescension palpable. I thought it was just me. That there was something seriously wrong with me … Continue reading

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Outside the Home Office #Setherfree

Because of the topic of my research, I spend a lot of my time reading about depressing things. Torture Abuse Guantanamo Yarl’s Wood Control Orders/TPIMS Belmarsh Denaturalisation Immigration Bill Indefinite Detention Torture Abuse It can be hard not to lose … Continue reading

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When the Big Door Closes- New Report on Detention of Women Asylum Seekers

On Monday, a new report by Women For Refugee Women detailing the conditions of female asylum detainees was released. The report consisted of interviews with 46 women about their experiences in Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre. ‘When the big door closed it … Continue reading

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