About me

I am a PhD Candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); and an Associate Study Adviser for LSE LIFE. My LSE profile can be found here.

In my research I use interdisciplinary approaches to explore the discourses, politics and practices of helping the suffering / vulnerable ‘other’ in international society.

My doctoral research focuses on international responses to mass atrocities and interrogates the combination of penal and humanitarian sensibilities at the heart of international justice-making. 

I have written on the ongoing and co-constitutive relationship between international refugee protection and international society. My research, published in the Review of International Studies, demonstrates that the figure of the refugee is foundational to the constitution of both modern international society and its agent, the sovereign territorial state.

I am a co-editor of Millennium‘s volume 50; co-organiser of the Doing IPS PhD Seminar Series; and co-founder of the LSE Women’s PhD Network. Find out more about my academic responsibilities and advocacy here.

I hold a double master’s degree in International Affairs from Sciences Po Paris and LSE; and a double bachelor’s degree in social sciences and philosophy from Sciences Po Paris and Paris IV (La Sorbonne). Prior to starting my doctoral studies, I spent a year in Taiwan teaching French to high school and university students.