Rachel Humphris is a DPhil candidate at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology. Her main research interests include new migrants and their relationships with front line public services providers within the context of changing legal and welfare structures. Her doctoral research focuses on how new migrants from Eastern Europe (including Roma) establish themselves in diverse urban areas in the UK, examining everyday encounters, transnational connections and belonging.
Rachel holds an MPhil in Migration Studies from Oxford University. She has also worked as a research assistant for The Department of International Development, Oxford University; COMPAS, Oxford University; Fundamental Rights Agency, Vienna; and as a researcher for the Foundation for Initiatives and Studies on Multi-Ethnicity, Milan. Previously, she worked as a researcher and journalist in corporate communications and corporate social responsibility.
Stay at MPI-MMG:
May - June 2014