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Biography

I took up the post of Research Fellow: asylum and migration (children and family wellbeing) in the Centre for Applied Childhood, Youth and Family Research, at the University of Huddersfield in September 2015. I also work as a practitioner manager at WomenCentre, Calderdale and Kirklees developing collaborative and participatory services and projects with women seeking asylum, refugees and new migrants. I was awarded a PhD for my thesis entitled "Challenging dominant narratives: Stories of women seeking asylum" (ESRC funded) in February 2015. My research interests centre broadly on the areas of migration, asylum and refugee studies. This includes contesting the inequalities and injustices that coincide with asylum and immigration policies and practices.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • The well-being of women, children and families
  • Construction of narratives, including dominant narratives as they intersect with the stories of women and children
  • Constructions of vulnerability
  • The politics of vulnerability in relation to migration
  • Theories and practices of resistance

Research Degree Supervision

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narrative Social Sciences
asylum seeker Social Sciences
refugee Social Sciences
vulnerability Social Sciences
experience Social Sciences
asylum policy Social Sciences
discrimination Social Sciences
migrant Social Sciences

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Research Output 2006 2018

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Forced Migrants and Asylum Seekers: Multiple Discriminations

Koko, G., Monro, S. & Smith, K. 21 May 2018 Queer in Africa: LGBTQI Identities, Citizenship, and Activism. Matebeni, Z., Monro, S. & Reddy, V. (eds.). Routledge, (Routledge Advances in Critical Diversities)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

asylum seeker
discrimination
migrant
intersectionality
migration
refugee
asylum policy
vulnerability
narrative
resettlement

Feminist Narrative Research: Opportunities and Challenges

Woodiwiss, J. (ed.), Smith, K. (ed.) & Lockwood, K. (ed.) 6 Aug 2017 London: Palgrave Macmillan UK. 248 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

narrative
women's studies
motherhood
sexual violence
research method

Introduction: Doing Feminist Narrative Research

Woodiwiss, J., Smith, K. & Lockwood, K. 6 Aug 2017 Feminist Narrative Research: Opportunities and Challenges. Woodiwiss, J., Smith, K. & Lockwood, K. (eds.). London: Palgrave Macmillan UK, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

narrative

Moving Forward: Opportunities and Challenges

Lockwood, K., Smith, K. & Woodiwiss, J. 6 Aug 2017 Feminist Narrative Research: Opportunities and Challenges. Woodiwiss, J., Smith, K. & Lockwood, K. (eds.). London: Palgrave Macmillan UK, p. 207-211 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

narrative
reflexivity
transparency
abuse
examination

Activities 2010 2018

Children's Rights and Asylum Housing

Smith, K. (Invited speaker)
24 Feb 2018

Activity: Invited talk

'Vulnerability’: Rethinking Stories about ‘the Refugee’

Smith, K. (Speaker)
4 Apr 2017

Activity: Oral presentation

G4S & Body-Worn Video Cameras – Call for Evidence

Smith, K. (Consultant)
Aug 2017

Activity: Consultancy