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Miss Kate Ferguson

Who: Miss Kate Ferguson

What: Postgraduate researcher

Where: School of History

The current refugee crisis is the result of a Europe-wide dehumanisation of "migrants" and the British Government’s reluctance to help is the product of identity-based prejudice, according to researcher Kate Ferguson.

Prof Lyndsey Stonebridge

Who: Prof Lyndsey Stonebridge

What: Professor of Modern Literature and History

Where: School of History

Prof Stonebridge is currently finishing a book on the refugee crises of the 20th Century and how they featured in literature, culture and intellectual work, particularly in relation to the development of post-war rights. She is also editing a book on contemporary refugee writing and its cultural and historical significance.

Dr Becky Taylor

Who: Dr Becky Taylor

What: Reader in Modern History

Where: School of History

Dr Becky Taylor says it is time for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and national governments to re-visit some of the characteristics of previous refugee crises and relief operations and to "re-engage with the principle of burden sharing, international co-operation and refugee rights".

Ms Juliette Harkin

Who: Ms Juliette Harkin

What: Postgraduate researcher

Where: School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies

A researcher from the University of East Anglia says media outlets were right to name and publish photos of Aylan Kurdi, the young Syrian boy who drowned while trying to reach Greece with his family.

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