I am a political geographer and associate professor teaching across international relations and conflict resolution and governance, with a PhD from SOAS, University of London.
I specialise in the intersection of humanitarian intervention, border controls and mobility injustice working on what I term 'humanitarian borderwork' that builds on previous research into humanitarianism, border policing and the political sociologies of walls, fences and security barriers.
More recently I have been researching the role of race and racism in humanitarianism and the possibilities for decolonisation.
My work therefore broadly sits in the borderlands between Political Geography, International Political Sociology, and Critical Security/Humanitarianism Studies with a regional expertise focused on the Mediterranean, specifically Greece, and the Middle East.
Author of Humanitarian Borders: Unequal Mobility and Saving Lives (Verso). Winner of the International Political Sociology Book Award 2023.
Eur-Asian BorderLab (Horizon Europe Twinning Programme)
EMiC - Externalizing Migration Control (Swedish Research Council)
Polly Pallister-Wilkins (2011) 'The Separation Wall: A Symbol of Power and a Site of Resistance?' Antipode 43(5): 1851-1882.