Visiting scholar to the project: Leila Whitley (1 April – 31 May, Utrecht)

Leila is a Visiting Researcher at Utrecht from 1 April -31 May 2017 and is hosted by Professor Sandra Ponzanesi.

While at Utrecht, Leila will be working on her monograph, provisionally titled More Than a Line: Borders as Embodied Sites, which draws from work she completed during her PhD forward to explore the ways in which nation state borders address embodied populations, and how bodies become borders. Leila will present her work on “Migrant Figures: Discourse, Policy and Racialised Bodies” to our team on 9th of May.

Biography Leila Whitley

Leila Whitley is a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Konstanz. Previously, she worked at the Centre for Feminist Research, Goldsmiths, University of London, where she also completed her PhD under the supervision of Professor Sara Ahmed. Her current research project, “Migrant Figures: Discourse, Policy and Racialised Bodies” looks at the production of the figure of the migrant in the context of Europe, drawing on feminist and critical race theory to work through the ways in which concepts of gender, race and nation are brought together in the construction of borders and national belonging.