Juliette Frontier

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Migration Studies (2021 cohort)


My research interests centre on the relationship between the French state, grassroots organisations and refugees since 1945. I specifically focus on mutual aid projects and refugee-led initiatives that have been shaped by non-state – refugee collaboration. I hope to investigate the historical precedents of such relationships to ask: are more egalitarian and democratic forms of humanitarianism possible?

I graduated from the University of East Anglia with a BA in History in 2020. I am currently co-editor for Refugee History (refugeehistory.org), and before starting my MSc in Refugee Studies, I was a research assistant with Prof. Desmond King examining racial-ethnic legacies on migration and asylum. I have previously worked with grassroots organisations in Northern France.