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Ms Amy Batley

Ms Amy Batley

PhD Candidate, Department of Architecture, Centre for Urban Conflicts Research, University of Cambridge


Biography:

Amy is a PhD student in the Centre for Urban Conflicts Research, researching how urban spaces are implicated by terrorism. She is specifically interested in how the concepts of security, community and memory arise and are challenged within urban spaces, particularly in the cities of Manchester, London and Paris. More broadly, Amy is motivated by questions of cohabition, tolerance and urban identity amidst high levels of urbanisation and intra-urban migration.

Amy graduated from Durham University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and a certificate in Politics, before completing her Master's of Philosophy in Architecture and Urban Studies in Department of Architecture at Cambridge in June 2017. Her Master's thesis is entitled: 'Terrorised Cities: Urban Response and Preparation in the (Re-)Creation of Terrorism'.

Research Interests

Amy is interested in the securitisation of migration amidst heightened concern about terrorism and political violence.