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Leonie Ansems de Vries is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at King’s College London and Chair of the Migration Research Group. She is the author of Re-Imagining a Politics of Life: From Governance of Order to Politics of Movement (2014). From 2015-2017, Leonie led the collaborative research project ‘Documenting the Humanitarian Migration Crisis in the Mediterranean’, which examined the effects of migration management practices on people seeking protection. She has also conducted policy research on legal pathways to protection and led the academic/artistic projects ‘We are in between’ and 'Migrant Voices in London'. Her research has appeared in journals such as Review of International Studies, International Political Sociology, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space and the Journal for Ethnic and Migration Studies. She has also written a series of articles on the migration ‘crisis’ for openDemocracy.


Politics of exhaustion; the relationship between migration management practices and migrant struggles for mobility; Legal pathways to protection; Collaborative and arts-based methodologies in migration research.

Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Department of War Studies, King's College London
Dr Leonie  Ansems de Vries

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