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Lucy Mayblin is an ESRC funded 2nd year PhD student in the Department of Sociology here at the University of Warwick. Her research interests are in the area of political and historical sociology. Specifically: colonialism, postcolonialism, human rights, asylum, immigration, and citizenship.

Lucy's doctoral research takes a historical institutionalist perspective in analysing current British asylum and refugee policies. Through an institutional orders approach adapted from US political science, the project seeks to investigate the link between Atlantic slavery, British colonialism and decolonisation as driving forces in attitudes towards immigrants, minorities and ‘others’ from outside of Europe, with particular reference to politics and policy making on asylum.