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UCL Environment Institute: Migration Theme Public Lecture

UCL Environment Institute

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 from 18:00 to 19:30 (GMT)

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Asexual, apolitical beings: The construction of children's identities in the UK asylum system.

Professor Heaven Crawley, Swansea University

The title reflects a paper published a couple of years ago in Area and will build on similar

themes bringing in age assessment, asylum determination, detention and guardianship.

          Speaker Biography:

Heaven Crawley is Professor of International Migration and Director of the Centre for Migration

Policy Research (CMPR) at Swansea University. Heaven has undertaken research on asylum policy

and practice in the UK and Europe since 1994, initially as part of a PhD at the University of

Oxford and subsequently as head of asylum and immigration research at the UK Home Office

and as Associate Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr).


Heaven has written and published extensively on a wide range of asylum and immigration issues

including the causes of forced migration to Europe, gender issues in procedures for Refugee

Status Determination, public attitudes towards asylum and immigration issues and children’s

experiences of immigration controls, including detention, guardianship and the process of age

assessment. She is a founding member of the Refugee Women’s Legal Group which produced the

gender guidelines which were adopted by the UK Home Office in 2004 and author of Refugees

and Gender: Law and Process (2001).


Her recent publications include No Place for a Child: Children in UK Immigration Detention (Save

the Children 2005), When is a Child Not A Child? Asylum, Age Disputes and the Process of Age Assessment (ILPA 2007), Chance or Choice? Understanding Why Asylum Seekers Come to the U

K (Refugee Council 2010), Coping with Destitution: Survival and Livelihood Strategies of Refused

Asylum Seekers Living in the UK (Oxfam 2011) and Race Equality and Racism in Wales: An

Exploratory Study (Race Council Cymru 2012). Heaven has previously served as a specialist

adviser to the both the Home Affairs Committee and Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR)

and is currently serving as a specialist adviser to the JCHR for their inquiry into unaccompanied

migrant children. Heaven was recently conferred the title of Academician (AcSS) by the

Academy of Social Sciences in recognition of her contribution to the social sciences and to

evidence-based policy making.




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Roberts 106 Lecture Theatre
106 Torrington Pl
WC1E London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 from 18:00 to 19:30 (GMT)

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