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Lecturer in Human Geography
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Associate Professor in Law
Sharapov, K., & Mendel, J. (2018). Trafficking in Human Beings: Made and Cut to Measure? Anti-trafficking docufictions and the production of anti-trafficking truths. Cultural Sociology, 12(4), 540-560. doi:10.1177/1749975518788657
This paper responds to Gozdziak's (2015: 30) call to explore how the knowledge that informs public debates about human trafficking is generated. Media imagery and narratives p...
Botterill, K. (2018). Rethinking “community” relationally: Polish communities in Scotland before and after Brexit. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, doi:10.1111/tran.12249. ISSN 0020-2754
Community is a nebulous, contested concept in geography spanning research on social networks, encounters, mobilities, citizenship and belonging. However, its use as a discursi...
Stones, R., Lee, M., O'Reilly, K., & Botterill, K. (2018). One world is not enough: the structured phenomenology of lifestyle migrants in East Asia: One world is not enough. British Journal of Sociology, doi:10.1111/1468-4446.12357. ISSN 0007-1315
The paper is based on original empirical research into the lifestyle migration of European migrants, primarily British, to Thailand and Malaysia, and of Hong Kong Chinese migr...
Sharapov, K. (2017). Trafficking in Human Beings and the Informal Economy. In B. Heide Uhl, C. Rijken, & R. Piotrowicz (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Human TraffickingLondon, UK: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
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Botterill, K., Hopkins, P., & Sanghera, G. S. (2017). Young people’s everyday securities: pre-emptive and pro-active strategies toward ontological security in Scotland. Social and Cultural Geography, (1-20). doi:10.1080/14649365.2017.1346197. ISSN 1464-9365
This paper uses a framework of ‘ontological security’ to discuss the psycho-social strategies of self-securitization employed by ethnic and religious minority young people in ...
Hopkins, P., Botterill, K., Sanghera, G., & Arshad, R. (2017). Encountering Misrecognition: Being Mistaken for Being Muslim. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 107(4), (934-948). doi:10.1080/24694452.2016.1270192. ISSN 2469-4452
Exploring both debates about misrecognition and explorations of encounters, this paper focuses upon the experiences of ethnic and religious minority young people who are mista...
Botterill, K., Hopkins, P., Sanghera, G., & Arshad, R. (2016). Securing Disunion: young people’s nationalism, identities and (in)securities in the campaign for an independent Scotland. Political Geography, 55, (124-134). doi:10.1016/j.polgeo.2016.09.002. ISSN 0962-6298
This paper explores ethnic and religious minority youth perspectives of security and nationalism in Scotland during the independence campaign in 2014. We discuss how young pe...
Sharapov, K. (2016). Productive Ignorance: Assessing Public Understanding of Human Trafficking in Ukraine, Hungary and Great Britain. In P. Rigby, & M. Malloch (Eds.), Human Trafficking: The Complexities of Exploitation, 17-40. Edinburgh University Press. doi:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401128.003.0002
Focusing on three national case studies this chapter explores the comparative empirical data on public knowledge and understanding of human trafficking, examining the link bet...
Botterill, K. (2015). Discordant lifestyle mobilities in East Asia: privilege and precarity of British retirement in Thailand. Population, Space and Place, 23(5), (e2011). ISSN 1544-8444
This paper explores the lifestyle mobilities of British retirees in Thailand, drawing on empirical research conducted in 2012. Thailand is a host to a significant number of Br...
Mendel, J., & Sharapov, K. (2016). Human Trafficking and Online Networks: Policy, Analysis, and Ignorance. Antipode, 48(3), (665-684). doi:10.1111/anti.12213. ISSN 0066-4812
Dominant anti-trafficking policy discourses represent trafficking as an issue of crime, “illegal” migration, victimhood and humanitarianism. Such a narrow focus is not an adeq...
Sharapov, K. (2014). Giving us the ‘Biggest Bang for the Buck’ (or Not): Anti-trafficking government funding in Ukraine and the United Kingdom. Anti-trafficking review, 3, (16 - 40). ISSN 2286-7511
The focus of this paper is on government anti-trafficking policies and funding allocations in two case-study countries, Ukraine and the United Kingdom (UK). The paper discusse...
Botterill, K. (2014). Family and Mobility in Second Modernity: Polish Migrant Narratives of Individualization and Family Life. Sociology, 48(2), (233-250). doi:10.1177/0038038512474728. ISSN 0038-0385
This article revisits the individualization debate in the context of Polish migration to the UK. Drawing on empirical research with young Polish migrants in Scotland and Polan...