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Leonie Ansems de Vries

Vice Chair

Leonie Ansems de Vries is a Reader in International Politics at King’s College London, Chair of the Migration Research Group and Director of the King’s Sanctuary Programme. She is also the Co-chair of the Higher Education Humanitarian Group Her work combines research on migration, borders and the politics of violence with practical action and policy development on safe pathways, including through community-led welcome schemes. She is the author of Re-Imagining a Politics of Life: From Governance of Order to Politics of Movement (Rowman and Littlefield International, 2014). Her forthcoming book, Politics of Exhaustion (Bristol University Press, 2024) examines the ways in which exhaustion is employed as a tool of governance to control people forced to move and how it is endured and resisted as a lived experience.

Leonie Ansems de Vries
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