Alex Fusco – Alex is a PhD researcher working on exclusion and inclusion in refugee/migrant camps in Greece and Italy. He is supervised by Dr Tahir Zaman and Professor Michael Collyer. During the current academic year 2019-2020, he is undertaking fieldwork in Greece.
Josie Jolley – graduating first in her year and as the inaugural winner of the Dr MacQuitty Prize for the Arts and Humanities (2018), Josie continues to study with the Sussex Geography Department as an ESRC funded student. Her work currently focuses on the creative emergence of being and space in application to the examination of homelessness. Supervisors: Professor Divya Tolia-Kelly and Dr Simon Rycroft.
Georg McCutcheon – is currently reading an MA in Global Political Economy at the University of Sussex with a particular research focus on historical materialist global political economy, the politics of the Middle East and the interrelation between the environment, resources and security. In 2019, he graduated with a First Class honours degree in Politics and International Relations and was the recipient of the 2019 ‘Gladstone Memorial Prize’.
The 2017-2018 Editorial Team
Matthew Clark graduated with a First Class honours in BA Anthropology at the University of Sussex and won the ‘Anthropology Prize’ for the ‘Best Academic Performance Over Two Years’. Matthew is starting an MA in the Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation this September at the same institution, in order to pursue research interests that focus on how macro socio-economic development initiatives are experienced ‘on the ground’.
Elizabeth Beckmann is a recent graduate of Anthropology at the University of Sussex and is about to embark on a MA in the Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation. Through the academic lens of anthropology, her main fields of interest include gender and sexuality studies with a particular focus on masculinities.
Lauren Hyatt served as a Geography student representative for the years 2014/15 and again in 2016/17, taking a break in 2015/16 to fill the role of the Geography Society secretary. In July 2017 Lauren received a BSc honors degree in Geography from the School of Global Studies and is now an Environmental Law Masters student in the School of Law, Sociology, and Politics. Her research interests include Environmental Management, Energy Law, and Climate Change Law.
Charlie Swope is a current third year student studying BA Geography and International Development at the University of Sussex. As a member of the core team for the Corbis Global Health and Development Conference – which aims to inspire both students and professionals to further pursue careers in these fields – Charlotte is passionate about helping others to reach their goals. She hopes to utilise the skills acquired through this experience and her studies to pursue a career in humanitarian work.
Kieran Wilkie is currently studying towards his MA in Poverty and Development at the Institute of Development Studies, pursuing his research interests on the effectiveness of poverty reduction strategies in improving small-scale agriculture in rural communities. He graduated with a First Class honours degree in Economics and International Development from the University of Sussex.
Lora Cracknell is a third year undergraduate student of International Development within the School of Global Studies. With a desire to understand the complexities of health inequalities in a globalised world, Lora hopes to receive a place at Brighton and Sussex Medical School to gain an MSc in Global Health in 2018. Her most recent essay explored the extent to which structural violence persists within the health sector.
Ross Brittain gained a First Class honours in BA Sociology and International Development from the University of Sussex and this September is starting an MA in Conflict, Security and Development. Ross’ particular research interests focus on nationalism and ethnic studies which arise out of his hope to understand and repair divisions between communities.
Joana Perrone is a recent graduate of International Relations at the University of Sussex and is now studying an MA in ‘Women’s Studies’ at the University of Oxford. Her main areas of interest are gender-based violence, practices of resistance and feminist philosophy.
Chloe Taylor-Gee recently graduated from the University of Sussex with a First Class honours in BA International Relations and Spanish. Chloe spent a year studying Political Science at Universidad de Granada, in Granada, Spain, where she became fluent in Spanish and further developed her passion for feminist studies. On returning to England, Chloe finished her undergraduate degree, focusing in particular on the gendered dynamics of international and domestic conflict. Chloe is soon to continue at the University of Sussex studying an MA in Gender, Violence and Conflict.