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Laura Shobiye

Research student

Laura Shobiye is a PhD research student in the School of Social Sciences exploring the learning experiences of forced migrant mothers in Wales. She is planning a mixed-methods study using secondary data analysis and longitudinal qualitative analysis.

Research interests

I am particularly interested in the social construction of asylum seekers and refugees in the UK , particularly gendered constructions. I will be exploring the role of learning and education in fostering social inclusion and integration of forced migrants.  My key areas of interest are:

  • forced migration
  • gender
  • education
  • social and cultural inclusion/social and cultural exclusion 
  • inequality

I am interested in collaborative research and my PhD is a collaborative project with the third sector organisation, Oasis Cardiff. I am also keen to explore visual and creative methods for supporting qualitative interviews where language skills may be a barrier to communication.

Learn more about my work by watching her prize winning 3 minute thesis (3MT) here.


Exploring the learning experiences of forced migrant mothers in Wales

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