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Hannah Morgan

Research Postgraduate (PhD)

Research Postgraduate (PhD) in the Department of Geography


My PhD explores the role that smartphones now play in the everyday lives of asylum seekers in the UK. I'm interested in how everyday smartphone practices mediate the spatio-temporal experience of waiting within the asylum system. Mobilizing an intersectional feminist approach to research within digital geographies, I explore the everyday, intimate, and affective digtial encounters with the state (and beyond) that asylum seekers now expereince through the smartphone screen.

I use ethnographic methods informed by participatory action research. 

I am also a PGR representative for the RGS Digital Geographies Research Group. We run a ‘Digital Shorts’ YouTube channel where ECRs and PGRs can get there work out there in a visual, interactive format. For any enquiries about contributions just send me an email. You can see the channel and its current contributions here: