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William Golding JRF at Brasenose College and Leverhulme ECR Fellow at the Faculty of History

Academic background and previous positions

After serving for five years as a senior judge in the administrative branch of the French judiciary, specializing in immigration and asylum cases, I completed in 2019 a PhD in migration history at the University of Cambridge, where I was a Gates scholar. My dissertation consisted in a microhistory of migrants through the vantage point of one Paris tenement building over fifty years (1882-1932). Its revised version was published in 2022 in Routledge's Microhistories series under the title Neighbours of Passage and is now under contract for publication in French with Éditions La Découverte. Before coming to Oxford, I was a Global Fung Fellow at Princeton University.

Research interests

My research interests lie in the modern history of migration and refuge. I focus primarily on sociocultural identification dynamics and migrants' agency in norm-production, as well as issues around housing, gender, age, and climate change.

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