Award of Hardiman PhD scholarship

Jun 06 2019 Posted: 10:25 IST




Niamh Keady-Tabbal will begin her doctoral research in September 2019 as a Hardiman Scholar under the supervision of Prof Siobhan Mullally. Her research explores how the EU-Turkey Agreement has shaped asylum policy and practice on the Aegean Islands in Greece. It focuses on the exclusionary role played by ‘vulnerability’ assessments by exploring the impact intersecting discourse on humanitarianism and border security have had on access to asylum seeking. After graduating from Trinity College Dublin with a BA in Middle Eastern Studies and French, Niamh worked with a range of NGOs supporting refugees and asylum seekers in camps across Greece. She is currently completing an LLM in International Human Rights Law at the Irish Centre for Human Rights.