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Tomas Wallenius receives Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship

Wallenius receives a fellowship for his research project entitled “Citizens and Aliens. Decolonisation and the Origins of the European Migration Order”.

Tomas Wallenius, Departmental Lecturer in International Relations at the DPIR has received a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship in International Relations. The award granted by the Leverhulme Trust in the 2019 cohort will allow Dr Wallenius to work on a new research project entitled “Citizens and Aliens. Decolonisation and the Origins of the European Migration Order”.

With migration one of the key political questions of our time, his project will investigate contested visions of citizenship and the right of movement in the era of decolonisation. The grant enables Dr Wallenius to explore in a historical context the questions of who has the right to live in Britain and Europe and ultimately provide a fresh viewpoint on the boundaries of the imagined political communities our contemporary world is divided into. 

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships are intended to support early career academics to undertake a significant piece of publishable research. Dr Wallenius said "I am honoured and delighted by the Trust's decision to support my research. I look forward to working on a dimension of international order that has been less explored, yet very unequally affects the daily lives of us all." 

Tomas Wallenius is Departmental Lecturer in International Relations