Sarah Linn’s academic background is grounded in history, politics, urban studies, and international development. Her research draws on these areas, producing interdisciplinary, feminist work which seeks to foreground the perspectives and experiences of marginal groups, particularly forced migrants.
She completed a BA in International History and Politics at the University of Leeds followed by five years working in fundraising and management in the charitable sector. She returned to her studies to complete a first-class MA in International Development and Planning at the University of Sheffield.
Over the past six years, Sarah has worked with, and studied, refugee communities in the UK, Lebanon, and Jordan. She has recently completed her ESRC funded PhD with the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield, which examined the socio-spatial experiences of self-settled Syrian refugee women in Amman and Beirut. She has published aspects of her work in academic journals and periodicals and has volunteered with several refugee organisations in the UK.
Thesis: Intersectional Identities, Space and Security: Syrian Refugee Women in Amman and Beirut (2020)
Article: ‘Women refugees, leisure space and the city‘, Forced Migration Review 63 (2020)
Article: ‘Solicited diary methods with urban refugee women: Ethical and practical considerations‘, Area (2021)
AHCB blog posts
“Refugee-background young people and museums: Examining the literature” with Caitlin Nunn and Olivia Hall (October 2021)