Rachel Pougnet

Dr Rachel Pougnet

Miss, LLM, MSc, PhD

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Rachel is a Teaching Associate at the University of Bristol Law School, where she teaches Constitutional Rigths and British Immigration Nationality and Citizenship.

She specialises in Citizenship Studies, (Comparative) Public Law and Human Rights. Her research interrogates the deep nexus between Citizenship, Constitutions, and the regulation of violence. She is currently writing a book with Cambridge University Press from her PhD thesis on citizenship deprivation and national security in France and the UK. Her book, 'Citizenship Deprivation, National Security and the Constitutional State: The Politics of Un-Belonging', is to be published in 2024.

Rachel has a PhD from the University of Bristol, and holds an MSc as well as an LLM in International Law from the Sorbonne University in Paris 1.

In 2020-2021 she was Principle Investigator (ESRC postdoctoral fellow, Senior Research Associate) on a  ‘Knowledge Exchange Partnership’ with the European Network on Statelessness (ENS)(http://www.bristol.ac.uk/law/research/centres/hric/themes/citizenship-deprivation/)

Rachel is currently also a Research Associate at the University of Manchester. She is part of the ‘RIPPLES’ project which is funded by the Norwegian Research Council and led by Professor Chris Thornhill in the UK.  This project examines regulatory responses to acts of terrorist violence, with specific focus on the impact of terrorist attacks on welfare provisions.




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