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Elsa T. Oommen


Hi, I am a doctoral researcher at the Department of Sociology, University of Warwick. I submitted my doctoral thesis in September 2017 and have successfully passed my viva voce examination in January 2018.

In my thesis, I argued that the construction of 'mobile subjects' on the Tier-5 YMS of contemporary Points-Based System of UK immigration must be analysed through 'hierarchies of privilege', that are shaped along nationality, 'race', gender, class and historic-colonial links between participating countries and the UK.

My doctoral thesis is titled 'Migration for ‘work and play’: Hierarchies of privilege among Youth Mobility Scheme participants in London'. My doctoral project was funded by the Warwick Chancellor's International Scholarship.

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