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Erika Herrera Rosales

I was awarded my PhD in Sociology, funded by the Chancellor’s International Scholarship. Also, I am currently an Associate Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Warwick. I hold an MA with Distinction in Social and Political Thought from the University of Sussex, and a BA in Sociology from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) from which I received the highest honour.

My research focuses on the consequences of humanitarian organisations in the Global South. I am especially interested in understanding the discourses and practices that probe instances of victimhood, punitiveness and migration deterrence. Drawing from semi-structured interviews and documents, my research aimed at connecting migrants' experiences with humanitarian governance and broader social structures.

Before starting my postgraduate studies, I participated with different NGOs that engaged with refugees, asylum-seekers as well as on topics of democratisation and education in Mexico City. I have worked as an assistant researcher at public universities and national institutions.

My doctoral research is supervised by Gurminder Bhambra and Anastasia Chamberlen.



SO112 – International Perspectives of Gender (Module convenor)

SO261 – Gender and violence (Module convenor)

SO122 – Sociology of Race

SO116 – Sociology of Gender


SO129 – Criminologies: theories and concepts

SO116 – Sociology of Gender


SO122 – Race and the Making of the modern world


Erika Herrera Rosales