School of Social and Political Sciences
University of Glasgow
Adam Smith Building
Research title: Becoming a queer migrant in Kazakhstan
My PhD is funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council, through the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences, and is provisionally titled "Becoming a Queer Migrant in Kazakhstan: Choices, Pathways, Identities."
Through a participant-centred, participatory exploration of pre-movement queer migration decision-making with queer migrants and aspiring queer migrants in Kazakhstan, I aim to shed new light on queer migratory aspiration and destination choice not just in Kazakhstan but also across other countries and regions.
- Economic and Social Research Council 3.5 PhD Scholarship, 2022-2026
- Central Eurasian Studies Society Annual Conference
(September 2022) Napier, E., Conference Presentation:
“It's half being queer and half just wanting to leave:" Queer migration in Kazakhstan
- Top-Up Programme 2022-23
'Scotland' and 'Energy' courses
- Central Eurasian Studies Association, Student Member
Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Programme IMCEERES:
- International Master (IntM) Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, University of Glasgow (2022)
- Master of Arts (MA) Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, University of Tartu, Estonia (2022)
- Master (M) International Relations, KIMEP University, Kazakhstan
- MA(Hons) Central and East European Studies and Russian Language, University of Glasgow (2022)
My professional background is wide and varied, including stints as a bus driver, police officer, chauffeur, library assistant, and two years as a full member of the University's highest governing body, the University Court.