Dr Dan Fisher

  • Research Associate (Centre for Public Policy)

Biography

Dr Dan Fisher is a political geographer with an interest in borders, processes of asylum determination and refugee integration. His recent work explores the governance practices of refugee integration and the decision-making processes of forced migrants. As part of his previous role with the UNESCO Chair for Refugee Integration through the Languages and the Arts, Dan worked on an evaluation of Scotland’s ‘New Scots Refugee Integration Strategy’. His current work also includes analysing judicial determinations of asylum appeals.

Dan has engaged widely with the policy community, particularly through his work assisting the drafting the third iteration of the New Scots Strategy. He has also co-organised numerous stakeholder engagement events concerning refugee integration in Scotland, published open access research reports (including a report on asylum appeals in the UK with the Public Law Project), and contributed research to Scottish Parliament debates and the UK Government's Home Affairs Committee's Inquiry into Immigration Detention in the UK. He is also a regular participant at the Scottish Government's Cross-Party Working Group on Migration.

Prior to joining the University of Glasgow, Dan was employed at the James Hutton Institute, where he conducted research on the challenges of implementing socially inclusive Green Infrastructure in the United Kingdom. He has also worked at the University of Exeter, where he researched asylum appeal proceedings in Europe as part of the ASYFAIR project (led by Professor Nick Gill).

Dan completed his PhD at the University of Edinburgh. His thesis critically engaged assemblage theory as a means of prising open the everyday workings (and failings) of border control. Ethnographic data from field sites in Spain, Morrocco and the UK were used to trace performances of border control and tactics of resistance.

Publications

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Number of items: 16.

2023

Fisher, D. X. and Hughes, S. M. (2023) The material politics of asylum support: speed, intimacy, and confusion. In: Le Louvier, K. and Hough, K. L. (eds.) UK Borderscapes: Sites of Enforcement and Resistance. Series: Routledge Borderlands Studies. Routledge. ISBN 9781032395500

Fisher, D. X., Hunter, S., Qadir, S. and Phipps, A. (2023) Towards two-way integration: a comparative review of refugee integration strategies. In: Le Louvier, K. and Hough, K. L. (eds.) UK Borderscapes: Sites of Enforcement and Resistance. Routledge. ISBN 9781032395487 (doi: 10.4324/9781003350255-4)

2022

Phipps, A. , Aldegheri, E. and Fisher, D. (2022) The New Scots Refugee Integration Strategy: a report on the local and international dimensions of integrating refugees in Scotland. Project Report. University of Glasgow.

Gill, N., Hoellerer, N., Allsop, J., Burridge, A., Fisher, D., Griffiths, M., Hambly, J., Paszkiewicz, N., Rotter, R. and Vianelli, L. (2022) Rethinking commonality in refugee status determination in Europe: legal geographies of asylum appeals. Political Geography, 98, 102686. (doi: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2022.102686)

Irvine, K. N., Fisher, D., Marselle, M. R., Currie, M., Colley, K. and Warber, S. L. (2022) Social isolation in older adults: a qualitative study on the social dimensions of group outdoor health walks. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(9), 5353. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph19095353) (PMID:35564752) (PMCID:PMC9103571)

Fisher, D., Gill, N. and Paszkiewicz, N. (2022) To fail an asylum seeker: time, space and legal events. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 40(1), pp. 21-40. (doi: 10.1177/02637758211032623)

2021

Fisher, D., Blackstock, K. and Irvine, K. (2021) “It’s on the ‘nice to have’ pile”: Potential principles to improve the implementation of socially inclusive Green Infrastructure. AMBIO, 50(8), pp. 1574-1586. (doi: 10.1007/s13280-020-01372-2) (PMID:32997324) (PMCID:PMC7525230)

Fisher, D., Blackstock, K. and Irvine, K. (2021) Making Green Infrastructure Socially Inclusive: Principles and Challenges. Project Report. SEFARI.

Gill, N., Allsopp, J., Burridge, A., Fisher, D., Griffiths, M., Paszkiewicz, N. and Rotter, R. (2021) The tribunal atmosphere: On qualitative barriers to access to justice. Geoforum, 119, pp. 61-71. (doi: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2020.11.002)

2020

Gill, N., Allsopp, J., Burridge, A., Fisher, D., Griffiths, M., Hambly, J., Hynes, J., Paszkiewicz, N., Rotter, R. and Schmid-Scott, A. (2020) Experiencing Asylum Appeals: 34 Ways to Improve Access to Justice at the First Tier Tribunal. Project Report. Public Law Project. University of Exeter.

Gill, N., Allsopp, J., Burridge, A., Fisher, D., Griffiths, M., Hambly, J., Hoellerer, N., Paszkiewicz, N. and Rotter, R. (2020) What’s missing from legal geography and materialist studies of law? Absence and the assembling of asylum appeal hearings in Europe. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 45(4), pp. 937-951. (doi: 10.1111/tran.12399)

2019

Fisher, D. X. O., Burridge, A. and Gill, N. (2019) The political mobilities of reporting: tethering, slickness and asylum control. Mobilities, 14(5), pp. 632-647. (doi: 10.1080/17450101.2019.1607049)

Gill, N., Fisher, D. and Hynes, J. (2019) 25 years of protest: migration control and the power of local activism. Geography, 104(3), pp. 134-140. (doi: 10.1080/00167487.2019.12094076)

2018

Fisher, D. X.O. (2018) Situating border control: unpacking Spain's SIVE border surveillance assemblage. Political Geography, 65, pp. 67-76. (doi: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2018.04.005)

Gill, N., Fisher, D., Smith, J. and Burridge, A. (2018) Submission to Home Office Immigration Detention Consultation 2018. Documentation. University of Exeter, Exeter.

2017

Fisher, D. (2017) Review of: Enduring Uncertainty: Deportation, Punishment and Everyday Life I. Hasselberg. New York: Berghahn (2016) 186pp. £28.00hb ISBN 978‐1‐78533‐022‐3. Howard Journal of Crime and Justice, 56(1), pp. 125-127. (doi: 10.1111/hojo.1_12196)[Book Review]

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Number of items: 16.

Articles

Gill, N., Hoellerer, N., Allsop, J., Burridge, A., Fisher, D., Griffiths, M., Hambly, J., Paszkiewicz, N., Rotter, R. and Vianelli, L. (2022) Rethinking commonality in refugee status determination in Europe: legal geographies of asylum appeals. Political Geography, 98, 102686. (doi: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2022.102686)

Irvine, K. N., Fisher, D., Marselle, M. R., Currie, M., Colley, K. and Warber, S. L. (2022) Social isolation in older adults: a qualitative study on the social dimensions of group outdoor health walks. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(9), 5353. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph19095353) (PMID:35564752) (PMCID:PMC9103571)

Fisher, D., Gill, N. and Paszkiewicz, N. (2022) To fail an asylum seeker: time, space and legal events. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 40(1), pp. 21-40. (doi: 10.1177/02637758211032623)

Fisher, D., Blackstock, K. and Irvine, K. (2021) “It’s on the ‘nice to have’ pile”: Potential principles to improve the implementation of socially inclusive Green Infrastructure. AMBIO, 50(8), pp. 1574-1586. (doi: 10.1007/s13280-020-01372-2) (PMID:32997324) (PMCID:PMC7525230)

Gill, N., Allsopp, J., Burridge, A., Fisher, D., Griffiths, M., Paszkiewicz, N. and Rotter, R. (2021) The tribunal atmosphere: On qualitative barriers to access to justice. Geoforum, 119, pp. 61-71. (doi: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2020.11.002)

Gill, N., Allsopp, J., Burridge, A., Fisher, D., Griffiths, M., Hambly, J., Hoellerer, N., Paszkiewicz, N. and Rotter, R. (2020) What’s missing from legal geography and materialist studies of law? Absence and the assembling of asylum appeal hearings in Europe. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 45(4), pp. 937-951. (doi: 10.1111/tran.12399)

Fisher, D. X. O., Burridge, A. and Gill, N. (2019) The political mobilities of reporting: tethering, slickness and asylum control. Mobilities, 14(5), pp. 632-647. (doi: 10.1080/17450101.2019.1607049)

Gill, N., Fisher, D. and Hynes, J. (2019) 25 years of protest: migration control and the power of local activism. Geography, 104(3), pp. 134-140. (doi: 10.1080/00167487.2019.12094076)

Fisher, D. X.O. (2018) Situating border control: unpacking Spain's SIVE border surveillance assemblage. Political Geography, 65, pp. 67-76. (doi: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2018.04.005)

Book Sections

Fisher, D. X. and Hughes, S. M. (2023) The material politics of asylum support: speed, intimacy, and confusion. In: Le Louvier, K. and Hough, K. L. (eds.) UK Borderscapes: Sites of Enforcement and Resistance. Series: Routledge Borderlands Studies. Routledge. ISBN 9781032395500

Fisher, D. X., Hunter, S., Qadir, S. and Phipps, A. (2023) Towards two-way integration: a comparative review of refugee integration strategies. In: Le Louvier, K. and Hough, K. L. (eds.) UK Borderscapes: Sites of Enforcement and Resistance. Routledge. ISBN 9781032395487 (doi: 10.4324/9781003350255-4)

Book Reviews

Fisher, D. (2017) Review of: Enduring Uncertainty: Deportation, Punishment and Everyday Life I. Hasselberg. New York: Berghahn (2016) 186pp. £28.00hb ISBN 978‐1‐78533‐022‐3. Howard Journal of Crime and Justice, 56(1), pp. 125-127. (doi: 10.1111/hojo.1_12196)[Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

Phipps, A. , Aldegheri, E. and Fisher, D. (2022) The New Scots Refugee Integration Strategy: a report on the local and international dimensions of integrating refugees in Scotland. Project Report. University of Glasgow.

Fisher, D., Blackstock, K. and Irvine, K. (2021) Making Green Infrastructure Socially Inclusive: Principles and Challenges. Project Report. SEFARI.

Gill, N., Allsopp, J., Burridge, A., Fisher, D., Griffiths, M., Hambly, J., Hynes, J., Paszkiewicz, N., Rotter, R. and Schmid-Scott, A. (2020) Experiencing Asylum Appeals: 34 Ways to Improve Access to Justice at the First Tier Tribunal. Project Report. Public Law Project. University of Exeter.

Gill, N., Fisher, D., Smith, J. and Burridge, A. (2018) Submission to Home Office Immigration Detention Consultation 2018. Documentation. University of Exeter, Exeter.

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