Social Sciences and Humanities
Sophie's research broadly looks at privileged forms of migration, which in part, looks at some of the ways in privilege is (re)produced and can be contested. While understanding privilege may not seem directly related to EDI, her research argues that we need to understand the operations of power to more widely explore social justice. Projects on this topic have looked at British migrants (British people who live abroad) as well international schools in the United Kingdom. These research projects have addressed themes of how privileged mobilities are accessed/practised and how this relates to gender and racial inequalities. For example, her research has considered whiteness, privilege and the expatriate as a migration category.
- Cranston, S. (2020) Figures of the Global: Privileged young people’s mobility journeys, Population, Space and Place, e2305. Invited contribution to special issue: Transnational Youth Mobilities
- Cranston, S., Lloyd, J. (2019) Bursting the Bubble: Spatialising safety for privileged migrant women in Singapore, Antipode, 51(2) 478-496
- Cranston, S. (2017a) Expat as Good Migrant: Thinking through Skilled Migration Categories, Population, Space and Place. e2058.