Editor Rights in Exile Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, 2014–Present
Mandy has recently completed her MA degree in Cultural Anthropology at Leiden University (2015), for which she has conducted ethnographic research into locally expressed, informal structures of humanitarianism and the discursive production of alternative camp (hi-)stories amongst long term camp residents in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya. Parts of her research were published in article-form in the Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration (OxMo), 2014. She gained an undergraduate degree in Cultural Anthropology & Development Sociology from the same university (2011), and holds a postgraduate certificate in Forced Migration and Refugee Issues from York University, Toronto (2013). Previously, she interned as psychosocial officer at Africa and Middle-East Refugee Assistance (AMERA), Cairo. Mandy has lived and worked on refugee issues in East Africa, Egypt, Canada, and the Netherlands, and is currently based in the UK.