Natsumi Paxton

Editor Rights in Exile Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, 2015–Present

Natsumi completed an MA in African Studies at SOAS in London, where she also worked with people detained in immigration removal centres through SOAS Detainee Support and Detention Action. She has continued to work with immigration detainees in New York with Queer Detainee Empowerment Project. She is also a member of Books Through Bars NYC, a collective that sends free literature to people who are incarcerated and advocates for prison abolition. Natsumi is interested in the issues surrounding the expansion of immigration detention systems, and hopes to work in research and advocacy.