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The Cambridge Migration Research Network

Studying at Cambridge


Sundeep Lidher

PhD Candidate

Faculty of History, University of Cambridge


MA (Hons), University of St Andrews

MSt, University of Oxford

Research Interests

PhD thesis:

The evolution of British citizenship and immigration policy, 1945-1962.

Research interests:

Histories and enduring legacies of colonial migrations to Britain; subjecthood; citizenship; mobility control; law and policy; racism and inequality; Empire and Commonwealth; British History; World History. 

Research Supervision

Professor Joya Chatterji FBA, Professor of South Asian History

Other Professional Activities

Research positions: 

Research Associate (History) on ‘Beyond Banglatown: continuity, change and new urban economies in Brick Lane’, an AHRC-funded interdisciplinary research project led by the Universities of Cambridge, LSE and Manchester.

Public engagement:

Co-creator of Our Migration Story (, an AHRC-funded project led by the Universities of Cambridge and Manchester and The Runnymede Trust. The website was recipient of the 2017 Research Champion Community Integration Award and 2018 Royal Historical Society Public History Prize for Best Online Resource.

Organising Group (founding member), Cambridge University Migration Research Network (CAMMIGRES), Postgraduate and Early Career Forum