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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, Professor of South Asian History and Director of the Centre of South Asian Studies.

Other Professional Activities

Research positions: 

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

Public engagement:

Co-creator of The Runnymede Trust's website, an AHRC funded project led by the Universities of Cambridge and Manchester. Winner of Community Integration Award (2017) and Royal Historical Society Public History Prize for Best Online Resource (2018).

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