My research focuses on human rights. I am particularly interested in guiding and supporting broader conversations about a sociology of human rights, in the UK and abroad. Topics I have developed in my research include gender and sexuality, especially the emergence and construction of LGBT rights within the European Convention of Human Rights. Beginning with my PhD I have started to explore the relation between human rights and the city, with an emphasis on migration and race as well as LGBT and women's rights. I am particularly interested in understanding how the city becomes part of the practice of human rights, at discursive and material levels, focusing in particular on the engagement with human rights of civil society and local government actors. Currently I am working a number of projects that develop the notion of 'human rights city' and the extent to which human rights become organising principles and norms of urban life and space.