Diletta Lauro is a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) Candidate at the University of Oxford in the Department of International Development affiliated to the Refugee Studies Centre, where she holds a full award scholarship from the UK Economic and Social Research Council. Her research discusses the controversies around the state policies of expulsion of migrants in the United Kingdom and civil society movements against such expulsion. Diletta has completed her first degree (MA Hons) in International Relations at the University of St Andrews and a Master of Science in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies at the University of Oxford, both courses with Distinctions and achieving the Best Dissertation Prize. Diletta has experiences in teaching undergraduate students and has presented her research at various conferences organised by leading universities including Oxford, Sciences Po and the University of Chicago. Diletta has a wide range of work experiences in major shipping and commercial law firms in London (Ince & Co; Norton Rose), internships with international organizations (International Labour Organization) as well as experiences of volunteering on refugee issues (Asylum Welcome Oxford; Fahamu Legal Aid for Refugees). She speaks fluently Italian and English and has an intermediate knowledge of French.