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Jessica McClearn is a PhD researcher at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cybersecurity for the Everyday at Royal Holloway, UoL. Her research employs ethnographic methods to explore security in post-conflict contexts. Jessica's thesis will explore challenges to digital access, rights and security in Latin America.  Recently she has also undertaken research in Lebanon, focusing on digital access, identity and security design in the face of infrastructural degradation and political instability. This work will now take a LatAm focus, building on previous research she completed in Colombia. Prior to joining the CDT, Jessica completed her BA(Hons) in History and Social Anthropology at Queen's University Belfast where her research interests considered the correlation between security, care, relatedness and space within marginalised communities. Jessica then pursued her MSc in International Management at Ulster University conducting ethnographic fieldwork in both Colombia and Northern Ireland in researching how street art can be purposed by communities in post-conflict societies for social and economic development and considering security consequences. After working and living in New York for two years Jessica applied to the CDT to pursue her PhD studies.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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