Sara is a PhD candidate as part of the Cities of Refuge project, in which she will study legal obligations and local practices of local governments and other actors in the field of refugee reception and integration in different Dutch and German localities. Sara holds a MA in Social and Political Thought from the University of Sussex (UK) and also has a background in Migration Studies and Urban Geography (MSc, Utrecht University).. Sara is also an alumna of UCU (Utrecht University), where she graduated in 2011 with a interdepartmental B.A. in Social Sciences and Humanities. Previously, she has worked as a junior lecturer at Utrecht University. Sara’s academic interests focus on asylum and refugee reception and resettlement and on everyday experiences and practices of refugees and asylumseekers as they settle into new urban contexts. She also has an interest in how digital media shape everyday encounters and experiences of migrants in European cities and in visual research methodologies more generally.