Ann-Marie Debrah is reading for a DPhil in Socio-Legal Studies, under the supervision of Professor Linda Mulcahy and Dr Marie Burton. Her research, explores the emergence of affirmative action and complementary (race verification boards) in Brazil for Afro Brazilians engaging with affirmative action laws for entry into higher education and employment in the public sector. Her doctoral project is generously funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership), Exonian award and the Black Academic Futures Scholarship.

Previously, Ann-Marie read History at King’s College London. After this she was awarded a Major Scholarship by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple to read law. Ann-Marie gained her MSc in Law and Society from Leiden University. During this time Ann-Marie has worked as a caseworker and researcher for Care4Calais, Citizens Advice Bureau and for an MP.  She has most recently worked as a Policy and Research Analyst for Curia and Chamber UK; heading the Dyslexia Commission specialising in education policy. 

In addition to Socio-Legal Studies, Ann-Marie has a passion for decolonisation, intersectional feminist studies, self- identification legislations, reflections on class relations, discrimination and employment law and a passion for research into immigration, policing, punishment and technology.  

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Centre for Socio-Legal Studies