Lauren is a Lecturer in Human Geography at Durham University. Her doctoral research explored the spatial politics of US noncitizen family detention, the geopolitics of migration control, and the government of intimacy. She has also published on detention visitation, anti-detention organizing, and security. She recently completed work on a Academy of Finland Postdoctoral project, “Privatizing Border Enforcement in the European Union and United States” and is a member of the RELATE (Relational and Territorial Politics of Bordering, Identities, and Transnationalization) Centre of Excellence. Lauren contributes to the MA in Risk in the Department of Geography at Durham, and is currently expanding her research on family detention.