Department of Politics

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Ms Katy Budge

Post:School Tutor (Politics, Anthropology)
Other posts:Research Student (Sussex European Institute)
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Katy's research explores the concept of 'Cosmopolitan Europe' in the context of the European Union's citizenship, migration and asylum policies. 

She is supervised by Gurminder Bhambra and James Hampshire and holds the School of Law, Politics and Sociology PhD Scholarship (fees and stipend). 

In addition to her research, Katy works with projects that collaborate with refugees to improve living standards, educational opportunities and community well-being. 

Before starting her doctoral studies, Katy spent ten years working for the UK government, most recently as Head of Constitutional Policy at the Cabinet Office.


Doctoral Researcher, Associate Tutor (Politics)


Associate Tutor Teaching:

- Making of Modern Europe 

- Political and Social Change in Contemporary Europe 

- European Politics 


Budge, K (2018) The 'Terrible Paradox' of EUtopia: a view from the Aegean Islands Political and Legal Anthropology Review

Budge, K (2018) Gibraltar's decision to strip flag from Aquarius rescue vessel risks undermining ancient seafaring principle of solidarity The Conversation

Budge, K (2018) Campaign to ⌗SavePikpa as vulnerable people are threatened with eviction from a refugee camp on Lesvos Huffington Post 

Budge, K (2018) The Aquarius and its historical precedents: rescue at sea and the politics of disembarkation Refugee History (also published with Huffington Post) 

Budge, K (2018) 'Why it's categorically untrue that the constitution allows Theresa May to bypass Parliament' Huffington Post 

Budge, K (2018) 'Refugees out of sight, out of mind two years on from EU-Turkey Deal' The Conversation  

Budge, K (2018) 'O Hear Us When We Cry To Thee' In: Border Lampedusa - Subjectivity, Visibility and Memory in Stories of Sea and Land Palgrave Macmillan