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Amy Batley


Amy's PhD research studies the impact of terrorism and counterterrorism on the city and urban life, focusing mainly on London and Paris. Amy is a member of the Centre for Urban Conflicts Research and is supervised by Professor Wendy Pullan.

Amy graduated from Durham University in 2016 with a bachelor of arts degree in Geography and a certificate in Politics. Amy then completed her Master's of Philosophy in Architecture and Urban Studies in Department of Architecture at Cambridge in June 2017. Her Master's thesis is entitled: 'Terrorised Cities: Urban Response and Preparation in the (Re-)Creation of Terrorism'.


Research Interests

  • Security architectures and urban security zones
  • Counterterrorism urban design and technology
  • Urban memorialisation and alternative narratives in urban spaces
  • Urban policing and private security
  • Surveillance and social control in urban spaces