Natalie Brinham (also known as Alice Cowley) is a Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) PhD student at Queen Mary University of London researching statelessness and state crime. She has worked for many years in NGOs in the U.K. and Southeast Asia on forced migration, trafficking and statelessness in both frontline service provision roles and research and advocacy roles. This included four years working as a research and advocacy consultant on a multi-country project on the human rights of stateless Rohingya. She co-authored a three-year study on the Slow-Burning Genocide of Myanmar’s Rohingya with Maung Zarni. Her forthcoming research essay (with Maung Zarni) entitled "Reworking the Colonial Era-Indian Peril:  Myanmar's State-directed Persecution of Rohingyas and Other Muslims," will be published in The Brown Journal of World Affairs, (December 2017). She holds an MA from UCL Institute of Education and a BA (Honors) from the School of Oriental and African Studies.   

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