Sarah Spencer

Research Member of Common Room

Director and Senior Fellow

Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS)

Sarah Spencer studied at Nottingham and University College London and has a doctorate from Erasmus University, Rotterdam. She was Director of Liberty, Deputy Chair of the Commission for Racial Equality and Chair of the network of equality and human rights organisations in Britain before joining the team which established the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) ( ) at Oxford in 2003.Sarah is currently Director of Strategy and a Senior Fellow at COMPAS, having led the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity, ( ), the knowledge-exchange arm of COMPAS, from 2014 – March 2019. Her research interests focus on integration theory and policy, and on irregular migrants in Europe, with a particular interest in the tension between enforcement and inclusive policy responses at national and city level . Sarah also chairs the Board of Directors of IMISCOE, the European network of migration centres and scholars.