Emily Yue

Thesis title: Mixedness and Suicide/ality


April 2024 I am currently working as a Research Fellow on Suicide Cultures   

January to March 2024 I was a Research Associate on Suicide in/as Politics at University of Edinburgh


2021-2023 I was PhD student on the Suicide Cultures project funded by Wellcome Trust.

Thesis title: Mixedness and Suicide/ality: Exploring knowledges on ‘mixed-race’ and ‘suicide/ality’ in ‘post’colonial  Britain.

In my PhD research I collaborated with Mixed Brits with experience of suicide/ality to respond to the statistics reporting ‘mixed and multiple ethnic’ men and women as dying at among the highest rates of suicide in the UK. We unsettle the white maleness of UK suicide knowledge and evidence the production of unliveability in Britain as Hostile Environment is not limited to migrants.


PhD on Suicide Cultures, Department of Health in Social Sciences, University of Edinburgh, 2021-24

MA (Hons) Gender and Sexuality, SOAS University of London, 2018-19

BA (Hons) Philosophy with Classical Studies, University of Liverpool, 2015-18

Responsibilities & affiliations

2021-2024 hosting Suicide Cultures seminar series https://www.ed.ac.uk/suicide-cultures/suicide-cultures-events

Undergraduate teaching

2022 tutor on Identity and Experience in Health (undergraduate course)

2024 tutor on Between Counselling and Research 2 (postgraduate course)

Current research interests

I draw on my experience as bereaved by suicide to problematise mainstream productions of suicide as located inside a pathologised individual. In partcular, I explore migratism - the ascription of migrant status to second-generation mixed ethnicity Brits (like my dad) - as productive of suicide. I am interested in how UK national suicide data produces some populations as in crisis while refusing to recognise others as British.

Current project grants

Wellcome Trust Suicide Cultures PhD Student https://suicide-cultures.ed.ac.uk/

Conference details

(June 2024) 'Considerations for doing research on suicidality among ‘mixed-race’ populations in a landscape of white male suicide knowledge' [poster] at 8th Suicide & Self-Harm Early & Mid-Career Researcher's Forum, Glasgow UK

(April 2024) 'Suicide Cultures: Reimagining Suicide Research through Multiple Qualitative Methods' at Suicide Research Symposium, online.

( September 2023) 'Constructing Suicide in the Research Process' International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), Piran Slovenia 

(June 2023) "'Failing' to be a suicidal subject: Constructing in/authenticity in research on suicide" 7th Suicide & Self-Harm Early & Mid-Career Researcher's Forum, Glasgow UK

(June 2023) "Mixedness and Suicide/ality: Racialisation and Epistemic Injustice" at Suicide Cultures Conference, Edinburgh UK

(October 2022) "Suicide among Brits of Colour in Britain as hostile environment" at CritSui 4.1 Symposium, Victoria BC

(June 2022) "First generation Brits: suicide in Britain as hostile environment" 6th Suicide & Self-Harm Early & Mid-Career Researcher's Forum, Glasgow UK


Suicide Cultures Seminar Series 2021-2024

Suicide Cultures Conference 2023

[2023] Rahemtulla, Yas, and Emily Yue. "‘Mixed-Race’ Mental Health Stigma: Challenges and Opportunities for Service Provision in Scotland." NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Anti-Stigma Fund  (2023).

[2022] Chandler, Amy, Joe Anderson, Rebecca Helman, Sarah Huque, Emily Yue. 2022. “Reimagining Suicide Research: The Limits and Possibilities of Suicide Cultures.” Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 11 (10): 20-28. https://wp.me/p1Bfg0-7gK

[2021] Migrant Suicide: A Case for Intersectional Suicide Research. Journal Of Ethics In Mental Health, Open Volume(11), 10


[2021] "Who is the migrant in “Migrant Suicide?”. Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender Research Vol. 7 No. 1 (06 September 2021): pp. 68-73. (Last accessed on 09 September 2021). Available at: https://kohljournal.press/migrant-suicide.


[2021] Reflecting on the release of ethnicity in ONS suicide reporting https://blogs.ed.ac.uk/suicide-cultures/2021/08/23/reflecting-on-the-release-of-ethnicity-in-ons-suicide-reporting/


[2021] 'Migrant Suicide' Summary of 2019 Masters Dissertation https://blogs.ed.ac.uk/suicide-cultures/2021/03/24/migrant-suicide/


[2020] "Sexual Morality and State Projects: How Can Queer Resistance Turn the Abject into Independence?". Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender Research Vol. 6 No. 1 (01 June 2020): pp. 23-28. (Last accessed on 06 July 2021). Available at: https://kohljournal.press/sexual-morality. doi: https://doi.org/10.36583/2020060105


[2019] On the “Continuum of Violence”: Remembering Abu-Ghraib Fifteen Years On https://blogs.soas.ac.uk/gender-studies/2019/04/29/on-the-continuum-of-violence-remembering-abu-ghraib-fifteen-years-on/