Emily Yue

Thesis title: Migrant Suicide


I am doing my PhD on 'migrant suicide' within the Suicide Cultures project funded by Wellcome Trust


Jan 2021 (ongoing) PhD Health in Social Sciences, University of Edinburgh

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

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

Current research interests

My primary research interest is in troubling mainstream productions of suicide as devoid of structural context as well as exploring migratism - the ascription of migrant status to non-white bodies regardless of actual migration - as productive of feelings of unbelonging and suicide. More broadly I am interested in feminist and queer theory, writing as inquiry, decolonial and indigenous studies, discourse and narrative analysis, archives.

Current project grants

Wellcome Trust Suicide Cultures PhD Student

[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/