Grace McWilliam (She/Her)

Student, University of York

About Grace McWilliam

I am an impassioned student deeply engaged in the multifaceted realm of social and political science. At the heart of my academic pursuits lies an ardent exploration of critical theory, where scholars like Foucault, Fanon, Mbembe, Tyler and Rodney build transformative insights.

My scholarly interests are wide-ranging, encompassing a nuanced understanding of anti-colonialism and its enduring impact on global dynamics. The urgency of global issues fuels my exploration of global apartheid and necropolitics, where I scrutinise the intersections of power, race, and sovereignty in our interconnected world. My current extracurricular focuses are drug policy and refugee rights, through an intersectional lens with issues of race, class, and disability being considered. In the realm of disability studies, my focus extends to unravelling societal constructs that perpetuate ableism, pushing the boundaries of inclusivity and accessibility in my research. Simultaneously, I delve into the intricate dynamics of capital, exploring economic disparities and the role of capitalism in shaping global power structures.

When envisioning my future, I aspire to be the head researcher at a non-governmental organisation (NGO), where I can translate my academic passion into impactful initiatives, contributing meaningfully to social justice causes and transformative change. 

I am a/an:

Undergraduate Leadership & Research Scholar


University of York

Laidlaw Cohort Year


Research Topic

Politics Society & Culture Sociology

Area of Expertise

Politics Social Sciences

I am from:

United Kingdom

I speak:


My hobbies/interests are:

Cooking/Baking Film & TV Houseplants/gardening Pets Podcasts Politics & current events Reading

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


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Channels contributed to:

Social Sciences

Recent Comments

Comment on Final Report
Dec 08, 2023

Maybe the real lab experience is the friends we made along the way <3 incredible report, so witty and introspective. 

Dec 04, 2023

So incredible how much confidence you gained throughout this experience! Such a great cause, you should be v proud of yourself

Nov 14, 2023

Stunning and well written, wouldn't expect anything less

Nov 14, 2023

Incredible as ever!

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