Against Borders – in conversation with Gracie Mae Bradley and Luke de Noronha


Gracie Mae Bradley and Luke de Noronha are the acclaimed authors of Against Borders: The Case for Abolition. They will discuss Against Borders with Matthew Ryder KC, a senior barrister at Matrix and former Deputy Mayor of London.

Gracie Mae Bradley is a writer and campaigner with particular interests in migration, policing, surveillance and abolition. She was Interim Director of Liberty, and a founding member of the grassroots Against Borders for Children campaign. Her essay From Grenfell to Windrush appears in ‘After Grenfell: Violence, Resistance and Response’ (2019), and her poem Unlawful Gathering is forthcoming in the edited collection ‘When This Is Over: Reflections on an Unequal Pandemic’ (2023).

Luke de Noronha is an academic and writer working at the Sarah Parker Remond Centre, University College London. His first book, Deporting Black Britons: Portraits of Deportation to Jamaica was published in 2020, and he was one of the co-authors of Empire’s Endgame: Racism and the British State (2021). He has also produced a podcast with deported people in Jamaica, Deportation Discs.


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