Oscar read International Relations at the University of Leeds, graduating with first class honours in 2015. During his time in Leeds, he worked on a range of migrant focused human rights projects at a grassroots level and within Leeds Student Union. Thereafter, he worked with the United Nations Association – UK and spent a year as a casework volunteer with Reprieve, assisting on anti-death penalty casework in the Middle East and North Africa. As part of his role, he spent three months in Occupied East Jerusalem in 2016.
Oscar holds a masters in Human Rights Law from SOAS, University of London and graduated with a distinction in September 2018. His postgraduate thesis ‘“Who Benefits is the Detainee”: exploitative labour in British IRCs”’ explores how £1.00 an hour wages in immigration detention arise in situations of ‘hyper-precarity’ produced by exclusionary immigration regimes and highly deregulated labour markets.
Oscar joined Wilsons as an IAAS accredited Senior Immigration Caseworker in October 2019.
Prior to joining Wilsons, Oscar worked as a Public Law and Immigration Caseworker with Duncan Lewis Solicitors where he assisted on a range of judicial challenges focusing on immigration detention and on protection-orientated casework.
More recently, he worked with Praxis Community Projects on a project addressing migrant destitution through a combination of advocacy, immigration advice, and housing assistance for migrant rough sleepers in London.
Languages: Italian (conversational)
Interests: Politics, Art, and Cycling.