Sara Palacios-Arapiles is an ESRC Doctoral Researcher at the University of Nottingham, and a Spanish qualified lawyer. Her research focuses on international refugee law, human rights, and public law, and more specifically on the international protection needs of slavery survivors. She has published on these topics in the Journal of African Law, the International Community Law Review, Laws and in (forthcoming) edited volumes. Her research has been cited in policy documents and asylum jurisprudence of various European jurisdictions, including the UK, Sweden, Germany, and The Netherlands.

Sara is also an Adjunct Professor of Human Rights at Comillas Pontifical University (Madrid); and Convener of the ESIL Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law. Previously, Sara worked as a Research Associate at the University of Nottingham's Rights Lab (the world's largest group of modern slavery researchers), as a Protection Consultant for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in London, and at the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) as a legal trainee of the Americas Office in Brussels.