Mobilities, Environmental Politics and City Studies
From history, both contemporary and colonial, to international politics and contemporary cultural production, our faculty explores the spaces where urban culture meets the migration of people and goods.
Charlotte Legg’s work, for example, concentrates on settler colonialism, while Anna-Louise Milne’s recent research and writing have focused on migrant neighbourhoods in Paris and include the work of the Paris Centre for Migrant Writing and Expression.
The Banister Fletcher Global Fellowship in Urban Studies is also a key platform for this aspect of our work. Recent fellowships have been organised around The Quantification of Urban Space (Dr Min Kyung Lee) and Green Infrastructures (Dr John Bingham-Hall). The 2022-23 Banister Fletcher Fellow is Professor AbdouMaliq Simone who will be convening a programme of dialogues and explorations in April 2023 entitled Urban Life at the Extensions, in collaboration with the Beyond Inhabitation Lab at the Polytechnic of Turin.
Current post-graduate work in this area includes :
- A LAHP collaborative doctoral project with the Pôle d’exploration des ressources urbaines (PEROU) entitled Hospitality as Intangible Cultural Heritage? Concept and Practice in La Chapelle, Paris (Rachele Shamouni Naghde, from September 2019)
- A Leverhulme Doctoral Scholar working on Narratives of Intergenerational Mobility in Athens (Katherine Phipps, from September 2020)
- A ULIP-SAS doctoral project on the Technoborder (Mickey Levin, from October 2021)