I had an article published in The Conversation today, responding to Theresa May’s announcement that Britain will support resettlement of refugees trying to enter Europe in Africa and Latin America. […]
The producers of this short film about asylum housing have asked for it to be distributed as widely as possible, in response to “the extent & vigour of G4S lobbying this […]
On Tuesday my department at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) hosted a guest speaker Bob Brown, for a discussion on the topic ‘Studying Society and Serving the Community’. About 60 people […]
Over Christmas I had an article published in the European Journal of Cultural Studies. In some ways, this was a new departure for me, and in others it was a […]
This article proposes some urgent questions that I suggest call for sociological interventions, focusing on the way the ‘crisis’ has been produced, the distinction that has been created between ‘refugees’ and ‘migrants’, the presentation of refugees as a burden and a threat, and the importance of recognising refugees’ agency.
The deaths of at least 1,200 people in the last week, as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe, have caused outrage in the European media, and […]
In May I helped organise a public event in Newcastle, entitled ‘Living On the Edge: Short Films on Migration and Welfare Reform in the UK’. The event was organised […]