Seminar: Dr Ben Gidley, "Global migration and the future of the right to the city: on the changing face of the European metropolis"

Past Event

28 March 2012, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Oxford Union
The Oxford Union, Frewin Court, Oxford, OX1 3JB

This seminar is hosted by the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities

Speaker: Dr Ben Gidley, Senior Researcher, COMPAS, University of Oxford

Biography: Ben Gidley is a Senior Researcher at COMPAS, primarily working on projects in the Citizenship and Belonging, Urban Change and Settlement, and Welfare clusters. He has a PhD in Sociology from the University of London. His research has included ethnographic and policy-focused research on contemporary urban multiculture, and historical research on Jewish migrants in East London. His research interests include the impact of new forms of diversity on local contexts in the UK; both new and old forms of intolerance and conviviality; and the politics of migrant citizenship and belonging, both today and historically.

The meeting will start with a one hour seminar followed by a one hour potluck lunch. To contribute to the potluck, if you can, just bring along a dish representing your country/culture, or something easy you would like to share with the rest of the group. We will provide drinks.