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Hannah Jones

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Book cover for Go Home? The politics of immigration controversies

Negotiating cohesion, inequality and change

Stories of Cosmopolitan Belonging

Biography

Hannah is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, and has worked at Warwick since 2013. Hannah worked in London local government before completing her PhD in the Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London. She also holds degrees in Human Sciences (University of Oxford) and Policy Studies (University of Edinburgh). She has been a Guest Researcher at the Department of Cultural Sciences, University of Gothenburg; Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University; a Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow in the Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London; a Research Associate at the Centre for Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford; and a Research Associate in the Department of Social Policy and Criminology, The Open University. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In 2021/2, Hannah is Director of International Programmes for the Department of Sociology, Research Theme Lead for the Justice, Authority and the Geopolitical group, and Social Media Lead for Sociology.

Research

Hannah's research interests focus on questions of racism, migration control and belonging, and on practices of policy-making, critical and participative research methods, and public sociology. She has previously conducted research on multiculture and multiculturalism, local government policy-making, community cohesion policy, migration policy, voluntary and community sector organising, regeneration and urban studies, and diversity and inequality. She was Principal Investigator on one of the first research projects funded by the ESRC Urgency Grants MechanismLink opens in a new window, entitled '"Go Home": Mapping the unfolding controversy of Home Office Immigration Campaigns'Link opens in a new window, working with colleagues at six other universities across the UK. Hannah's first book, Negotiating Cohesion, Inequality and Change: Uncomfortable Positions in Local GovernmentLink opens in a new window (Policy Press, 2013) won the 2014 British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Memorial PrizeLink opens in a new window for best first book in UK sociology. Between 2016 and 2018, Hannah was the Academic Lead overseeing and curating Warwick's collaboration with the Tate Modern, Warwick Tate ExchangeLink opens in a new window.

Hannah's latest book, Violent Ignorance, is about everyday ignorance and its violent consequences, focusing on historical and present questions of memory, migration and racism, and was published in January 2021; you can see Hannah in conversation with Shami Chakrabarti at the book launch hereLink opens in a new window. She is also working on projects on '"Decolonialism" and anti-racist student activismLink opens in a new window' led by Ala SirriyehLink opens in a new window (funded by The Sociological Review Foundation and British Academy/Leverhulme), on the relationship between artistic practice and social research with Yasmin GunaratnamLink opens in a new window and with Carly HegenbarthLink opens in a new window, and independently on research into genealogical and migratory imaginations that link Britain and Australia.

Previously mentored funded postdoctoral researchers:

Saba HussainLink opens in a new window, (Re)constructions of teacher identities under the counter-terrorism agenda: a governmentality perspective, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, 2017-2020.

Špela Drnovšek ZorkoLink opens in a new window, Toward a diasporic postsocialism: race, migration and genealogies of encounter, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, 2017-2020.

Elsa OommenLink opens in a new window, Long-term Caribbean migrants and their experience of rights and restrictions in the UK, Sociological Review Kick Start Grant, 2018-20.

Teaching

In 2021/22, Hannah is convening and teaching SO337 Racism and Xenophobia, SO122 Sociology of Race and SO9D5 Creative Research MethodsLink opens in a new window, which is an EUTOPIA Learning Unit delivered in collaboration with colleagues at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), the University of Gothenburg, University of LjubljanaLink opens in a new window and others.

Current PhD students

Matthew Abbey, Haunting Migrant, Performing Joy: Imagining Freedom Beyond Sexual Citizenship, co-supervised with Nisha Kapoor. Warwick Chancellor's International Scholarship.

Tana Nolethu ForrestLink opens in a new window, Mixed Race Identities in a West Midlands City, co-supervised with Khursheed WadiaLink opens in a new window. Collaborative ESRC scholarship with Coventry Ethnic Minority Action PartnershipLink opens in a new window.

Anna Numa Hopkins, Method at the Margins: Innovating in race-conscious education research in Britain, co-supervised with Sivamohan Valluvan. ESRC Studentship.

Yasemin KarsliLink opens in a new window, New dynamics of Turkish and Kurdish chain migration to London and Brussels: a visual sociological study, co-supervised with Kevin SmetsLink opens in a new window (Vrije Universiteit Brussel). EUTOPIA co-tutelle scholarship.

Ragini Khurana, Exploring emerging identifications and sources of solidarity in Peckham, co-supervised with John Solomos. Warwick Chancellor's International Scholarship.

PhDs supervised to completion

Rachel LewisLink opens in a new window, Constructing and Contesting the Good British Citizen: an examination of the contemporary citizenship regime as discursive practice, PhD awarded with no corrections in December 2017. Co-supervised with Malcolm MacDonaldLink opens in a new window (Centre for Applied Linguistics). ESRC scholarship.

Iro KonstantinouLink opens in a new window, Constructions of class, race, ethnicity and tolerance : the case study of St Aber's and Mawerley, PhD awarded with minor corrections in July 2018. Co-supervised with John SolomosLink opens in a new window.

Alexandra KviatLink opens in a new window, Placemaking in the post-functionalist, post-digital and post-creative city: the case study of Ziferblat, PhD awarded with minor corrections in December 2018. Co-supervised with Alice MahLink opens in a new window. Chancellor's Scholarship.

Davinia GregoryLink opens in a new window, Learning from The Drum: Toward a decolonization of the arts in the UK, PhD awarded with major corrections in January 2020. Co-supervised with Eleonora BelfioreLink opens in a new window. Collaborative ESRC scholarship with The DrumLink opens in a new window.

Carl Mallett, Grappling with Difference: An Ethnography of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) in the West Midlands, PhD awarded with no corrections in February 2022. Co- supervised with Sivamohan ValluvanLink opens in a new window.

Publications

Books

(2021) Violent Ignorance: confronting racism and migration control. London: Zed Books/Bloomsbury.

(2017) Jones, H, Gunaratnam, Y, Bhattacharyya, G, Davies, W, Dhaliwal, S, Forkert, K, Jackson, E and Saltus, R, Go Home? The Politics of Immigration ControversiesLink opens in a new window, Manchester: MUP. Also available as free pdfLink opens in a new window

(2014) Jones, H and Jackson, E (eds) Stories of Cosmopolitan Belonging: Emotion and LocationLink opens in a new window. London: Routledge/Earthscan. Free sample chapter available.Link opens in a new window

(2013) Negotiating cohesion, inequality and change: Uncomfortable positions in local governmentLink opens in a new window, Bristol: The Policy Press. Winner of the 2014 British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Memorial Prize.Link opens in a new window Preview sections availableLink opens in a new window.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

(2020) "‘We are the European family’: unsettling the role of family in belonging, race, nation and the European project", Open Arts Journal, Issue 8: Brexit Wounds, pp 15-28, https://openartsjournal.org/issue-8/article-1/ (open access)

(2019) "More in common: the domestication of misogynist white supremacy and the assassination of Jo CoxLink opens in a new window", Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol 42, no 14, pp 2431-2449. DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2019.1577474 Access without library log-in hereLink opens in a new window

(2015) Jones, H, Neal, S, Mohan, G, Connell, K, Cochrane, A and Bennett, K “Urban multiculture and everyday encounters in semi-public, franchised café spacesLink opens in a new window”, The Sociological Review, vol 63 no 3, pp 644-661. DOI: 10.1111/1467-954X.12311 Free pdf version availableLink opens in a new window

(2015) Neal, S., Bennett, K, Jones, H, Cochrane, A and Mohan, G “Multiculture and public parks: researching super-diversity and attachment in public green spaceLink opens in a new window”, Population, Space and Place, vol 21, no 5, pp 463–475, DOI: 10.1002/psp.1910 Free pdf version availableLink opens in a new window

(2014) '"The best borough in the country for cohesion!": managing place and multiculture in local government', Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol 37, no 4, pp 605-620, doi: 10.1080/01419870.2013.808758 Free pdf version availableLink opens in a new window

Book chapters

(2021) "UK immigration policy in a hostile environment" in Jones, B, Norton, P and Hertner, I (eds) Politics UK 10th Edition, Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 726-742.

(2020) Gunaratnam, Y and Jones, H "Same difference? Researching racism and immigration" in Solomos, J (ed) Routledge International Handbook of Contemporary RacismsLink opens in a new window, Abingdon: Routledge, pp.391-405.

(2016) Forkert, K, Jackson, E and Jones, H "Whose Feelings Count? Performance Politics, Emotion and Government Immigration Control" in Jupp, E, Pykett, J and Smith, F (eds) Emotional States: Sites and spaces of affective governanceLink opens in a new window, London: Routledge, pp.177-190.

(2014) Jones, H, Jackson, E and Rhys-Taylor, A "Moving, and being moved" in Jones, H. and Jackson, E. (eds) Stories of Cosmopolitan Belonging: Emotion and Location.Link opens in a new window London: Routledge/Earthscan, pp. 1-14.

(2014) "Uncomfortable feelings: how local belonging works on local policy makers" in Jones, H. and Jackson, E. (eds) Stories of Cosmopolitan Belonging: Emotion and Location.Link opens in a new window London: Routledge/Earthscan, pp. 196-202.

(2014) Jackson, E and Jones, H "Creeping familiarities and cosmopolitan futures" in Jones, H. and Jackson, E. (eds) Stories of Cosmopolitan Belonging: Emotion and Location.Link opens in a new window London: Routledge/Earthscan, pp. 196-202.

(2013) 'Collaboration and Mutual Support in the Third Sector'Link opens in a new window in Marjorie Mayo, Zoraida Mendiwelso-Bendek and Carol Packham (eds) Community Research for Community Development, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

(2013) Jones, H, Jones, V and Camilo Cock, J 'Impact Measurement or Agenda-Setting?' Link opens in a new windowin Marjorie Mayo, Zoraida Mendiwelso-Bendek and Carol Packham (eds) Community Research for Community Development, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

(2012) "Interview with sociologist Hannah Jones by Ruth Ewan and students from George Mitchell School" in Ruth Ewan, Liberties of the Savoy. London: Bookworks and CREATE London.

(2011) "Negotiating community cohesion", in Alexander, C and James, M (eds) New Directions, New Voices, London: Runnymede Trust.

Research and policy reports

(2012) Seeing the Difference: Measuring the Impact of Small Community Organisations. London: Goldsmiths, University of London.

(2012) Attitudes to Migrants, Communication and Local Leadership: Country research report Link opens in a new window- United Kingdom. Oxford: COMPAS.

(2011) What makes hosting relationships work? How large and small organisations support each other in the third sector. London: Locality.

(2010) Sustainability reporting matters: the state of sustainability reporting in the public sector, London: Association of Certified Chartered Accountants.

Newspapers, magazines, online

Gunaratnam, Y and Jones, H (2021) “Edgy Citizenship of the Streets”, Society and Space blog, 12 July.

Sirriyeh, A, Ono-George, M, Al-ahdal, T, Singh Gharu, J, Alake, R and Jones, H (2021) "Decolonial and Anti-Racist Student ActivismLink opens in a new window", The Sociological review Blog, 11 February.

(2021) Violent Ignorance book launch: Hannah Jones in conversation with Shami Chakrabarti, 28 January.

(2018) Hillary Clinton’s centrist remedy to stop right-wing populists apes their own anti-migration rhetoricLink opens in a new window, The Conversation, 10 December.

(2018) State of Sociology: Hannah JonesLink opens in a new window, The Sociological Review Blog, 30 October

(2018) Bhattacharyya, G, Davies, W, Dhaliwal, S, Forkert, K, Gunaratnam, Y, Jackson, E, Jones, H and Saltus, R "Go Home?" Five years onLink opens in a new window, Open Democracy, 9 October

(2015) "On Being a Twenty First Century Sociologist: a response to Robert MooreLink opens in a new window", Discover Society, issue 27, 1 Dec

(2015) "Public opinion on the refugee crisis is changing fast – and for the better,Link opens in a new window" The Conversation, 4th September.

(2015) "On ‘British Values’ and Building Fences at CalaisLink opens in a new window," The Huffington Post Blog, 21st August [reposted from www.mappingimmigrationcontroversy.com]

(2014) Jones, H, Bhattacharyya, G, Forkert, K, Davies, W, Dhaliwal, S, Gunaratnam, Y, Jackson, E, Saltus, R and Action Against Racism and Xenophobia '"Swamped" by Anti-Immigrant Communications?"Link opens in a new window, Discover Society, 6th May.

(2011) Jones, H and Riley, M "Behind the Salford riots: 'the kids are angry'", The Guardian, 5 September.

(2011) Salford and Manchester: Some Words on Gwen Jones' photoblog.

(2011) "Measuring happiness", Accounting and Business Magazine, February pp 52–3.

(2010) Jones, H and Jones, G Blackpool Illuminations on Gwen Jones' photoblog

(2008) "Surrounding Hackney", Street Signs, Autumn.

(2008) Jackson, E, Jones, H and Saha, A "A New York Trilogy", Street Signs, Autumn.

See also various entries on http://mappingimmigrationcontroversy.comLink opens in a new window

Media comment

Hannah is available for media comment on her areas of expertise. She has previously been interviewed and provided commentary for TV (Sky NewsLink opens in a new window, Russia TodayLink opens in a new window), radio (multiple local BBC radio stations, WBAI New YorkLink opens in a new window, SFM RadioLink opens in a new window) and print (The GuardianLink opens in a new window, TheLink opens in a new window IndependentLink opens in a new window, The Financial TimesLink opens in a new window, The Hindu BusinessLineLink opens in a new window). She also writes on current events for The ConversationLink opens in a new window and the Huffington Post BlogLink opens in a new window. Hannah can be contacted by email or through the press officeLink opens in a new window.