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Hannah Jones

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


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 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.

Hannah is Director of Impact for the Department of Sociology, and is co-organiser (with Meleisa Ono-George, History and Vicki Squire, Politics and International Studies) of the Warwick Borders, Race, Ethnicity and Migration (BREM) Network. Hannah represents the University of Warwick as a Tate Exchange Associate.


Hannah has 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 Mechanism, entitled '"Go Home": Mapping the unfolding controversy of Home Office Immigration Campaigns', working with colleagues at six other universities across the UK. Hannah's first book, Negotiating Cohesion, Inequality and Change: Uncomfortable Positions in Local Government (Policy Press, 2013) won the 2014 British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Memorial Prize for best first book in UK sociology.


In 2017/8, Hannah is convening and teaching SO337 Racism and Xenophobia, SO9C1 State of the Art of Sociology, and SO9B8 Social Research for Social Change.

Current PhD students

Tana Forrest, Migration and Mixed Heritage Identities in a West Midlands City, co-supervised with Khursheed Wadia (Centre for Lifelong Learning). Collaborative ESRC scholarship with Coventry Ethnic Minority Action Partnership.

Davinia Gregory, Learning from The Drum: Toward a decolonization of the arts in the UK, co-supervised with Eleonora Belfiore. Collaborative ESRC scholarship with The Drum.

Iro Konstantinou, Constructions of class, race, and ethnicity in a private white, middle-class school in London, co-supervised with John Solomos

Alexandra Kviat, Anti-café as a new type of urban public space: the case study of Ziferblat, co-supervised with Alice Mah. Chancellor's Scholarship.

Carl Mallett, working on cosmopolitanism, difference and solidarity under the canopy of martial arts, co- supervised with Gurminder Bhambra.

Naoki Yonekawa, The emergence of intercultural social networks in urban spaces in the UK, co-supervised with John Solomos.

PhDs supervised to completion

Rachel Lewis, 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 MacDonald (Centre for Applied Linguistics). ESRC scholarship.



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

(2014) Jones, H and Jackson, E (eds) Stories of Cosmopolitan Belonging: Emotion and Location. London: Routledge/Earthscan. Free sample chapter available.

(2013) Negotiating cohesion, inequality and change: Uncomfortable positions in local government, Bristol: The Policy Press. Winner of the 2014 British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Memorial Prize. Preview sections available.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

(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 available

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

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

Book chapters

(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 Emotional States: Sites and spaces of affective governance, London: Routledge.

(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. 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. 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. London: Routledge/Earthscan, pp. 196-202.

(2013) 'Collaboration and Mutual Support in the Third Sector' 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?' in 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 - 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

(2015) "On Being a Twenty First Century Sociologist: a response to Robert Moore", Discover Society, issue 27, 1 Dec

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

(2015) "On ‘British Values’ and Building Fences at Calais," The Huffington Post Blog, 21st August [reposted from]

(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?", 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

Media comment

Hannah is available for media comment on her areas of expertise. She has previously been interviewed and provided commentary for TV (Sky News, Russia Today), radio (multiple local BBC radio stations, WBAI New York, SFM Radio) and print (The Guardian, The Independent, The Financial Times, The Hindu BusinessLine). She also writes on current events for The Conversation and the Huffington Post Blog. Hannah can be contacted by email or through the press office.