I joined the Department of Sociology in March 2021 as a Research Fellow on the ESRC funded ‘Open City’ project, together with professor John Solomos (PI, Warwick), Professor Michael Keith (Co-I, Oxford), Professor Karim Murji (Co-I, University of West London), and Professor Steve Pile (Co-I, Open University). Previously, I worked as Research Associate at the University of Bristol, after completion my doctoral research within the Department of Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton.
My research has been concerned with the everyday process of social (dis)integration, which is both a social process and an institutional process shaped by top-down and bottom-up practices at multiple scales. I am committed to an interdisciplinary approach to social research, which draws on theoretical insights and methodological tools from sociology, geography and political science. More recent work has been in geographies of neighbourhood cohesion at the time of COVID-19, relationship between social mix and social cohesion, and neighbourhood governance and integration policies.
Wang Y, Clarke N. Four Modes of Neighbourhood Governance: The View from Nanjing, China. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 2020. [Open access: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/1468-2427.12983]