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The Slow Dispossession of Home

Date:
Monday, December 6, 2021
Time:
2:00 pm
Location:
Virtual meeting on Zoom
Cost:
Free
Nissa Finney, Professor of Human Geography

The Slow Dispossession of Home
Migrants and minorities in Britain and implications for local governance

Dr. Nissa Finney, Professor of Human Geography,
University of St. Andrews, Scotland

December 6, 2021 · 2pm · Virtual Presentation

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Centre for Urban Policy and Local Government Public Lecture


There has been slow dispossession of home for migrants and minorities in Britain that constitutes both social and spatial injustice. This process, which has been exacerbated by the pandemic, has occurred through changes to housing provision and exclusions within housing systems which continue to drive housing deprivation for minorities.

To make this argument, Prof. Finney draws on innovative mixed-methods research conducted by the Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) since 2015. This includes qualitative research with ethnic minority residents and actors involved in social housing provision in urban peripheries of Glasgow and Manchester including neighbourhoods that have experienced demolition and regeneration; analysis of Census data, including for small areas; and early ‘first view’ analysis of the Evidence of Equality National Survey (EVENS), a new survey undertaken by CoDE in 2021 that is the largest and most comprehensive contemporary survey documenting the experiences of ethnic and religious minorities in Britain. Prof. Finney will reflect on the implications for local governance in a context of national and regional devolution in the UK.

Dr. Nissa Finney is Professor of Human Geography at the University of St Andrews. Her work specialises in neighbourhood change, residential mobility, and housing experiences within an overarching framework of social and spatial justice. Much of Nissa’s work considers race and ethnicity, and uses mixed methods approaches. Nissa is a member of the ESRC Centre for Population Change and a founding member of the ESRC Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity.

Host:
Centre for Urban Policy and Local Government Public Lecture
Contact:
Centre for Urban Policy and Local Government Public Lecture
urbancentre@uwo.ca
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