Institutional Representative Board Member, University of Aberdeen
I am an AHRC funded PhD candidate at the University of Aberdeen, supervised by Dr. Karen Salt (University of Nottingham) and Professor Andrew Blaikie. My work deals with issues of race in modern British history, with an emphasis upon urban disorder during the 1980s and the responses to it. A particular focus of this research is the inquiry carried out by Lord Leslie Scarman into the Brixton ‘riots’ of 1981. My broader research interests include immigration history, the impact of Empire upon British society, historical classifications of whiteness and the interaction between race and class. I have an undergraduate MA in History and an MLitt in Modern Historical Studies, both from the University of Aberdeen.