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Simon Parker

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Professor, Politics; Co-Director of the Centre for Urban Research; Co-Chair of the Migration Network, University of York

Simon Parker works in the fields of urban studies and urban theory, socio-spatial informatics, the politics of asylum and immigration; and comparative European politics (with particular reference to Italy). He is the author of Cities, Politics and Power (Routledge 2010) and Urban Theory and the Urban Experience: Encountering the City (Routledge, 2004; second edition 2015) as well as co-editor of The New Italian Republic (Routledge, 1996).

His current projects include a historical investigation of migration policy and politics in London (1880-to present), ongoing ESRC funded research into the trans-Mediterranean European refugee ‘crisis’ (2015-to present), and a study of EEA nationals in the UK under the ESRC’s Governance After Brexit program. Simon is also co-investigator with Indrajit Roy and Nicole Lindstrom of the ESRC Citizenship futures: ‘the politics of hope’ in India and Europe research program.

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  • Faculty
  • IES Visiting Scholar