Peripheries in motion: Change and continuity in Brazil’s marginalised urban territories during the PT era

May 14, 2016

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This piece was written for the website Brasil Wire.   It’s a cool late-April evening in São Paulo and locals have packed out the União da Juta community centre in the residential neighbourhood of Fazenda da Juta, some twenty kilometres east of the city centre. The theme of the meeting is the same one that has […]

This politicisation of anti-Semitism is opportunistic and a betrayal of its true victims

May 11, 2016

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The employers of a young pharmacist discover that her surname, Reiner, is not German but Jewish, and a few days later she is fired without explanation. A 19-year-old American soldier is captured with his platoon on the Western front, and, as he is single out by a German officer, a fellow POW remarks, “this guy […]

Posted in: Politics, UK

LBC Radio interview on Brazil’s impeachment vote

April 21, 2016

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Audio file can be downloaded here

Posted in: Brazil, Interviews, Politics

Post-doctoral research project – ‘Subjectivity, boundaries and social reproduction at the urban periphery’

March 3, 2016

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This is a Dropbox link to my proposal for a FAPESP-funded post-doctoral research project at the Centro de Estudos da Metrópole (CEM), São Paulo: Subjectivity, boundaries and social reproduction at the urban periphery. NB. You will need a Dropbox login to access the file and it may take a few minutes to download.    

PhD Thesis – Favela, Network and Identity in a Complex City

November 12, 2015

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This is a Dropbox link to my PhD thesis: Favela, network and identity in a complex city: A comparative neighbourhood study in Rio de Janeiro (completed September 2015, Department of Geography, King’s College London). NB. You will need a Dropbox login to access the file and it may take a few minutes to download.   Abstract Although they continue to […]

On Corbyn and our collapsing orthodoxies

October 7, 2015

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our collapsing This article was published on Open Democracy A strange thing has happened in the British political scene since the financial crash of 2008. On the one hand, many mainstream economic commentators have begun to question the orthodoxy that prevailed prior to (and which was largely responsible for) the crash and its continuing fallout. […]

English football’s media-industrial complex – You are the problem!

June 24, 2014

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Without a doubt, the World Cup I most enjoyed as a youngster was USA ’94. Aside from my Merlin sticker book, Baggio’s trickery, Bebeto’s goal celebrations and Valderama’s hair, what, in hindsight, was most enjoyable about the tournament was the fact that England weren’t in it. If my ten-year-old self could have known what would […]

Posted in: Football, UK