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PhD projects

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
- Race and immigration
- Urban history
- The New Left


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Research Interests

I am a social and cultural historian of late twentieth-century Britain.  My research interests include race, immigration, the New Left, cultural studies, urban history, sex work and photography, and I have published on these areas in Social HistoryHistory Workshop JournalPatterns of Prejudice, Twentieth Century British History and other journals.  I am the co-editor of Cultural Studies 50 Years On (2016) and my first monograph - Black Handsworth: race in 1980s Britain - was published by the University of California Press in 2019 and shortlisted for the Whitfield Prize. I have curated several public exhibitions, including Janet Mendelsohn: Varna Road at the Ikon Gallery in 2016.  My research has been supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council the Fulbright Commission and, most recently, the British Academy.


Dr Kieran Connell teaches on the following programmes: 

HIS2018 The Making of Contemporary Britain

HIS2055 History and Society

HIS3119 'There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack': race and immigration in post-war Britain

MHY7079 From Blitz to Blair: exploring post-war Britain

MHY7035 Debates in History

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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