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Debbie Phillips Dr Debbie Phillips

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School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK

Email:
d.a.phillips

Telephone:
+44 (0) 113 34 33319

Research overview

Dr. Debbie Phillips's research interests are in the social constructions of difference, the racialization of space, housing inequalities, and geographies of citizenship and belonging.

Research Interests

  • Social Constructions of Difference
  • The Racialization of Space
  • Housing Inequalities
  • Geographies of Citizenship & Belonging

Research students

  • Irina Kudenko: Jewish Identity in Leeds
  • Charlotte Kelly (with ITS): Housing Mobility and Transport
  • Victoria Cook: Embodied Fieldwork
  • Rajinder Thind: Sikh Identity in Southall
  • Nalini Mohabir:
    Uniting Distant Narratives: the last repatriation of indentured labourers from the Caribbean back to India
  • Max Andrucki: Circuits of Whiteness: Return Migration to South Africa

Presentations

Conferences

  • 2007, 'Anti-Discrimination in Turkey: the challenges of Data Collection and Analysis', paper presentation and workshop leader at EU Fundamental Rights Agency conference, Istanbul, November
  • 2007, 'Data Collection in the Field of Anti-Discrimination in Croatia', paper presentation and workshop leader at EU Fundamental Rights Agency conference Zagreb, October
  • 2007, 'Negotiating Islamic Spaces: Work, Home and Identity amongst Muslim Women', paper presented to the Royal Geographical Society's annual conference, London, August.
  • 2007, keynote speaker, 'Parallel Lives? Challenging Discourses of British Muslim Self-Segregation in Multi-cultural Britain', paper presented to COMPAS annual conference 'Between Parallel Societies and Community Cohesion', University of Oxford, July
  • 2007, workshop leader, 'Migration Race and Population Dynamics' conference, CCSR, University of Manchester, July
  • 2007, 'Segregation and Desegregation in Britain', paper presented to the International Workshop on Integration Segregation, Housing, and Public Policies, Utrecht, June
  • 2007, 'Negotiating Spaces of Difference and Belonging: Asian Narratives of Urban space', paper presented to the American Association of Geographers' annual conference, San Francisco, April.
  • 2007, organised two paper sessions on 'Rethinking Social and Spatial Integration' at the Association of American Geographers' annual conference, San Francisco (co-organiser L. Waite, Leeds).
  • 2006, 'Moving towards Housing integration for Refugees', paper presented to the Royal Geographical Society's annual conference, London, August
  • 2006, organised a paper session on 'Asylum, Immigration and Social Justice' at the Royal Geographical Society's annual conference, London (co-organiser, N. Finney, Manchester).
  • 2006, 'Dislocating Segregation: Understanding Minority Ethnic Housing Integration', paper presented to the annual conference of the European Network of Housing Researchers, Ljubljana, Slovenia, June.
  • 2006, 'Transformative Spaces: Equality and Diversity on Campus', paper presented to the American Association of Geographers' annual conference, Chicago, March.
  • 2006, invited speaker, panel on 'Muslim Immigrants in the Western Societies', American Sociological Association, Montreal, August
  • 2006, panel session on 'Immigration and Multiculturalism in an Age of Insecurity' at the Association of American Geographers' annual conference, Chicago (organised with R. Vanderbeck, Leeds).
  • 2005, 'Unsettling Spaces: Race Equality in Institutions of Higher Education', paper presented to the Royal Geographical Society's annual conference, London, August.
  • 2005, 'Muslim Citizenship in Britain', paper presented to the American Association of Geographers' annual conference, Denver, March.
  • 2005, 'Parallel Lives? Challenging Discourses of British Muslim Self-Segregation in Multi-cultural Britain', paper presented to conference on 'Community Cohesion and the Multi-ethnic Neighbourhood', University of Bristol, January
  • 2004, 'UK National Integration conference', Home Office, June
  • 2004, 'Unsettling spaces: higher education institutions in the UK', paper presented to conference on 'Racial Diversity in Higher Education', Kunming University, China, November
  • 2003, 'Widening participation in UK universities: the challenge of achieving race equality', paper presented to conference on 'Achieving Diversity in Tertiary and Higher Education', Bellagio, Italy, March
  • 2003, 'Parallel Lives: Discourses of Segregation in Bradford', paper presented to the Royal Geographical Society's annual conference, London.
  • 2002, 'The Racialisation of Space in Northern British cities', paper presented to the American Association of Geographers' annual conference, Los Angeles.
  • 2001, evidence presented to the Bradford Race Review, led by Sir Herman Ouseley, Bradford.

Conferences

Organised
  • 2007, international workshop on 'Housing Policy and Desegregation', Utrecht, June 2007.
  • 2006, international workshop on 'Integration, Segregation, Housing and Public Policies' (with Harrison and Law), University of Leeds, September 2006
  • 2006, conference on 'Citizenship and Belonging', University of Leeds, March 2006
  • 2002, conference on 'Institutional Racism in Higher Education' Leeds, July 2002