Join us on Thursday the 21st October for an exciting LIVE panel event where we’ll be putting your questions to researchers in the field of Urban Anthropology.
Find out more about our panellists below!
Dr Constance Smith
Lecturer at the University of Manchester
“Before coming to Manchester, I was Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Institute for Global Prosperity at UCL. I hold a PhD in Anthropology and Material and Visual Culture from UCL. A former Fulbright scholar, I have a background in History and Museum Studies, which inform my interests in temporalities of change and the production of history, and how these are influenced by materials, objects and design.
My primary research focus is the anthropology of architecture, time and urban change. I am interested in shifting landscapes of buildings, planning and infrastructure and how their materialities inflect ways of engaging with the past and anticipating the future. I have conducted extensive fieldwork in African cities, including Nairobi, Kampala and Addis Ababa, and more recently, on urban change and placemaking in London.”
Dr Hannah Knox
Associate Professor University College London
Hannah gained her PhD from the University of Manchester in 2003 and joined UCL in 2014 after from the ESRC Centre for Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC) at the University of Manchester.
Her research is concerned with understanding processes of social and political transformation through the ethnographic study of technical relations and expert practices. Over the years her work has moved from a focus on struggles over knowledge and expertise to incorporate the role that materials of different kinds play in shaping techno-political relations. Most recently she has been studying the politics of energy and climate change in a project that has been following the pursuit of carbon reduction strategies by a network of scientists, activists and local authority officers in Manchester, UK.