Dr Deborah Phillips

Dr Deborah Phillips

Dr Deborah Phillips

Deborah Phillips became a member of St Peter’s College in 2013. She has particular research interests in social justice, racial equality, citizenship and belonging, and has published widely in the field of race, ethnicity and social geography. Her current research concerns the impact of new migration on community relations and the experience and enactment of British Muslim urban citizenship. She is an advisor on several EU projects on ethnic segregation, integration and religious difference, and is currently co- editing a special issue of a journal on the topic of migration, community and place.

Deborah teaches human geography, with a particular emphasis on social and cultural geography, social theory and qualitative research methods. 

Deborah studied Geography at University College London (BA), the University of British Columbia (MA) and the University of Cambridge (PhD). She has taught geography at the University of Leeds since 1990, where she continues to hold a Readership. She was deputy director of the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies at the University of Leeds from 1998-2008.

Recent publications

Phillips, D.. B. Athwal, D. Robinson and M. Harrison (2013) Towards Inter-cultural Engagement: Building Shared Visions of Neighbourhood and Community in an Era of New Migration.  Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studieshttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1369183X.2013.782146

Phillips, D. (2012) Unsettling spaces: Higher Education Institutions in the UK. In, W. Allen et al. (eds.) As the World Turns: Diversity and Global Shifts in Higher Education Theory, Research and Practice. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing. 500 pp. ISBN: 9781780526409.

Bolt, G., Ozuekren, S. and Phillips, D. (eds.) (2012) Linking Integration and Residential Segregation. Abingdon: Routledge. 208 pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-50445-4.