Professor Anoop Nayak
Professor in Social and Cultural Geography
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- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6347
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- Address: School of Geography, Politics & Sociology
Newcastle upon Tyne
Anoop's main research interests are in the areas of:
(i) Race, Ethnicity and Migration; (ii) Youth Studies; (iii) Masculinities, Gender and Culture
Chair in Social and Cultural Geography
Roles and Responsibilities
Head of Geography
PhD Human Geography - Ivory Lives: Race, Ethnicity and the Practice of Whiteness amongst Young People (passed with no corrections)
M.Soc. Sci. Cultural Studies (Distinction)
BA Hons Literature and History
Research Fellow (School of Education, Newcastle University)
Lecturer in Cultural and Media Studies (Liverpool John Moores University)
ESRC Research Officer (University of Birmingham)
Editorial Board Membership
British Journal of Sociology of Education
Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power.
My research interests are in the fields of racism, ethnicity, migration and asylum; youth and cultural studies; masculinities, education and labour; whiteness, nationalism and new theories of social class.
As a former postgraduate in Cultural Studies (University of Birmingham) I am a trained ethnographer with an interest in life-history, biography and visual methods.
I am currently working on a project exploring education, aspirations and employment amongst Bangladeshi youth (funded by a Catherine Cookson Foundation Award). I am also writing up research exploring everyday encounters amongst Bangladeshi youth exploring issues of racism, resistance and mobility. Recent publications include a co-edited a special issue for Sociology (with Nasar Meer) entitled 'Race ends where? Race, racism and contemporary Sociology E-Special Issue 2 (2013): 1-18. A joint book (with Mary Jane Kehily) Gender, Youth and Culture: Global Masculinities and Femininities (2013) and articles in such journals as Political Geography; Social and Cultural Geography; Environment and Planning A. I have recently had a paper accepted by the Journal of Youth Studies (2014) exploring young people, poverty and place.
1. Rebecca Richardson - Place Branding for Urban Development: Newcastle and Gateshead in Comparative International Context (ESRC/CASE NGI) (with Andy Pike)
2. Robin Finlay ‘Living with the Other’: Race, Religion and the Performance of Immigrant Identities in Grenada, Spain (ESRC 1+3) (with Alastair Bonnett)
3. Joanna Wiseman - The Impossibility of Belonging? Young Asylum Seekers' Constructions of Identity and the Implications for Integration (ESRC/CASE Scottish Government) (with Peter Hopkins)
4. Elinor Predoti - 'Boys in the Wood': Young Masculinities and their use of Woodland and Forest Areas (ESRC/CASE with Scottish Forestry Commission) (with Peter Hopkins)
5. M.A. Kevin Brice - British Muslim Converts and the Question of Whiteness (self-funded; with Peter Hopkins and Alastair Bonnett)
6. Gillian Denny - A Biographical Approach to the Perpetrators of Racist Violence in North East England (self-funded; with Alastair Bonnett)
7. Graham Gaunt - Masculinities, Youth Transitions and Contemporary Apprenticeships (ESRC +3 CASE with North East Training Association; with Robert Hollands)
8. Jenny Smith - Asylum Seekers, Mobility and Urban Encounters (ESRC +3 CASE with West End Refugee Services; with Peter Hopkins)
9. Madeleine Thompson - Migrant Nurses in the Fillopines: Occidentalism and the Geographical Imagination, (ESRC +3; with Alastair Bonnett)
Michael Richardson - Irish Masculinities and Inter-generational Relations in Tyneside (ESRC) (with Peter Hopkins completed 2014)
Rahiela Ali - Muslim Women in Scotland (ESRC/CASE Scottish Government)(with Peter Hopkins completed 2013)
Alex Tan - Chinese Youth, Home-spaces and Identity (ESRC)(with Peter Hopkins completed 2013)
Boris Pajkovic - 'Patriots' or 'Traitors'?: Nationalism, Conflict and Tranformation in Montenegro (Overseas Research Scholarship, completed 2011)
Raksha Pande - Wedded to Tradition?: Arranged Marriage, Postcolonial Belonging and the South Asian Disapora (Faculty Bursary Award) (with Peter Phillimore, completed 2010)
Peter Thomas - Alternative Spaces in Temporal Places: Production, Consumption and Performance at Independent Music Fesitivals (ESRC, with Alex Hughes completed 2008)
Hannah MacPherson - Landscapes of Blindness and Visual Impairment: Sight, Touch and Laughter in the English Countryside (ESRC, with Alastair Bonnett & Maggie Roe completed 2007)
Andrew Law - Constructions of Englishness through Built Heritage(with Alastair Bonnett, completed)
I have delivered keynote addresses at various academic conferences and ESRC events. Recently this includes invited international keynotes and plenary at conferences in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Joensuu, Finland; Roskilde, Denmark; Limmerick, Ireland; Jena, Germany and Waikato, New Zealand. I have previously been a Visiting Scholar at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Melbourne, Australia), Monash University (Melbourne, Australia 2006) and at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada 2008). I have appeared on BBC television and websites, provided research on ethnicity for Channel 4 and regularly make statements in local and national press.
GEO3099: Dissertation (Module leader)
GEO3065: Race, Place and Nation (Module leader)
GEO2031: Globalisation, Culture and Development (Module leader)
GEO2100: Contested Geographies of New York City
GEO2044: Advanced Study Skills
GEO2096: Geographical Research Methods
GEO1011: Geographical Imaginations
I currently mentor 8 PhD students in various areas of social and cultural geography. I am happy to supervise PhD students in my specialist areas of race, racisms and ethnicities; youth and cultural studies; transformations to social class; masculinities, gender and labour. At postgraduate level I teach:
HASS804 Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences
GEO 8015 Planning Geographical Research (module leader)
GEO 8016 Philosophies in Human Geography
GEO 8017 Human Geography: Concepts in Action (module leader)
GEO 889 Research Dissertation (module leader)
- Nayak A. Purging the nation: race, conviviality and embodied encounters in the lives of British Bangladeshi Muslim young women. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 2017, 42(2), 289–302.
- Meer N, Nayak A. Race ends where? Race, racism and contemporary sociology. Sociology 2015, 49(6), NP3-NP20.
- Meer N, Nayak A, Pande R. Special Section Introduction: The Matter of Race. Sociological Research Online 2015, 20(3), 13.
- Nayak A. White Lines: Racist Graffiti, Skinhead Youth and Violence in the English Suburbs. In: Rinehart, R.E; emerald, e; and Matamua, R, ed. Ethnographies in Pan Pacific Research: Tensions and Positionings. New York: Routledge, 2015, pp.145-162. In Preparation.
- Nayak A. Young People, Work and Worklessness. In: Blazek, M; and Kraftl, P, ed. Children's Emotions in Policy and Practice: Mapping and Making Spaces of Childhood. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave MacMillan, 2015, pp.122-137.
- Nayak A, Kehily MJ. 'Chavs, chavettes and pramface girls': Teenage mothers, marginalised young men and the management of stigma. Journal of Youth Studies 2014, 17(10), 1330-1345.
- Nayak A. Race: towards critical sociologies of subversion. British Journal of Sociology of Education 2014, 35(3), 475-483.
- Nayak A, Kehily MJ. Gender, Youth and Culture: Global Masculinities and Femininities. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2013.
- Nayak A. Race, religion and British multiculturalism: The political responses of Black and Minority Ethnic voluntary organisations to multicultural cohesion. Political Geography 2012, 31(7), 454-463.
- Nayak A, Jeffrey A. Geographical Thought: An Introduction to Ideas in Human Geography. Harlow: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2011.
- Nayak A. Geography, race and emotions: social and cultural intersections. Social & Cultural Geography 2011, 12(6), 548-562.
- Nayak A. Race, affect, and emotion: young people, racism, and graffiti in the postcolonial English suburbs. Environment and Planning A 2010, 42(10), 2370-2392.
- Nayak A. Beyond the pale: chavs, youth and social class. In: Sveinsson KP, ed. Who Cares about the White Working Class?. London: Runnymede Trust, 2009, pp.28-35.
- Nayak A. Race, ethnicity and young people. In: Montgomery, H and Kellet, M, ed. Children and Young People's Worlds: Developing Frameworks for Integrated Practice. Bristol: The Policy Press, 2009, pp.90-108.
- Nayak A. The beer and the boys: masculine traditions in a post-industrial economy. In: Martino,W; Kehler, M; Weaver-Hightower, MB, ed. The Problem with Boys' Education: Beyond the Backlash. New York: Routledge, 2009, pp.149-168.
- Nayak A. Youth, religion and multiculture. In: Montgomery, H and Kellet, M, ed. Children and Young People's Worlds: Developing Frameworks for Integrated Practice. Bristol: The Policy Press, 2009, pp.199-217.
- Nayak A, Kehily M. Gender, Youth and Culture: Young Masculinities and Femininities. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2008.
- Kehily M, Nayak A. Global femininities: Consumption, culture and the significance of place. Discourse 2008, 29(3), 325-342.
- Nayak A. Young People’s Geographies of Racism and Anti-racism: The Case of North East England. In: Dwyer, C. and Bressey, C, ed. New Geographies of Race and Racism. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008, pp.269-282.
- Nayak A. Critical whiteness studies. Sociology Compass 2007, 1(2), 737-755.
- Nayak A. After race: Ethnography, race and post-race theory. Ethnic and Racial Studies 2006, 29(3), 411-430.
- Nayak A. Displaced masculinities: Chavs, youth and class in the post-industrial city. Sociology 2006, 40(5), 813-831.
- Nayak A, Kehily M. Gender undone: Subversion, regulation and embodiment in the work of Judith Butler. British Journal of Sociology of Education 2006, 27(4), 459-472.
- Nayak A. Youth Subcultures. In: Cashmore E, ed. Encyclopedia of Race and Ethnic Relations. London: Routledge, 2004, pp.456-458.
- Nayak A. 'Boyz to men': Masculinities, schooling and labour transitions in de-industrial times. Educational Review 2003, 55(2), 147-159.
- Bonnett A, Nayak A. Geographies of race and racialization: The territory of race. In: Anderson K; Domosh M; Pile S; Thrift N, ed. The Handbook of Cultural Geography. London: Sage, 2003, pp.300-312.
- Nayak A. 'Ivory Lives': Economic Restructuring and the Making of Whiteness in a Post-industrial Youth Community. European Journal of Cultural Studies 2003, 6(3), 305-325.
- Nayak A. Last of the 'Real Geordies'? White masculinities and the subcultural response to deindustrialisation. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 2003, 21(1), 7-25.
- Nayak A. 'Pale warriors': skinhead culture and the embodiment of white masculinities. In: Kehily MJ; Swann J, ed. Children's Cultural Worlds. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons/Open University Press, 2003.
- Nayak A. Race, Place and Globalization : Youth Cultures in a Changing World. Oxford: Berg, 2003.
- Nayak A. 'Through children's eyes': Childhood, place and the fear of crime. Geoforum 2003, 34(3), 303-315.