Dr Andy Clark
Research Associate in Oral History
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: 0191 208 4602
- Address: Room 6.19, Daysh Building
Newcastle upon Tyne
My primary research interests are the multifaceted impacts of deindustrialisation on working-class communities in Britain and North America. I am particularly interested in moving the discussion beyond industrial male workers, and my research focuses on the under-examined response of women to industrial closure. My PhD was jointly supervised with Human Resource Management, and I am particularly interested in mobilization theory and historical instances of unofficial worker activism. I am also interested in the history of apprenticeship schemes in the North East of England.
Between 2013 and 2016 I was the Research Coordinator for the University of Strathclyde’s Models of University-Schools Engagement (MUSE) Project with a local high school. In this role, it was my responsibility to devise and conduct an original oral history project with year-11 pupils. The project was commended by the Scottish Parliament in a motion introduced by the local MSP following a public presentation by the pupils involved.
- Clark A, Gibbs E. ‘Voices of social dislocation, lost work and economic restructuring: Narratives from marginalised localities in the ‘New Scotland’. Memory Studies 2019. In Preparation.
- Fraser A, Hamilton-Smith N, Clark A, Atkinson C, Graham W, McBride M. Community Experiences of Serious Organised Crime in Scotland - Research Findings. Edinburgh: Scottish Government, 2018.
- Clark A. Stealing Our Identity and Taking It over to Ireland’: Deindustrialization, Resistance, and Gender in Scotland. In: High, S., Perchard, A., and MacInnon, L, ed. The Deindustrialized World: Confronting Ruination in Postindustrial Places. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2017, pp.331-347.
- Clark A. Reclaiming Football for the Working Class. Working-Class Studies Association, 2017. Available at: https://workingclassstudies.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/reclaiming-football-for-the-working-class/.
- Clark A. Reflections of an oral historian working with school pupils. 2017. Available at: https://ohhen.wordpress.com/2017/06/23/reflections-of-an-oral-historian-working-with-school-pupils/.
- Clark A. Collaborating with schools: challenges and opportunities for oral historians. Oral History 2015, 44, 107-115.
- Clark A. The Working Class Argument for Scottish Independence. Washington, DC: Working-Class Studies Association, 2014. Available at: https://workingclassstudies.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/the-working-class-argument-for-scottish-independence/.
- Clark A. And the next thing the chairs barricaded the door’: The Lee Jeans factory occupation, trade unionism and gender in Scotland in the 1980s. Scottish Labour History 2013, 48, 116-134.