University of South Wales

I am Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. I studied sociology as both an undergraduate and postgraduate student, and was awarded my PhD from Bangor University. I have written widely on a range of issues in the broad field of political sociology, but most especially on nationalism. I am currently writing on what is often referred to as ‘temporary migration’, following a project which studied the experiences of individuals who had moved, over the last decade, from Poland to work in Wales.

Migrants, Minorities and Engagement in Local Civil Society
Overview This project combined quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to examine the participation of European migrants from the A8 countries in local civil society. Fieldwork took place in three localities across Wales; one urban, one rural and one semi-rural.
Research Team:
Rhys Dafydd Jones (Aberystwyth University), Stephen Drinkwater (University of Roehampton), Andrew Thompson (University of South Wales), Taulant Guma (Aberystwyth University)