Rhys Dafydd Jones

BA (Hons.) MA PhD (Wales)

 Rhys Dafydd Jones


Department of Geography and Earth Sciences

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I am a social and political geographer interested in migration and multiculturalism in minority nations and rural societies.  I graduated with a BA in Geography and International Politics in 2006, before taking an MA in Space, Place & Politics in 2007.  I completed my PhD, Faith, Identity, and the everyday: the quotidian geographies of Muslims in west Wales in 2011, under the supervision of Professor Mike Woods and Professor Rhys Jones.  After seven years as a student here, I formally joined the DGES staff as a Teaching Fellow in 2010, and was appointed to a Lectureship in Human Geography  (initially funded by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol) in 2011.



My research areas can be categorised under three distinct fields, which broadly address questions of cohesion, inclusivity, and conviviality.  Firstly, I am interested in migration and multiculturalism in rural regions and in minority nations.  Secondly, I am fascinated by questions about the (continued) role of religion and religious diversity in society, including motivation for participation in civil society.  Finally, I am eager to explore 'more-than-civic' participation in civil society, including actions which may be considered radical and extreme.  A final, emerging field of interest is related to uncertainty and hostility in the context of Brexit.

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Goodwin-Hawkins, B & Jones, RD 2019, '1997 and 2016: Referenda, Brexit, and (re-)bordering at the European periphery' New Global Studies. https://doi.org/10.1515/ngs-2019-0031
Goodwin-Hawkins, B & Jones, RD 2019, 'Aspiration amidst inequality: Middle-class migrants to ‘left behind’ regions' Paper presented at Turbulent Times: Rethinking Regions and Cities, London, 14 Nov 2019 - 15 Nov 2019, .
Jones, RD 2019, 'Book review: Religion and Space: Competition, Conflict and Violence in the Contemporary World' Cultural Geographies. https://doi.org/10.1177/1474474018811665
Jones, RD, Gawlewicz, A, Heley, J & Neal , S 2019, 'LA CAMPAGNA INGLESE NON È UN QUADRO DI CONSTABLE' Revista Italiana Di Geopolitica .
Goodwin-Hawkins, B & Jones, RD 2019, 'Negotiating citizenships: German citizens, European Union citizenship, and the limits of denizenship' Paper presented at Annual Conference of the Association for German Studies in Great Britain and Ireland , Bristol, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 04 Sep 2019 - 06 Sep 2019, .
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