Rhys Dafydd Jones

BA (Hons.) MA PhD (Wales)

 Rhys Dafydd Jones


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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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  • Monday 16:10-17:00
  • Thursday 10:10-11:00


Book review: Religion and Space: Competition, Conflict and Violence in the Contemporary WorldJones, R. D., 2019 , In : Cultural Geographies.
After Brexit: 10 Key Questions for Rural Policy in WalesWoods, M., Bowen, R., Dwyer, J., Jones, R. D., Liddon, A., Marsden, T., Midmore, P., Shortall, S., Williams, P. & Wynne-Jones, S., 2018 , Centre for Rural Economy Newcastle University. 17 p.
The makeshift and the contingent: Lefebfre and the production of precarious sacred spaceJones, R. D., 2018 , In : Environment and Planning D: Society and Space.
“Where are we going to go now?” EU migrants' experiences of hostility, anxiety and (non-)belonging during BrexitGuma, T. & Jones, R. D., 2018 , In : Population, Space & Place. e2198.
Post-pastoral? Rethinking religion and the reconstruction of rural spaceJones, R. & Heley, J., 2016 , In : Journal of Rural Studies.45, p. 15-239 p.
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