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.


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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


Goodwin-Hawkins, B & Jones, RD 2021, 'Rethinking lifestyle and middle-class migration in “left behind” regions', Population, Space, and Place. https://doi.org/10.1002/PSP.2495
Neal , S, Gawlewicz, A, Heley, J & Jones, RD 2021, 'Rural Brexit? The ambivalent politics of rural community, migration and dependency', Journal of Rural Studies, vol. 82, pp. 176-183. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2021.01.017
Busfield, M, Griffiths, H, Jones, C, Jones, R & Jones, RD 2020, Daearyddiaeth: Astudio a dehongli'r byd a'i bobl. Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.
O'Connor, S, Goodwin-Hawkins, B & Jones, RD 2020, 'Exchange and twinning in an age of borders: (inter)nationalism, mobility, encounter, and participation', RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2020, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 01 Sep 2020 - 04 Sep 2020.
Goodwin-Hawkins, B & Jones, RD 2020, Gefeilldrefi Cymreig-Llydaweg: Cyfleoedd a heriau ar gyfer y dyfodol..
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