Rhys Dafydd Jones

BA (Hons.) MA PhD (Wales) PGCtHE FRGS SFHEA

 Rhys Dafydd Jones

Lecturer

Department of Geography and Earth Sciences

Contact Details

Profile

Rhys is a social geographer interested in migration, multiculturalism, civic participation, and belonging. He completed his BA (2006), MA (2007) and PhD (2011) at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He was appointed to a lectureship in human geography at DGES in 2011. Rhys is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is co-convenor of the WISERD research network Migration Research Wales, and a member of the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society executive.

Teaching

Module Coordinator
Tutor
Lecturer
Coordinator
Grader

Research

Rhys' research interests are broadly concerned with migration, multiculturalism, civic participation, and belonging. Specifically, he is interested in lifestyle migration and regional inequalities, transnational belonging and non-beloning in minority nations (largely focussing on EU migration and Brexit in Wales), international migration and religious diversity in rural regions, and civic participation as place-making activities.

Rhys led the Work Package 'Migrants and minorities in civil society' for the ESRC Research Centre WISERD Civil Society (2014-2019), and was Co-I on the Horizon2020 project IMAJINE, working on the work package 'Migration, territorial inequalities, and spatial injustice' led from the University of Groningen. He is also involved in two work pacakages of WISERD's current incarnation as an ESRC Research Centre, WISERD Civic Stratification and Civil Repair (2019-2024): 'Borders, boundary mechanisms, and migration' (led from Bangor University) and 'Populism, conflict, and political polarisation'. Rhys was also co-I on the ESRC research project 'Mobilising Voluntary Action in the four UK jurisdictions: learning from today, prepared for tomorrow', serving as the academic lead for Wales.

Responsibilities

Chair, DGES Examination Board

Research Groups

Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

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

Publications

Guma, T, Drinkwater, S & Jones, RD 2022, 'Communities of/for Interest: Revisiting the Role of Migrants’ Online Groups', Sociology. 10.1177/00380385221104008
Acheson, N, Crawford, L, Grotz, J, Hardill, I, Hayward, D, Hogg, E, Jones, RD, Linning, M, Rees, S, Rutherford, A, Speed, E, McGarvey, A, Goodall, C & Stuart, J 2022, Mobilising the voluntary sector: critical reflections from across the four UK nations. in J Rees, R Macmillan, C Dayson, C Damm & C Bynner (eds), COVID-19 and the Voluntary Community Sector in the UK: responses, impacts, and adaption. Policy Press.
Goodwin-Hawkins, B, Mahon, M, Farrell, M & Jones, RD 2022, 'Situating spatial justice in counter-urban lifestyle mobilities: Relational rural theory in a time of crisis', Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography. 10.1080/04353684.2022.2086895
Lundie, J, Rees, S & Jones, RD 2022, The varied responses of the voluntary sector in Wales to the COVID-19 pandemic. in I Hardill, J Grotz & L Crawford (eds), Mobilising Voluntary Action in the UK: Learning from the Pandemic. Policy Press, pp. 128-150.
Drinkwater, S, Guma, T & Jones, RD 2022, Xenophobia, hostility, and austerity: European migrants and civil society in Wales’. in P Chaney & I Rees Jones (eds), Civil Society in an Age of Uncertainty: Institutions, Governance and the Existential Challenge facing Civil Society. Policy Press, pp. 163-185.
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