Rhys Dafydd Jones

BA (Hons.) MA PhD (Wales)

 Rhys Dafydd Jones

Lecturer

Department of Geography and Earth Sciences

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Profile

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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Research

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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Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

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

Publications

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..
Goodwin-Hawkins, B & Jones, RD 2020, Welsh-Breton Town Twinning: Opportunities and Challenges for the Future..
Goodwin-Hawkins, B & Jones, RD 2020, '‘Affordification’: Conceptualising migration and spatial inequalities beyond the gentrification debate', Paper presented at 3rd International Conference on Migration and Mobilities, St Andrews, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 08 Jul 2020 - 10 Jul 2020.
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
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