Research Group

Economy, Society and Governance

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We are a group of human geographers with research interests in economic geographies, governance, and citizenship.


We research:

Economic geographies, including: regional development and growth, evolutionary economic geography, innovation, digital technologies, knowledge, craft, heritage, the creative economy, venture capital and firm finance, firm location and form, social enterprise, entrepreneurship, work location and form, and gender.

Governance and citizenship, including: welfare policy, local governance, urban policy, migration, borders, diaspora, care, gender, affect and emotion, everyday life, and popular understandings of politics.

People, projects and publications


Dr Rishika Mukhopadhyay

Lecturer in Development Geographies

Research interests

  • Critical heritage studies
  • Craft Economy
  • Southern Urbanism

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Dr Yu-Shan Tseng

Res Fellow (Anniversary Fellowship) ELS

Accepting applications from PhD students

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