Kieran Connell

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Kieran Connell

Kieran Connell

  • Visiting Scholar at The Europe Center, 2022

@KConnellWriter

Biography

I am a social and cultural historian of modern Britain with particular interests in race, immigration and the politics of multiculturalism.  I hold degrees from the Universities of Bristol and Birmingham, and currently teach at Queen's University Belfast.  I have previously been a visiting fellow at Queensland University and a Fulbright Scholar at New York University.

My first monograph, Black Handsworth: Race in 1980s Britain was published by the University of California Press in 2019.  It's a study of the socio-political cultures of diaspora among a particular African-Caribbean community in Birmingham, England, and was shortlisted for the Royal Historical Society's Whitfield Prize. I have also co-edited a book on the history of cultural studies, and published widely in various academic journals.  While at Stanford I will be finishing my current monograph, Multicultural Britain: a Modern History, a book that explores the everyday experience of increasing ethnic diversity in four different cities across the second half of the twentieth century.