Hannah worked in London local government before completing her PhD in the Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London. She also holds degrees in Human Sciences (University of Oxford) and Policy Studies (University of Edinburgh). She has been a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University; a Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow in the Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London; a Research Associate at the Centre for Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford; and a Research Associate in the Department of Social Policy and Criminology, The Open University. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Hannah is Director of Impact for the Department of Sociology, and is co-organiser (with Vicki Squire, Politics and International Studies and Khursheed Wadia in the Centre for Lifelong Learning) of the Warwick Borders, Race, Ethnicity and Migration (BREM) Network.
Hannah has conducted research on multiculture and multiculturalism, local government policy-making, community cohesion policy, migration policy, voluntary and community sector organising, regeneration and urban studies, and diversity and inequality. She was Principal Investigator on one of the first research projects funded by the ESRC Urgency Grants Mechanism, entitled '"Go Home": Mapping the unfolding controversy of Home Office Immigration Campaigns', working with colleagues at six other universities across the UK. Hannah's first book, Negotiating Cohesion, Inequality and Change: Uncomfortable Positions in Local Government (Policy Press, 2013) won the 2014 British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Memorial Prize for best first book in sociology.
Hannah is particularly interested in working with research students interested in critical social policy, urban studies, and identity and belonging, and those working with critical and participative research methods.
Current PhD students
Naoki Yonekawa, "The emergence of intercultural social networks in urban spaces in the UK", co-supervised with John Solomos
Davinia Gregory, working on cultural diversity in the arts, using archival resources from The Drum Arts Centre, co-supervised with Eleonora Belfiore (Centre for Cultural Policy Studies). Collaborative ESRC scholarship with The Drum.
(Forthcoming 2017) Jones, H, Gunaratnam, Y, Bhattacharyya, G, Davies, W, Dhaliwal, S, Forkert, K, Jackson, E and Saltus, R, Go Home? Immigration Controversies and Performative Politics, Manchester: MUP.
(2014) Jones, H and Jackson, E (eds) Stories of Cosmopolitan Belonging: Emotion and Location. London: Routledge/Earthscan.
(2013) Negotiating cohesion, inequality and change: Uncomfortable positions in local government, Bristol: The Policy Press. Winner of the 2014 British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Memorial Prize.
Peer-reviewed journal articles
(2014) '"The best borough in the country for cohesion!": managing place and multiculture in local government', Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol 37, no 4, pp 605-620, doi: 10.1080/01419870.2013.808758
(2015) Neal, S., Bennett, K, Jones, H, Cochrane, A and Mohan, G “Multiculture and public parks: researching super-diversity and attachment in public green space”, Population, Space and Place, vol 21, no 5, pp 463–475, DOI: 10.1002/psp.1910
(2015) Jones, H, Neal, S, Mohan, G, Connell, K, Cochrane, A and Bennett, K “Urban multiculture and everyday encounters in semi-public, franchised café spaces”, The Sociological Review, vol 63 no 3, pp 644-661. DOI: 10.1111/1467-954X.12311
(Forthcoming 2016) Forkert, K, Jackson, E and Jones, H "Whose Feelings Count? Performance Politics, Emotion and Government Immigration Control" in Jupp, E, Pykett, J and Smith, F Emotional States: Governing with Feeling in Policy-Making, Practice and Participation, London: Ashgate.
(2014) Jones, H, Jackson, E and Rhys-Taylor, A "Moving, and being moved" in Jones, H. and Jackson, E. (eds) Stories of Cosmopolitan Belonging: Emotion and Location. London: Routledge/Earthscan, pp. 1-14.
(2014) "Uncomfortable feelings: how local belonging works on local policy makers" in Jones, H. and Jackson, E. (eds) Stories of Cosmopolitan Belonging: Emotion and Location. London: Routledge/Earthscan, pp. 196-202.
(2014) Jackson, E and Jones, H "Creeping familiarities and cosmopolitan futures" in Jones, H. and Jackson, E. (eds) Stories of Cosmopolitan Belonging: Emotion and Location. London: Routledge/Earthscan, pp. 196-202.
(2013) 'Collaboration and Mutual Support in the Third Sector' in Marjorie Mayo, Zoraida Mendiwelso-Bendek and Carol Packham (eds) Community Research for Community Development, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
(2013) Jones, H, Jones, V and Camilo Cock, J 'Impact Measurement or Agenda-Setting?' in Marjorie Mayo, Zoraida Mendiwelso-Bendek and Carol Packham (eds) Community Research for Community Development, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
(2012) "Interview with sociologist Hannah Jones by Ruth Ewan and students from George Mitchell School" in Ruth Ewan, Liberties of the Savoy. London: Bookworks and CREATE London.
(2011) "Negotiating community cohesion", in Alexander, C and James, M (eds) New Directions, New Voices, London: Runnymede Trust.
Research and policy reports
(2012) Seeing the Difference: Measuring the Impact of Small Community Organisations. London: Goldsmiths, University of London.
(2012) Attitudes to Migrants, Communication and Local Leadership: Country research report - United Kingdom. Oxford: COMPAS.
(2010) Sustainability reporting matters: the state of sustainability reporting in the public sector, London: Association of Certified Chartered Accountants.
Newspapers, magazines, online
(2015) "On Being a Twenty First Century Sociologist: a response to Robert Moore", Discover Society, issue 27, 1 Dec
(2015) "Public opinion on the refugee crisis is changing fast – and for the better," The Conversation, 4th September.
(2015) "On ‘British Values’ and Building Fences at Calais," The Huffington Post Blog, 21st August [reposted from www.mappingimmigrationcontroversy.com]
(2014) Jones, H, Bhattacharyya, G, Forkert, K, Davies, W, Dhaliwal, S, Gunaratnam, Y, Jackson, E, Saltus, R and Action Against Racism and Xenophobia '"Swamped" by Anti-Immigrant Communications?", Discover Society, 6th May.
(2011) Jones, H and Riley, M "Behind the Salford riots: 'the kids are angry'", The Guardian, 5 September.
(2011) Salford and Manchester: Some Words on Gwen Jones' photoblog.
(2011) "Measuring happiness", Accounting and Business Magazine, February pp 52–3.
(2010) Jones, H and Jones, G Blackpool Illuminations on Gwen Jones' photoblog
(2008) "Surrounding Hackney", Street Signs, Autumn.
(2008) Jackson, E, Jones, H and Saha, A "A New York Trilogy", Street Signs, Autumn.
See also various entries on http://mappingimmigrationcontroversy.com
Hannah is available for media comment on her areas of expertise. She has previously been interviewed and provided commentary for TV (Sky News, Russia Today), radio (multiple local BBC radio stations, WBAI New York, SFM Radio) and print (The Guardian, The Independent, The Financial Times, The Hindu BusinessLine). She also writes on current events for The Conversation and the Huffington Post Blog. Hannah can be contacted by email or through the press office.