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Dr Gillian Evans - personal details

Contact details

Role: Lecturer in Social Anthropology

Tel: 0161 275-8994

Location: Arthur Lewis Building-2.068
School of Social Sciences
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




Gillian studied social anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies before completing her Master's and PhD degree in the Social Anthropology of Children and Child Development in the Centre for Child-Focused Anthropological Research (CFAR) at Brunel University. In 2006, Gillian published an ethnographic monograph, entitled Educational Failure and Working Class White Children in Britain, based on her PhD research about the post-industrial docklands of Southeast London. The book generated national debate about the position of the white working classes in Britain, and Gillian went on to publish further work about the relationship between social class, race, ethnicity and multiculturalism in Britain. 

Gillian held a Research Council UK Fellowship from 2007-2012 in the Centre for the Study of Social and Economic Change (CRESC), at Manchester, and undertook a long-term ethnographic study of the planning and delivery of the Olympic Legacy in the post-industrial East End of London. Gillian has now published a new ethnographic monograph based on this research.