Dr Alistair Hunter

  • Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Policy (School of Interdisciplinary Studies)

Biography

I joined the University as Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Policy in 2018. Prior to that I held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh (see Grants below). My PhD (Edinburgh, 2012) was awarded the Maria Baganha Prize for best PhD in the field of migration studies, presented by IMISCOE, the world’s largest network of migration scholars. A book based on my PhD was published open access by Springer in 2018, receiving an honourable mention for the Khayrallah Prize in Migration Studies.


Research interests

  • Ageing
  • Centenarians / Oldest Old
  • International Migration
  • End-of-Life Issues
  • Ethnic and Religious Minorities in the UK / rest of Europe
  • Policymaking
  • Social Systems Theory

Grants

Burying our Differences: Negotiating faith and space in contexts of death and diversity.
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship
2015-2018 (£335,033)

‘Research in Paris’ Scholar Award
Mairie de Paris (Paris City Council)
2015-2016 (€30,000)


Supervision

  • Ageing, especially in connection with health and social care, housing, and pensions.
  • Return and circular migration; transnationalism; diaspora.
  • Migrant integration policies.
  • Ethnic and Religious Minorities in the UK/ rest of Europe.
  • End-of-life issues, especially from a human geography perspective.

Current Research Students

Yahya Barry

Feeling at home and seeing the other side: Muslim responses to Right Wing Populism in the UK and Scandinavia

Sponsor: Alwaleed Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World

Duration: 2016 - present


Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Level 1: Contemporary Health Issues (Course Convenor)
  • Level 2: Research Methods in the Social Sciences (Course Convenor)
  • Level 3: Health and Social Policy in Contemporary Context (Course Convenor)
  • Level 4: Honours Enquiry in Health and Social Policy

Additional information

I have also held positions at the University of St Andrews and the David Hume Institute think-tank. In 2015-16 I was a visiting fellow at INED, the French National Institute for Demographic Studies in Paris.


Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2011
Number of items: 21.

2018

Hunter, A. and Meer, N. (2018) Is Scotland different on race and migration? Scottish Affairs, 27(3), pp. 382-387. (doi:10.3366/scot.2018.0249)

Hunter, A. (2018) Conclusion: The returns from theory and a new approach to home. In: Retirement Home? Ageing Migrant Workers in France and the Question of Return. Series: IMISCOE research series. Springer, pp. 179-198. ISBN 9783319649757 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-64976-4_8)

Hunter, A. (2018) Older migrants: inequalities of ageing from a transnational perspective. In: Westwood, S. (ed.) Ageing, Diversity and Inequality: Social Justice Perspectives. Series: Routledge advances in sociology. Routledge: London, pp. 194-209. ISBN 9780415786690

Hunter, A. (2018) Retirement Home? Ageing Migrant Workers in France and the Question of Return. Series: IMISCOE research series. Springer: Cham. ISBN 9783319649757 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-64976-4)

2017

Böcker, A. and Hunter, A. (2017) Legislating for transnational ageing: a challenge to the logics of the welfare state. European Journal of Ageing, 14(4), pp. 353-363. (doi:10.1007/s10433-017-0431-6) (PMID:29180941) (PMCID:PMC5684041)

Hunter, A. (2017) Cemeteries, secularism, and religious difference in France. [Website]

Ciobanu, R. O. and Hunter, A. (2017) Older migrants and (im)mobilities of ageing: an introduction. Population, Space and Place, 23(5), e2075. (doi:10.1002/psp.2075)

Hunter, A. and Ammann, E. S. (Eds.) (2017) Final Journeys: Migrant End-of-life Care and Rituals in Europe. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138749702

Hunter, A. (2017) Staking a claim to land, faith and family: burial location preferences of Middle Eastern Christian migrants. In: Hunter, A. and Ammann, E. S. (eds.) Final Journeys: Migrant End-of-life Care and Rituals in Europe. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138749702

Hunter, A. and Ammann, E. S. (2017) Migrant end-of-life care and rituals in Europe: an introduction. In: Hunter, A. and Ammann, E. S. (eds.) Final Journeys: Migrant End-of-life Care and Rituals in Europe. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138749702

2016

Galal, L. P., Hunter, A. , Sparre, S. L., McCallum, F. and Wozniak-Bobinska, M. (2016) Middle Eastern Christian spaces in Europe: multi-sited and super-diverse. Journal of Religion in Europe, 9(1), pp. 1-25. (doi:10.1163/18748929-00901002)

Hunter, A. (2016) Deathscapes in diaspora: contesting space and negotiating home in contexts of post-migration diversity. Social and Cultural Geography, 17(2), pp. 247-261. (doi:10.1080/14649365.2015.1059472)

Hunter, A. (2016) Emotional or instrumental? Narratives of home among North and West African seniors in France. In: Walsh, K. and Näre, L. (eds.) Transnational Migration and Home in Older Age. Series: Routledge research in transnationalism (33). Routledge: New York, pp. 75-86. ISBN 9781138887862

Hunter, A. (2016) Staking a claim to land, faith and family: burial location preferences of Middle Eastern Christian migrants. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 37(2), pp. 179-194. (doi:10.1080/07256868.2016.1141759)

Hunter, A. and Ammann, E. S. (2016) End-of-life care and rituals in contexts of post-migration diversity in Europe: an introduction. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 37(2), pp. 95-102. (doi:10.1080/07256868.2016.1142052)

2015

Hunter, A. (2015) "Family values": Remittance dependency and the dilemma of late-in-life return. Hommes et Migrations, 1309, pp. 117-125.

Caponio, T., Hunter, A. and Verbeek, S. (2015) (De)constructing expertise: comparing knowledge utilization in the migrant integration “crisis”. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, 17(1), pp. 26-40. (doi:10.1080/13876988.2014.889902)

Hunter, A. (2015) Empowering or impeding return migration? ICT, mobile phones, and older migrants’ communications with home. Global Networks, 15(4), pp. 485-502. (doi:10.1111/glob.12091)

Hunter, A. and Boswell, C. (2015) Comparing the political functions of independent commissions: the case of UK migrant integration policy. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, 17(1), pp. 10-25. (doi:10.1080/13876988.2014.896117)

Hunter, A. and Boswell, C. (2015) Research-policy dialogues in the United Kingdom. In: Scholten, P., Entzinger, H., Penninx, R. and Verbeek, S. (eds.) Integrating Immigrants in Europe: Research-Policy Dialogues. Series: IMISCOE research series. Springer: Cham, pp. 233-251. ISBN 9783319162553 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-16256-0_13)

2011

Hunter, A. (2011) Theory and practice of return migration at retirement: the case of migrant worker hostel residents in France. Population, Space and Place, 17(2), pp. 179-192. (doi:10.1002/psp.610)

This list was generated on Thu Apr 18 00:45:23 2019 BST.
Number of items: 21.

Articles

Hunter, A. and Meer, N. (2018) Is Scotland different on race and migration? Scottish Affairs, 27(3), pp. 382-387. (doi:10.3366/scot.2018.0249)

Böcker, A. and Hunter, A. (2017) Legislating for transnational ageing: a challenge to the logics of the welfare state. European Journal of Ageing, 14(4), pp. 353-363. (doi:10.1007/s10433-017-0431-6) (PMID:29180941) (PMCID:PMC5684041)

Ciobanu, R. O. and Hunter, A. (2017) Older migrants and (im)mobilities of ageing: an introduction. Population, Space and Place, 23(5), e2075. (doi:10.1002/psp.2075)

Galal, L. P., Hunter, A. , Sparre, S. L., McCallum, F. and Wozniak-Bobinska, M. (2016) Middle Eastern Christian spaces in Europe: multi-sited and super-diverse. Journal of Religion in Europe, 9(1), pp. 1-25. (doi:10.1163/18748929-00901002)

Hunter, A. (2016) Deathscapes in diaspora: contesting space and negotiating home in contexts of post-migration diversity. Social and Cultural Geography, 17(2), pp. 247-261. (doi:10.1080/14649365.2015.1059472)

Hunter, A. (2016) Staking a claim to land, faith and family: burial location preferences of Middle Eastern Christian migrants. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 37(2), pp. 179-194. (doi:10.1080/07256868.2016.1141759)

Hunter, A. and Ammann, E. S. (2016) End-of-life care and rituals in contexts of post-migration diversity in Europe: an introduction. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 37(2), pp. 95-102. (doi:10.1080/07256868.2016.1142052)

Hunter, A. (2015) "Family values": Remittance dependency and the dilemma of late-in-life return. Hommes et Migrations, 1309, pp. 117-125.

Caponio, T., Hunter, A. and Verbeek, S. (2015) (De)constructing expertise: comparing knowledge utilization in the migrant integration “crisis”. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, 17(1), pp. 26-40. (doi:10.1080/13876988.2014.889902)

Hunter, A. (2015) Empowering or impeding return migration? ICT, mobile phones, and older migrants’ communications with home. Global Networks, 15(4), pp. 485-502. (doi:10.1111/glob.12091)

Hunter, A. and Boswell, C. (2015) Comparing the political functions of independent commissions: the case of UK migrant integration policy. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, 17(1), pp. 10-25. (doi:10.1080/13876988.2014.896117)

Hunter, A. (2011) Theory and practice of return migration at retirement: the case of migrant worker hostel residents in France. Population, Space and Place, 17(2), pp. 179-192. (doi:10.1002/psp.610)

Books

Hunter, A. (2018) Retirement Home? Ageing Migrant Workers in France and the Question of Return. Series: IMISCOE research series. Springer: Cham. ISBN 9783319649757 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-64976-4)

Book Sections

Hunter, A. (2018) Conclusion: The returns from theory and a new approach to home. In: Retirement Home? Ageing Migrant Workers in France and the Question of Return. Series: IMISCOE research series. Springer, pp. 179-198. ISBN 9783319649757 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-64976-4_8)

Hunter, A. (2018) Older migrants: inequalities of ageing from a transnational perspective. In: Westwood, S. (ed.) Ageing, Diversity and Inequality: Social Justice Perspectives. Series: Routledge advances in sociology. Routledge: London, pp. 194-209. ISBN 9780415786690

Hunter, A. (2017) Staking a claim to land, faith and family: burial location preferences of Middle Eastern Christian migrants. In: Hunter, A. and Ammann, E. S. (eds.) Final Journeys: Migrant End-of-life Care and Rituals in Europe. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138749702

Hunter, A. and Ammann, E. S. (2017) Migrant end-of-life care and rituals in Europe: an introduction. In: Hunter, A. and Ammann, E. S. (eds.) Final Journeys: Migrant End-of-life Care and Rituals in Europe. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138749702

Hunter, A. (2016) Emotional or instrumental? Narratives of home among North and West African seniors in France. In: Walsh, K. and Näre, L. (eds.) Transnational Migration and Home in Older Age. Series: Routledge research in transnationalism (33). Routledge: New York, pp. 75-86. ISBN 9781138887862

Hunter, A. and Boswell, C. (2015) Research-policy dialogues in the United Kingdom. In: Scholten, P., Entzinger, H., Penninx, R. and Verbeek, S. (eds.) Integrating Immigrants in Europe: Research-Policy Dialogues. Series: IMISCOE research series. Springer: Cham, pp. 233-251. ISBN 9783319162553 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-16256-0_13)

Edited Books

Hunter, A. and Ammann, E. S. (Eds.) (2017) Final Journeys: Migrant End-of-life Care and Rituals in Europe. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138749702

Website

Hunter, A. (2017) Cemeteries, secularism, and religious difference in France. [Website]

This list was generated on Thu Apr 18 00:45:23 2019 BST.