Welcome to Timothy Peace!
Issued: Thu, 06 Jul 2017 13:30:00 BST
Tim Peace has recently joined the School as an LKAS Fellow in Politics. Prior to this he was a Lecturer in Comparative European Politics at the University of Stirling. His research interests include religion and politics; social movements; British, French and Italian politics; as well as migration and integration. He will be a Co-Investigator on a project that has been funded by the ERA-NET Cofund Smart Urban Futures scheme supported by the European Commission and funded under Horizon 2020. The project has a total value of €1.4 million and is led by Professor Nasar Meer at the University of Edinburgh. GLIMER (Governance and the Local Integration of Migrants and Europe’s Refugees) seeks to work towards innovative solutions that transform the current refugee crisis in Europe into an opportunity. Inspired by the success of ‘welcoming cities’ in southern Italy, the consortium will work with civil society groups, local authorities, businesses, citizens and refugee groups in order to support sustainable urban development and the successful integration of diverse communities. Tim will be focusing on the case study of Glasgow and is looking forward to working with other colleagues that are part of GRAMNet. Other project partners include the University of Calabria, Malmö University and the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies in Cyprus. The project is due to start in September 2017 and will last for 3 years.