Dr Gareth Mulvey
- Senior Lecturer (Sociology)
I have worked as a researcher in Universities and the voluntary sector for over 15-years. During that time I completed a PhD in Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde where I looked at how immigration policy was made under the premiership of Tony Blair. Subsequently I have mostly worked around issues of migration, migration policy and the impact of policy on diverse migrant communities. I am interested in both how policy is made but also how it is received.
My other interests are concerned with social policy, particularly poverty, and about the relationship between central and devolved Government in the UK and how this impacts on social policy. I have a developing interest in the way social policy (much of it devolved) in some cases clashes with reserved policy. This links back to the question of policy and how it is made at different levels of government.
At the moment my main research looks at migrant integration policy in different parts of the UK and the experiences of young Syrian refugees in the UK (a Global Challenged Research Fund project). I have also been working with colleagues in the Helping Hands Network on refugee solidarity movements, their conditionalities and questions of sustainability.
I have recently published work on the relationship between neoliberalism and migration policy in the UK; the prospects for a more open sense of identity in Scotland and the relationship between reserved immigration policy and devolved immigrant policy in Scotland.
I have also recently done some work on the role of migrants and minorities in the Scottish referendum, looking at Poles and people of Pakistani origin, how they views their identities and whether that would have any impact on how they planned to vote. An edited collection will be coming out in 2016 about this. This has prompted more interest in issues of identity, be that national, transnational, local, class etc and I am keen to pursue work looking at the political ramifications of generational changes in identities.
I have supervised a number of students in the past and am currently undertaking PhD supervision on the role of the Arts in refugee integration in Glasgow; the role of the church in integtrating catholic migrants in Norway; and the racialisation of Roma communitiies in Scotland.
- Akhtar, Smina
Experiences of and Resistance to State Racism in Scotland
- SOCIO1010 Sociology 1B Migration & Society
- SOCIO4107 Contemporary Migration in a Global persepctive (Sem 1)
- SOCIO4108 Migration, multiculturalism and Belonging (Sem 2)
- The State, Institutions and Policy: A Political Sociology Approach
- Masters Global Migrations and Social Justice