Dr Ross Beveridge
- Senior Lecturer in Urban Studies (Urban Studies)
I am a Senior Lecturer in Urban Studies with diverse teaching and research interests in the field of urban politics and governance.
An interdisciplinary urbanist, I studied History (University of Manchester) and International Studies (Newcastle University), before conducting EU-funded research on urban infrastructures in Europe and my doctoral project on the politics of urban development and privatisation in 1990s Berlin (Newcastle University). I joined Urban Studies at the University of Glasgow in 2015 from the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS) in Germany, where I had worked for 6 years in various research and teaching posts. Initially at Glasgow I held an Urban Studies Foundation (USF) Senior Research Fellowship, before moving to my current position.
My most recent book is How Cities Can Transform Democracy, co-authored with Philippe Koch (ZHAW Zurich) and published with Polity Press in 2022.
I am a member of the editorial board for the journal Geography Compass and am co-founder and editor of the Urban Political Podcast, which addresses contemporary urban issues through discussions with activists, scholars and policy-makers from around the world.
- democracy and the city
- urban activism and the state
- urban politics of environment, climate and infrastructure
- public space, goods and ownership
- German urban politics
- theories of urban politics
I am interested in supervising doctoral projects related to my specific research interests (see above) and in the broader field of urban politics and governance.
- Hwang, Jeongha
Grounding Creativity: Urban Politics and hidden actors in Dongdaemun fashion cluster’s restructuring
Completed PhD Projects:
Alice Earley (2016-2020)
Community Enterprise, Regeneration and Gentrification.
Michael Scanlan: (2017-2021)
"Inclusive Populism": from Latin American phenomenon to fixture of European Politics
Civis European University Module on Co-creating Urban Futures: Citizen Participation and Local Goverance