Katherine Stansfeld

PhD Candidate, Royal Holloway

Katherine is a postgraduate research student whose work focuses on mapping vernacular geographies in places of super-diversity. Her PhD explores how, in the context of ‘super-diversity’ and multicultural London, the ‘vernacular geographies’ of different people represent both cultural complexity and shared spaces of encounter and civic culture. Drawing on wider arguments for the ‘thrown-togetherness’ of place, the project is interested in how contemporary cartographic and geographic information can map places as constellations of trajectories.

Katherine’s research is funded by a CASE Award; a +3 Studentship from the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) South East Doctoral Training Centre and Ordnance Survey


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    PhD Candidate, Royal Holloway