Ben Gidley Former Staff

Ben Gidley was an Associate Professor and Senior Researcher at COMPAS (2011-2015). He is currently working at Birkbeck, University of London and continues to be linked to ongoing work at COMPAS on social cohesion.

He has a PhD in Sociology from the University of London. His research has included ethnographic and policy-focused research on contemporary urban multi-culture and integration, and historical research on Jewish migrants in East London.

His research interests include the impact of new forms of diversity on local contexts in the UK; both new and old forms of intolerance and conviviality; and the politics of migrant citizenship and belonging, both today and historically.




Book Chapters

Edited Books

Ethnography, Diversity and Urban Space

Ben Gidley, Mette Louise Berg and Nando Sigona

Journal Articles


Other Publications

Breakfast Briefing

How do local authorities deal with super-diversity?

Ben Gidley and Mette Louise Berg

Breakfast Briefing

Who are Britain’s new citizens?

Ben Gidley


Action for Inclusion in Europe

Ben Gidley, Caroline Oliver, Emma Newcombe, Jonathan Price, Nathan Grassi and Sarah Spencer | December 2014 - June 2016

An Evidence Base on Migration and Integration in London

Ben Gidley and Hiranthi Jayaweera | 2009

Attitudes to Migrants, Communication and Local Leadership (AMICALL)

Ben Gidley, Michael Keith, Sarah Spencer and Vanessa Hughes | 2011 – 2012

Citizenship and Integration in the UK

Ben Gidley | 2010 – 2011

Concordia Discors

Ben Gidley and Ole Jensen | January 2011 to October 2012

European Migrant Integration Academy (EU-MIA)

Ben Gidley, Ida Persson and Ole Jensen | October 2012 – March 2014

Integration Policies: Who Benefits?

Ben Gidley | November 2013 – April 2015

UPSTREAM: Developing Effective Strategies for the Mainstreaming of Integration Governance

Ben Gidley and Ole Jensen | January 2014 – September 2015

Welfare, neighbourhood and new geographies of diversity

Ben Gidley, Caroline Oliver, Hiranthi Jayaweera and Mette Louise Berg | May 2013 – December 2014