Migration is often framed in politics and social science at a national scale, but it is in particular places and spaces where its effects are played out. Different neighbourhoods shape the possibilities of settlement, intercultural interaction and migrant integration, both in historical “arrival cities” and in “new contact zones”. Who has the right to the city, and to occupy space in neighbourhoods, is a central question of our age.


Journal Articles

Working Papers

Other Publications


Concordia Discors

COMPAS Communications | January 2011 to October 2012

European Migrant Integration Academy (EU-MIA)

COMPAS Communications | October 2012 – March 2014

Immigration and the NHS

Carlos Vargas-Silva | 2015 - 2016

Inclusive Cities

Sarah Spencer, Jacqui Broadhead and Denis Kierans | March 2017 - December 2023

Inclusive Cities: COVID-19 Research and Policy Briefings

Denis Kierans and Jacqui Broadhead | 2020

Muslims and Community Cohesion in Britain

Sarah Spencer and COMPAS Communications | June 2005 – June 2007

Risk Cultures in China: An Economic Sociology?

Michael Keith | 2006 – 2009

Servicing Super-Diversity: ESRC IAA Knowledge Exchange Fellowship

COMPAS Communications | October 2014 – March 2015

Utrecht Refugee Launchpad

Sarah Spencer and COMPAS Communications | November 2016 - October 2019