Dr Joseph Downing
Marie Curie Fellow, Centre Nationnal de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

Dr Joseph Downing has been awarded a Marie-Curie individual fellowship to conduct a research project on social media by Muslim organisations and individuals to de-securitise Muslims in the UK and France, based at the School of Oriental and African Studies and the CNRS. He has published widely on politics and sociology in France, concentrating on minority communities. He has also been widely consulted by broadcast and print media. Joseph Downing received his PhD from the European Institute, London School of Economics in 2014. His thesis Between Policy, Recognition and Rioting: Analyzing the role of urban governance, historical commemoration and public culture in defining inclusion in Marseille, Paris and Lyon involved significant fieldwork in France. He was awarded the AHRC block grant “European Languages and Culture” full scholarship for the 2009-2012 period and taught as a fellow at LSE until 2016.

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