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Dr Paul Griffin


Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

Key Publications

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  • Making usable pasts: collaboration, labour and activism in the archive, Griffin, P. Dec 2018, In: Area
  • Diverse Political Identities within a Working Class Presence, Griffin, P. Jul 2018, In: Political Geography
  • Remembering the anti-war movement: Contesting the war and fighting the class struggle on Clydeside, Griffin, P. 21 Aug 2017, Commemorative Spaces of the First World War: Historical Geographies at the Centenary, Abingdon, Taylor & Francis
  • Spatial relations, histories from below and the makings of agency, Featherstone, D., Griffin, P. 1 Jun 2016, In: Progress in Human Geography
  • Labour struggles and the formation of demands: The spatial politics of Red Clydeside, Griffin, P. Jun 2015, In: Geoforum


Geography PhD September 01 2015

PGR Supervision

Hannah Martin Start: 01/10/2017

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My research and teaching interests can be found within economic geography and more specifically labour geography. I am interested in the ways in which economic geography is experienced from below and how workers can shape and reshape their material conditions. I am keen to develop this research interest in both historical and contemporary settings. My doctoral research was largely archival and as a result of this I have developed a further research interest in historical geography, particularly debates regarding the archive and the production of usable pasts.

Summary of current research interests:

  1. Labour geography
  2. Histories of labour activism and internationalism
  3. Historical geography and the creation of usable pasts


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