Diane undertook her undergraduate studies as a mature student in Sociology & History at MMU; an MA History (ESRC funded) University of Lancaster and a PhD Sociology (funded studentship), University of Liverpool. She joined the Department in January 2002 having held previous appointments as Senior Lecturer in Race and Ethnic Studies, University of Central Lancashire; William McCue Mather Research Fellow, Department of Social & Economic History, University of Liverpool and various post-graduate teaching posts at University of Liverpool (Dept of Sociology) and MMU (Dept of History). Diane's teaching and research interests cover a range of historical and sociological areas around the issues of 'race' and ethnicity. She has undertaken a number of inter-disciplinary research collaborations. Her most recent collaborative work focusses on Neighbourhood Identity and Belonging in Liverpool 8 (British Academy Funded) and builds on her long established association with the area.
Prizes or Honours
- British Academy block travel grant (University of Colorado Springs) (British Academy, 2003)
- British Academy small research grant for research on Black identity in Liverpool (British Academy, 2003)
- Research Development Fund University of Liverpool for research on Sierra Leone (University of Liverpool, 2002)
- British Academy Travel grant conference in Florida (British Academy, 2002)