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Dr Diane Frost BA (Hons), MA, PhD.

Senior Lecturer Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology

    Research

    Research Interests

    My research interests cover a range of areas and mainly focus around issues of 'race' and discrimination in the context of the UK and colonial Sierra Leone. I have a particular interest in migration that initially related to West African Kru people in Liverpool and Freetown (the subject of my doctoral thesis) and have a long standing interest in Black Liverpool, including historical settlement; 1980s urban unrest and Militant. I have also undertaken research on the historical political economy of diamonds in Sierra Leone, My most recent work on Neighbourhood Identity and Belonging in Liverpool 8 (British Academy Funded) is a collaborative project that builds on my long association with the area.

    Research Group Membership

    Research Grants

    Where we are not: the contribution of disconnection, division and exclusion to imaginative (im)mobility

    ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (AHRC)

    October 2014 - March 2015

    The Role of People and Place in Neighbourhood Identity: Belonging and Social Inclusion

    BRITISH ACADEMY (UK)

    June 2015 - June 2017

    Black Liverpool - Identity and Belonging.

    BRITISH ACADEMY (UK)

    August 2003 - August 2005

    Remembering Liverpool Labour Council 1983-87

    THE BARRY AMIEL & NORMAN MELBURN TRUST (UK)

    August 2012 - October 2012

    Research Collaborations

    Dr Richard Phillips

    Project: Liverpool '81: Remembering the Riots
    Internal

    30 year reflection of the 1981 urban unrest in Liverpool

    Dr Pete North

    Project: Militant Liverpool: A City of the Edge
    Internal

    30 year reflection on role of Militant in the 1980s Labour Council

    Dr Gemma Catney and Leona Vaughn

    Project: The Role of People and Place in Neighbourhood Identity
    Internal

    British Academy Small Research grant

    Dr. Diane Frost (Sociology) , Dr Helen Porter (SOCLAS) & Dr. Katinka Weber (SOCLAS)

    Internal

    KE between Dept of Sociology & SOCLAS, University of Liverpool and the Merseyside Slavery Museum, Liverpool