Emily Chung

PhD Student (Probationary)

I am a PhD student jointly supervised by Professor Simon Szreter and Professor Ramos-Pinto. My research looks at urbanization and social divisions in Victorian Manchester and involves the development of a geodemographic methodology to visualize patterns of residential segregation. In particular, I seek to address manifestations of power via discussions of policy, space, and culture, and to use quantitative and geographic tools such as GIS to illustrate these issues.

This research is a continuation of my MPhil dissertation completed at Cambridge in Economic and Social History (2023) for which I was awarded the Ellen McArthur Prize, and draws on knowledge acquired through my undergraduate studies in Architecture at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. I am a member of the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure (CAMPOP), the Centre for History and Economics, and am funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) on a Doctoral Training Partnership.

Urban Inequality, Urban Development, Public Policy, Public Health, Victorian Britain, Architecture, Social Geography, GIS, Segregation

"'Shapes on the Ground, Shapes in Society': Residential Segregation in Mid-Nineteenth Century Manchester". 2023 Economic and Social History Graduate Student Conference, hosted by the University of Edinburgh, UK.


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