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Dalia Gebrial by Robin Christian-40

Dr Dalia Gebrial

Lecturer

Research interests

  • Employment
  • Geography
  • London

Biography

Dalia is a Lecturer in Geography and Social Justice. Her research focuses on empire, race, labour, digital economies, globalisation and political economy. She holds a PhD from the London School of Economics. Her work has appeared in EPA: Economy and Space, Identities Journal and Historical Materialism. She is also a political and cultural commentator. She has frequently contributed to media outlets such as The Guardian, The Telegraph, Vice, BBC Radio 4, Sky News, BBC Politics Live and Novara Media. She has also worked as an organiser and consultant for a number of anti-racism, anti-imperialism and workers' rights initiatives. 

For speaking and written enquiries, please contact Emma Paterson at emma@aitkenalexander.co.uk.

Research

  • Race and Racialisation
  • Platform economies
  • Globalisation
  • Social Reproduction
  • Urbanism
  • Infrastructure
  • Political Economy

Dalia is a decolonial economic geographer developing theoretical and methodological tools to map the geographies of racial capitalism. Her work examines how capitalism not only emerged, but persists through the production of historically and spatially specific social divisions of labour. She thinks of labour expansively - from formal employment, to informal hustle economies, to social reproduction. This emerges from her understanding of capitalism as a socio-economic order made across multiple, heterogeneous sites - the home, nation-state, prison, in addition to the workplace and so on are integral sites of inquiry when mapping racial capitalism.

Her current work takes questions of race, space and labour and applies it to the platform economy – theorising the racial geographies of platform labour from the location of London. 

 

Teaching

6SSG3087 Geographies of Financialisation and Value-Making

4SSG1016 Geography in Action

4SSG1008 York fieldtrip

7SSGN225 Research Design and Project Management 

PhD Supervision

Dalia is interested in supervising students focusing on the following research areas:

  • race/racism,
  • labour
  • class
  • political economy
  • cultural geographies
  • social reproduction
  • digital economies

    Research

    DID_Urban_Development_HERO
    Urban Futures research group

    Examining urban futures through a conceptual, analytical and methodological lens that questions what cities are and how they work.

      Research

      DID_Urban_Development_HERO
      Urban Futures research group

      Examining urban futures through a conceptual, analytical and methodological lens that questions what cities are and how they work.