Dr Dalia Gebrial
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.
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- Race and Racialisation
- Platform economies
- Social Reproduction
- 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.
6SSG3087 Geographies of Financialisation and Value-Making
4SSG1016 Geography in Action
4SSG1008 York fieldtrip
7SSGN225 Research Design and Project Management
Dalia is interested in supervising students focusing on the following research areas:
- political economy
- cultural geographies
- social reproduction
- digital economies