Fraser is a PhD student at King's, interested in housing, urban popular economies, political ecology, postcolonial studies and critical urban theory.
While completing his MSc in Urbanisation and Development from the London School of Economics (LSE), Fraser spent three weeks conducting fieldwork with migrant property guardians in Dakar, Senegal exploring their relationship to land, property, and the built environment.
Elsewhere, Fraser has written on young people's social infrastructure, sonic geographies, and art-based/creative methodologies. He also holds a BA in International Development from King's.
Thesis title: 'Migration, housing, and the politics of inhabitation in Hounslow, West London'
Fraser's doctoral research explores migrant housing and the politics of inhabitation in Hounslow, West London.
Broadly, his project examines the different, often contradictory, ways housing functions in migrant's everyday lives - as a space of shelter and belonging, locus of violence and risk, as an individual or collective possession, and/or an asset entangled in practices of saving and accumulating - and how these overlapping processes reshape social relations, conceptions of home, and political possibilities under contemporary capitalism.