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Dr Adam Elliot-Cooper

Elliott-Cooper, Dr Adam





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Dr. Adam Elliott-Cooper received his doctorate from the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford. His current research focuses on urban displacement in London. He has previously worked as a researcher in the Department of Philosophy, University College London. He has also worked as an associate researcher in the Sociology Department at Goldsmith's and the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham. Adam received his undergraduate degree in Politics from the University of Nottingham and his MSc in Globalisation and Development from School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Adam currently sits on the editorial board of CITY: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action, a peer-reviewed journal based in London. 

Research and outreach

Adam has worked as a writer/researcher for a number of organisations, including:

ROAR - The dog whistle racism of the neoliberal state 

Verso - The shockingly familiar: Crisis, reform and nationalism in 2016

Verso - When did we come to Britain? You must be mistaken, Britain came to us

The Voice - Anti-Racism has been reduced to a politically correct exercise.

Open Democracy - Doreen Lawrence, police spies and institutional racism, Open Security.

When business and the state co-opt 'independent' civil society, Our Kingdom.

TORCH - Riots Reframed: A Review. School of History, University of Oxford.

The Runnymede Trust - Spend and Deliver. Runnymede Bulletin, Summer 2012.

Pambazuka - Violence, race and the state in Britain.

Sociology Department, Goldsmith's University - Free Radicals: Youth-led Political Organising in the UK: Lessons, Challenges and Prospects.

E-International Relations - Congo in Context.

Adam has appeared on a number of different radio and television programmes, including BBC NewsChannel 4 NewsSky News and others

He has presented radio shows on University Radio Nottingham, Voice of Africa Radio and Colourful Radio.

He was interviewed in the documentary, Absent from the Academy.

He has also engaged in a number of community speaking events and interviews with activists, some of which can be viewed on the Ceasefire Magazine website.


Elliott-Cooper, A (2017) Free, Decolonised Education: A Lesson from the South African Student StruggleAREA 49(3): 332-334

Elliott-Cooper, A (2017) The struggle that cannot be named: violence, space and the re-articulation of anti-racism in post-Duggan BritainEthnic and Racial Studies 

Elliott-Cooper, A (2017) Conceptualizing racism: breaking the chains of racially accommodative languageEthnic and Racial Studies 

Elliott-Cooper, A (2017) Crisis, austerity and everyday life: living in a time of diminishing expectations  Ethnic and Racial Studies

Elliott-Cooper, A (2016) State Violence from Old to New: From Slavery to Serco, in Blackness in Britain (Eds.) Andrews, K & Palmer, L (London: Routledge)

Elliott-Cooper, A. (2014) Thoughts into action: groundings with black British pedagogyRace, Ethnicity and Education, 18(1): 134-144.

Elliott-Cooper, A. (2014) Stuart Hall: A dedication. City. 18(3): 349-352.

Elliott-Cooper, A. (2014) Moral Panic(s) in the 21st Century. City, 18(2): 160-166.

Elliott-Cooper, A. (2013) The Stuart Hall Project: Review and Reflections. City, 17(6): 827-834.

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