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Professor Linda McDowell FBA

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About this Fellow

Geographies of labour market change in the UK; gender divisions of labour; interactive work in the service sector; economic migration since 1945; memory and oral histories, especially of women migrants



Current post

  • Senior Professorial Research Fellow, University of Oxford; Honorary Professor of Geography, University of Exeter

Past Appointments

  • Honorary Professor of Geography, University of Exeter, 2017
  • , The Open University, 1978 - 1992
  • , University of Cambridge, 1992 - 1999
  • , University College London, 2000 - 2004
  • Professor of Human Geography, University of Oxford, University of Oxford, 2004 - 2017
  • , University of Kent, 1973 - 1976
  • Senior Professorial Research Fellow, University of Oxford, 2017

British Academy Appointments

  • Member of Council, 2011 - 2014


Capital Culture: Gender at Work in the City 1997

Redundant Masculinities? White working class youth and employment change 2003

Hard Labour: the forgotten voices of Latvian migrant volunteer workers 2005

Working Bodies: interactive employment and workplace identities 2009

Other Anthropology and Geography Fellows

Professor Janet Carsten

The anthropology of kinship with particular reference to Malaysia & Britain, domestic relations, historical migration, the house, adoption reunions, kinship & memory, bodily substance, the interface between popular & medical ideas about blood.

Professor Derek Gregory

Social theory and human geography; colonial power, late modern war and military occupation in the Middle East; Orientalism and cultures of travel in Egypt, 1780-1920.

Professor Mike Heffernan

The history of geography and cartography; the historical geography of France and the French empire in the 19th and 20th centuries