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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 Wendy James

social anthropology, the ethnography of North Eastern Africa, and relations between history and anthropology

Professor Allen Scott

Research interests include urban studies, economic geography, regional science, and policy analysis