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Ben Gidley is a Senior Researcher at the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford, where he leads a research cluster on Urban Change and Settlement.
Dr. Gidley recently led the UK teams for several research projects on local and regional authority role in migrant integration and on neighbourhood-level integration dynamics. These include Integration and Citizenship in the UK (on Britain’s new citizens), AMICALL (on local leadership and communication on integration), Concordia Discors (on intergroup relations in neighbourhoods), and EU-MIA (the European Migrant Integration Academy). His recent publications include Integration, Disadvantage and Extremism (co-editor) and Residential Integration: Towards a Sending Country Perspective (co-author).
He has a PhD in sociology from the University of London.