Gavin Bailey - a short CV


2007 - 2010PhD
University of Keele

Community, Politics and 'Extremism'
Supervised by David Gadd, this is a study of neighbourhood politics in two deprived areas of a northern city, where some community activists are deemed 'extremist'. I ask how local community engagement and cohesion are affected by the national discourse on the threat of extremism. This is supported by the ESRC, award no. PTA-030-2006-00063.

Papers presented:

‘Second Class Citizens’: Multicultural citizenship in the ‘shadow state’
Association of Legal and Social Philosophy (annual conference): April 2007

Ordinary Islamists: The War on Terror and the shadow-state
Terrorism and Migration conference, Southampton: November 2007

Citizenship for all: including the BNP in the neighbourhood polity
Political Studies Association (annual conference): April 2009

2004 - 2006MPhil
Goldsmiths College, University of London

Community, Politics and 'Extremism'
Prior to joining Keele, I studied part-time at Goldsmiths, supervised by Les Back. This included attending ESRC research training courses.
Paper presented: What is Community? What is Politics? Re(creating) Methodologies, Practices, Concepts, International New Scholars Symposium, 1-3 September 2005, Goldsmiths College.

1999 - 2001MA Globalisation, Culture and the City Distinction
Goldsmiths College, University of London

1992 - 1995BA Mathematics / History and Philosophy of Science2:2
Clare College, University of Cambridge

Recent Work

2008 - 2009Research Assistant
Research Institute for Law, Politics and Justice, Keele University

Organised and conducted interviews and focus groups with migrants who were going through the citizenship process and those who are responsible for this process. This work was done with Dr Sherilyn MacGregor and Professor Andy Dobson.

2004 - 2006Research Officer
Community Development Foundation

Responsible for the evaluation of the Neighbourhood Support Fund, a programme of community-based youth projects aimed at teenagers at risk of exclusion. The Community Development Foundation, a non-departmental public body, ran 130 projects in 40 deprived areas of England.

2006Stoke-on-Trent Case Study Research
The Young Foundation

A short study of attitudes to racism and politics in Stoke-on-Trent to contribute to the Young Foundation's forthcoming report.

2005 - 2006Positive Futures Case Studies
CUCR, Goldsmiths College

Contributing to the evaluation of Positive Futures (a sports-based programme for teenagers), alongside Tim Crabbe / Substance, Goldsmiths, Sheffield Hallam and Manchester Met.

2003 - 2004Project Manager
Vision Twenty One

Responsible for research projects, from proposal to report writing stage, for a range of public and voluntary sector clients. These were mainly focused on hard-to-reach groups.

2002 - 2003Analyst
The Future Foundation

Other stuff


Community activities include chairing a residents' association (2009), writing for the London Cycling Campaign (2006), and running Clissold Thistle, an 11-a-side Sunday team in the Camden Musicians' League (2003-6). I also DJed regularly in small/medium sized venues in Stoke, Cambridge and London in the 90s and was Stawberry Fair's press officer too, but six years running record shops (Record and Tape Exchange, Notting Hill) dampened my enthusiasm. I've recently come back to music, doing a semi-regular night in Keele.