Professor Peter Hopkins
- Professor of Social Geography Geography, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: (0191) 208 3924
My research is focused on young people’s geographies and the relationships between young people and those of other generations, such as their parents and grandparents generations.
I have conducted research with diverse groups of young people including Muslim young men, Sikh youth, refugee children and young migrants.
I explore a diversity of issues in this research such as: citizenship and belonging; inclusion and exclusion; transitions to adulthood and political participation.
My research draws upon interdisciplinary debates from youth studies, children’s geographies and geopolitics as well as from human geography, sociology, cultural studies and politics.
I am committed to conducting innovative qualitative and participatory research with young people and to working collaboratively with external stakeholders.
Benwell M and Hopkins P (2016) Children, young people and critical geopolitics. Aldershot: Ashgate.
Hopkins P (2010) Young people, place and identity. London: Routledge.
O'Neill Gutierrez C and Hopkins P (2015) Introduction: young people, gender and intersectionality. Gender, Place and Culture 22(3) 383-389
Hopkins P and Alexander C (2010) Politics, mobility and nationhood: upscaling young people’s geographies. Area 42(2) 142-144.
Hopkins P and Bell N (2008) Editorial: interdisciplinary perspectives on ethical issues in child research. Children’s Geographies 6(1) 1-6.
Links to relevent projects:
- Muslim youth and political participation in Scotland - Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal (PI with Robin Finlay (researcher) and Gurchathen Sanghera - £9282 (2017)
- Developing a student-centred research protocol - Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal - £4315 (2015)
- 'Non-Muslim' and Muslim youth: religious identities, Islamophobia and everyday geopolitics - AHRC standard grant (PI with Rowena Arshad (co-I), Gurchathen Sanghera (co-I) and Kate Botterill (PDRA)) - £452,062 (2013-2016)
- Spiritual wellbeing and young people's resilience in times of austerity - Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal - £2000 (2012) (project summary) (PI with Sonya Sharma)