Dr Charles Leddy-Owen
Charlie Leddy-Owen joined the University of Portsmouth in September 2013 shortly after being awarded his PhD from the University of Surrey. Before then he completed an MRes in Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict from Birkbeck, University of London and a BSocSc in Politics from the University of Manchester.
His core research interests concern issues of race, ethnicity and nation. Charlie’s doctoral thesis, from which he has published four journal articles, looks at the extent to which identifications as English are racialised.
In early 2014 Charlie undertook a research project exploring attitudes to immigration in the vicinity of an immigration removal centre. Findings from the project were recently presented at a conference at the University of Brighton and at a Political Quarterly roundtable at Birkbeck, University of London. Charlie has also been invited to speak at a conference arranged by Portsmouth organisation Friends Without Borders (formerly Haslar Visitors Group) in September. An article drawn from the study has been accepted for publication in The Political Quarterly journal as part of a special issue to be published later this year. In 2015 Charlie aims to conduct qualitative research in Portsmouth relating to immigration and the general election.