Degree completed in 2016.

The Struggle that has No Name: Policing, space and community resistance in neoliberal Britain


Academic Profile

Adam is a DPhil student in human geography.

Adam received his undergraduate degree in Politics from the University of Nottingham and his MSc in Globalisation and Development from School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has worked as a research assistant to Prof. Andreas Bieler in the field of political economy, as well as a researcher in the Sociology Department at Goldsmith's University.

He currently sits on the editorial board of CITY: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action, a peer-reviewed journal based in London. He is also a visiting fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies.

Current Research

Adam's DPhil looks at how black communities in the UK are organising to address issues relating to policing. He has worked as a youth worker and community organiser with a number of different organisations in London over the past four years. Using both ethnographic methods and semi-structured interviews, Adam is investigating how black-led organising functions today, particularly in relation to how racialised spaces in the city are engaged with and articulated by the different actors which operate within and in relation to these spaces.

Adam has presented aspects of his research at a number of academic conferences/seminars, including Association of American Geographers (Los Angeles), Centre for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland (Edinburgh), British Sociological Association (Newman University, Birmingham), Race & Resistance (School of History, University of Oxford).


Other research and writing

Adam has worked as a writer/researcher for a number of organisations, including:

He is also associate editor of Ceasefire Magazine.


Adam has appeared on a number of different radio and television programmes, including BBC News 24, BBC London, BBC Derby, Aljazeera, RT.

He has presented radio shows on University Radio Nottingham, Voice of Africa Radio and Colourful Radio.

He was interviewed in the documentary, Absent from the Academy.

He has also engaged in a number of community speaking events and interviews with activists, some of which can be viewed on the Ceasefire Magazine website.