Harry  Pettit

Harry Pettit

PhD candidate in Human Geography & Urban Studies

Department of Geography and Environment

About me

Harry holds a BA Geography degree with First Class Honours from the London School of Economics. He is currently enrolled on the 1+3 ESRC funded research programme. Having finished his MSc in Human Geography & Urban Studies (Res) (Distinction) Harry is now in his first year of his PhD doing research on middle class youth in Cairo. Harry also taught GY301: The Political Geography of Development & the South this year in the Department.

Research Interests

Harry’s PhD research focuses on performances and negotiations of ‘middle classness’ in Cairo in youth transitions from education to employment. It looks at how ‘old’ middle class youth experience and resist their marginalisation from Cairo’s neoliberal, global city.

The ‘new’ & ‘old’ middle class
Class formation and reproduction
Consumption studies
Right to the city
Global cities and neoliberalism
Everyday resistance & mobilisation politics
Contentious politics

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Academic Supervisors

Professor Gareth A. Jones
Dr Claire Mercer