Dr Joseph  Downing

Dr Joseph Downing

Visiting Fellow

European Institute

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English, French
Key Expertise
France, UK, Muslims, Terrorism, Security, Migration,

About me

Dr Joseph Downing is LSE Fellow in nationalism where he teaches courses on global security, migration policy, minority rights and qualitative research methods. He was previously Marie-Curie fellow at the CNRS, Marseille and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London where he conducted a project on the discourses created about British and French Muslims on Twitter. He has published widely on politics, security and integration in France, concentrating on minority communities. He has also been widely consulted by broadcast and print media and strategic consultancy companies regarding migration, security and terrorism with European focus. Joseph Downing received his PhD from the European Institute, London School of Economics in 2014. His thesis Between Policy, Recognition and Rioting: Analyzing the role of urban governance, historical commemoration and public culture in defining inclusion in Marseille, Paris and Lyon’ involved significant fieldwork in France. He was awarded the AHRC block grant “European Languages and Culture” full scholarship for the 2009-2012 period and taught widely on security, politics, sociology and international relations at the LSE. He has also twice won an LSE teaching prize, in 2014 for teaching undergraduates in the department of Social Policy and in 2018 for teaching post-graduate students in the European Institute. 

Expertise Details

France; UK; Muslims; Terrorism; Security; Migration; Policy