Simon Parker is Senior Lecturer in Politics and Director of the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of York (UK) and lead investigator for the UK Economic and Social Research funded project: ‘Precarious Trajectories: Understanding the Human Cost of the Migrant Crisis in the Central Mediterranean’. In addition to the politics of asylum and migration his other research interests include urban studies and urban theory, socio-spatial informatics, and comparative European politics (with particular reference to Italy). Simon is a co-founder of Refugee Action York and the UK-based campaign group End Child Detention Now.
Theresa May, this is not a ‘crisis of migration’, but a crisis of inhumanity
In a carefully coded speech, the UK Prime Minister categorises people on the move as “threats that we face”...
The politics of death: hunger strikes, Isa Muazu and the deepening inhumanity of the British State
A Nigerian asylum seeker has been on hunger strike in a UK detention centre for more than 90 days. The British Home...
Published in: HomeA Greek tragedy on the London stage: the City, the Eurozone crisis and an urban dark age to come
Capitalist perpetrators of the crash are intent on using the opportunity provided by austerity to divert political...
Press hysteria and UK government migration research: a contagious syndrome
A social scientist unpicks the flawed methodology of Home Office research on migration.
Workfare and the state of exception
The retrospective legalisation of workfare has deprived rightful claimants of £130 million. Alongside the lives...
UK’s persecution of kidney transplant patient Roseline goes on and on
Actor Colin Firth condemns Home Secretary's challenge to court judgment allowing transplant patient's right to life.