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Professor Monica Degen
College Creative Industries Lead / Professor

Marie Jahoda 236


  • Cities, space and urban culture
  • Spatial power relations and urban life
  • Gentrification processes
  • Experiential urbanism, the senses and embodiment
  • Creative industries, museums and cities
  • Urban branding and social media

I welcome applications from PhD students or post-doctoral students in any of these areas.

Research supervision

Post-doctoral supervision:

 Katalin Halasz (Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship): Affective whiteness: racializing Hungarian national identity (2021- 2024)

Daniel Gutierrez-Ujaque (Margarita Salas Fellowship, Spanish Governement & Lleida University): Sensologies: Experiential Entanglements In-Between Urban and Digital Spaces (SEEIBUDS) (June 2022-2024)

 PhD Current:

  • Tom Butler (Techne AHRC CDA studentship with Museum of London): Changing Places: Evaluating the socio-cultural impact and experiential change of the New Museum of London in Smithfield (2019- )


  • Clementina Ubijuro: The politics of cultural tourism in Nigeria: the Calabar Festival (2017- 2022) -awarded 2023
  • Nikolay Zherdev (co-supervision Universitat Oberta de Catalunya): The Festivalization of the Creative City: a Study of Two Creative Quarters in Barcelona and Berlin - awarded 2022
  • Beatriz Guijarro (co-supervision Universidad de Barcelona): Repensar los Cruces: la implementación del modelo Superilles: la superilla del Poblenou de Barcelona (2016-2021) -awarded 2022
  • Jasbindar Nijar: Institutional Racism and Militarised Policing: Examining the wars on ‘gang’ crime and ‘terrorism’- awarded 2022
  • Sundus Saleh Alrashid: The Imagined Museum: Framing Social, Educational and Spatial Roles of Kuwait’s National Museum - awarded 2020
  • Daniel Gutierrez-Ujaque (visiting Erasmus PhD student Lleida University): Aprendiendo atraves del espacio urbano: un caso de estudio entre los estudiantes del grado de Educacion Social y los del grado de Ingenieria Industrial mediante el arte contemporaneo, la espacialidad, la sensorialidad y la corporalidad - awarded 2019
  • Danil Mikhalov: Problems of Authority in the Emerging Online Culture: A case study of National Heritage, awarded - 2015
  • Nessa Adams: Identifying Multicultural Audiences: An Examination of the Practice and Future of Communication Agencies - awarded 2016
  • Iain Lyndsey: Olympicisation: Life in the Shadow of the Olympic Torch – Brunel VC Prize for Best Doctoral Research - awarded 2012