Dr William Shankley

Research Associate

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Overview

William's research explores the migration of Polish people living in Britain, with a particular focus on whiteness, strategies of belonging and racialization. William is currently a Research Associate based at the Centre of Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) within the Department of Sociology (University of Manchester) where he is co-authoring a book titled ‘State of the Nation’ that will provide an up-to-date account of how well ethnic minorities are faring across different dimensions of British society. For example, within the state education system, housing and labour market as well as the healthcare system. William is also a UK Data Service Impact Fellow and a recipient of the ESRC Baltic Scholarship (University of Riga).

William completed his PhD in the Cathie Marsh Institute (CMI) based within the Department of Sociology (University of Manchester) with a project that looked at the 'Residential Patterns and Decision-Making of Polish Internal Migrants in Britain’. William previously worked as a research assistant at the University of Manchester and University of Birmingham as well as on a number of international development projects in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. 

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2018 - Doctor of Philosophy, The Residential Patterns and Decision-Making of Polish Internal Migrants in Britain, The University of Manchester (2014 - 2017)
  • 2011 - Master of Arts, Humanitarianism and Conflict Response, The University of Manchester (2010 - 2011)
  • 2010 - Master of Science, Research Methods and Advanced Statistics, University of Liverpool (2009 - 2010)
  • 2009 - Bachelor of Science in Psychology University of Liverpool (2006 - 2009)

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