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Ceri Peach

Emeritus Professor and Research Associate at the School of Geography and the Environment , Emeritus Fellow of St Catherine's College
Migration, ethnic and religious segregation in cities

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Ceri Peach

Prof Ceri Peach

Professor Ceri Peach, Professor of Social Geography at the School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford from 1992 to 2007 is now Emeritus Professor and Research Associate at the School and Emeritus Fellow of St Catherine's College Oxford.  He was appointed Demonstrator at Oxford University School of Geography in 1964 and University Lecturer in Geography 1966-1992. He was elected a Tutorial Fellow of St Catherine‚Äôs College in 1969. On retirement from his Oxford Chair in 2007, he was appointed Professor at the Institute for Social Change at Manchester University. He has been the research supervisor of forty doctoral students, many of whom now hold professorships in Britain and abroad.

 

Professor Peachwas Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Demography at the Australian National University, 1972-73; Visiting Fellow at the Department of Sociology at Yale, 1977; was Fulbright Visiting Professor at the Department of Geography at UC Berkeley, 1984; Visiting professor at the Department of Geography, University of British Columbia and at the Department of Sociology at Harvard, 1998; he was visiting professor at the Office of Population research at Princeton in 2007. He was nominated Ethnic Geography Distinguished Scholar of 2008 by the Association of American Geographers at the April meeting in Boston of the AAG. His award paper, presented at the meeting was entitled 'Contrasts in US and British Segregation Patterns'. Where the Rapporteurs were Robert Putnam, Professor of Sociology at Harvard University and David Ley Professor of geography at UBC.

Professor Peach works on migration and ethnic and religious segregation in cities. Current work includes critical appraisal of claims of ghettoisation in British cities and comparative work on US and UK segregation patterns as part of the Manchester / Harvard University joint research programme.

Professor Peach recently completed the ESRC funded project on ethno-religio-linguistic sub-communities in Britain. It links his database on Muslim, Hindu and Sikh places of worship in England and Wales, completed as a millennium project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust with the 2001 Census data on ethnicity and religion. The Leverhulme survey photographed and collected data on religion, tradition, movements, vernacular language date of foundation and many other variable on nearly 1,000 buildings. Co-researchers on the project were Dr Richard Gale (now at the Cardiff University) Dr Simon Naylor (now at Bristol University) and Dr James Ryan (now at Exeter University). Professor Peach has been a member of the Advisory Board of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.

Awards Training and Qualifications

  • 1961 BA in Geography, Merton College, University of Oxford
  • 1964 DPhil in Geography, Merton College, University of Oxford