Dr Katie Higgins

Title: Teaching Fellow in Human Geography
Phone: +44 (0) 1782 733161
Email: k.w.higgins@keele.ac.uk
Location: William Smith WS1.15
Contacting me:
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My research interests include urban multiculture in white settler colonial societies, privileged migration and elites.

In 2010 I graduated from the University of Sussex with a BA in Geography. I was then awarded an ESRC scholarship to continue my studies at the University of Sussex for an MSc in Social Research Methods and a PhD in Human Geography, for which I received an Unconditional Pass. While carrying out my PhD, I was a visiting researcher at the University of Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand and Queen’s University, Canada.

I have previously worked as a research associate with Professor Louise Morley at the Department of Social Work and Education at the University of Sussex and with Dr James Hampshire at the Sussex Centre for Migration Research. In January 2017 I started as a Teaching Fellow in Geography at Keele University.

Selected Academic Papers and Funding Awarded

2017. Colonial legacies and lifestyle orientations: British migrants’ imagined geographies and pursuit of ‘the good life’ in Aotearoa New Zealand. Population, Space and Place. DOI: 10.1002/psp.2112
2017. The migrancy of racial and settler imaginaries: British migrants in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. Social & Cultural Geography. DOI:  10.1080/14649365.2017.1347956
2016. Migration, space and transnational identities: British migrants in South Africa. Social & Cultural Geography. 18 (2), 293-294. DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2016.1253606
2016. Asians and the new multiculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, a review. New Zealand Studies Network. [Online]  

Economic and Social Research Council 1+3 (ES/J500173/1)
Economic and Social Research Council Overseas Institutional Visit


First Year

  • Practising Human Geography
  • Human Geographies

Second Year

  • Dynamic Geographies
  • Concepts and Debates in Geography
  • Practical Human Geography
  • Space and Society