I am a cultural geographer interested in urban multiculture, race and racism, industrial ruins, and the everyday city. 

I joined Geography at the University of Edinburgh in 2010.  

I came to Edinburgh from Durham University where I completed my PhD - an ethnography of everyday multiculture in Keighley, a former mill town in the Bradford Metropolitan District, in northern England.    

In Durham I also worked as a ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow developing my PhD research, and later as a Postdoctoral Research Associate on ESRC funded The Waste of the World project.  The Waste of the World post took my research in some new, and very different, directions.  I spent a lot of time on steel plants and tramping around post-industrial landscapes, but this work has fuelled my interests in the visual culture, more-than-human geographies, and the stories to be told through the everyday materialities of the city.

I also have an MA degree in Geography from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and a BA (Hons) degree in Geography from the University of Oxford.  

Email: dan.swanton@ed.ac.uk