Much of my work focuses on living with difference in former mill towns in norther England. My research is ethnographic, and through my fieldwork I produce portraits of multiculture from below to disrupt the dominant representations of mill towns through talk of segregation, urban unrest and terrorism. Previously I have written about how race comes to matter in encounters with human bodies and cars. At the moment I am working on an article that explores new ways of studying and writing about multicultural cities. In particular I am interested in thinking through how psychogeography and experiments with ethane-fiction offer evocative ways of documenting the entanglement of diverse lives in cities, the unremarkable everydayness of hybrid urban cultures, and the different feelings and intensities at play in processes of racialisation.