Daniel Silver

Daniel Silver

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I have been a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Manchester since September 2020. My research is in the area of experimentalism and social transformation. I am particularly interested in how participatory learning about social change can support transitions to post-captialist futures. I use critical participatory action research and have an interest in the politics of knowledge production more broadly. 


I completed my PhD at the University of Manchester in January 2019. After completing my PhD, I was a Digital Engagement Fellow with the Sociological Review Foundation and then an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Local Government Studies at the University of Birmimgham. Before starting my PhD, I worked for over ten years in the voluntary and community sector across the North West of England. 


I currently teach on the following modules:

POLI20531:  Politics & Society in Britain Since 1940: From Blitz to Brexit

POLI71202:  Photovoice Methodology

POLI70381: The European Union: Politics and Policy Making

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Areas of expertise

  • JS Local government Municipal government
  • Social Justice
  • Research Methods

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Sustainable Futures


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