Gary Younge

Gary Younge


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Gary Younge joined Manchester University in 2020 from The Guardian, where he was a columnist and editor-at-large. His most recent work has focussed on youth violence, relating to shootings in the United States, where he was The Guardian correspondent for 12 years, and knife crime in Britain. Throughout his career both his jouranlism and books have covered social movements in general (and the civil rights movement in particular), inequality, race, immigration, identity and politiics . He is currently concentrating his research on the Black presence in post-war Europe. Between 2009 and 2011 he was the Belle Zeller Visiting Professor for Public Policy and Social Administration at Brooklyn College (CUNY). Currently an Honorary Fellow of the British Academy,  a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he is also an Alfred Knobler Fellow of Type Media in the US and an editorial board member of the Nation magazine. As a broadcaster he has made several radio and television documentaries on subjects ranging from gay marriage to Brexit.

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 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism, City University of London

21 Sept 199220 Jun 1993

Award Date: 22 Jul 1993

Bachelor of Arts, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

20 Oct 198710 Jun 1992

Award Date: 23 Jul 1992

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Creative Manchester


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