Jake Gandy

Jake Gandy


Personal profile


I joined the University of Manchester in 2019 as a Masters student, following the completion of my undergraduate degree at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge. 


I began my PhD, which is funded by the AHRC, in 2021. 

I am a member of the Race, Roots, and Resistance Collective. For more information, visit our website: https://www.racerootsresist.com/

Email: Jake.gandy@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk


I am interested in the global history of modern Britain. I am also interested in the history of race, space, and everyday life. 

My PhD project utilises space as a central analytical tool to observe how understandings of race, difference, and belonging were configured and contested in and across the different spaces - in particular, educational spaces - of Post-war Manchester. 


I teach on a variety of undergraduate courses, as well as conducting a vast amount of widening participation work

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, The University of Manchester

30 Sept 201930 Sept 2020

Award Date: 1 Sept 2020

Bachelor of Arts, History, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 20 Jun 2019

Areas of expertise

  • D204 Modern History
  • Community
  • Space and Relationality
  • Black British History
  • Education