Alistair Kefford is a historian and urbanist, with interests in planning and urban redevelopment, urban economic development, urban social and economic history, consumption and mass consumerism, property development and political economy. His research focuses upon the twentieth century city, and upon modern Britain in particular.
Fields of interest
- Planning and redevelopment
- Urban economies
- Real Estate and Property Development
- Social History
- Shopping and Mass Consumption
- Political Economy
- History of Capitalism
Grants and awards
- British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship 2018-2020
- Economic and Social Research Council Doctoral Scholarship (UK) 2011-2015
Alistair Kefford obtained his PhD in Economic and Social History at the University of Manchester, UK, having previously studied Urban Regeneration and Development, and worked for a number of years in local government planning. He was appointed Lecturer in Modern British History at the University of Manchester in 2016, and in 2018 was awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on the history of urban property development. He was appointed Assistant Professor in Leiden in 2020.
Planning for Affluence: Cities and the Management of Mass Consumerism in Post-war Britain (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
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