Phil Cohen

Phil Cohen is the research director of LivingMaps Network and an Emeritus Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of East London. He is an urban ethnographer turned cultural geographer. He started using mapping methods in working with young people in East London about their sense of place, identity and belonging. Amongst his publications are  Knuckle Sandwich:Growing up in the Working Class City (1978); Rethinking the Youth Question:education,labour abnd cultural studies (1990); London’s Turning: the making of Thames Gateway (2006); Finding the Way Home: young people’s sense of place,gender and ethnicity (2007) and On the Wrong Side of the Track:East London and the Post-Olympics (2013). Reading Room Only: memoir of a radical bibliophile was published by Five Leaves in 2013 and Graphologies, a collection of poetry and prose  by Mica Press in 2014. Material Dreams: maps and territories in the un/making of modernity, is forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan.

Phil Cohen is a Board Member and Research Director of Livingmaps Network, and is Chief Editor of Livingmaps Review.

  • Tel: 01206827777
  • Location: Birckbeck University of London