Prof. Ceri Klaus Peach

Prof. Ceri Klaus Peach (University of Oxford)

Ceri Peach, Professor of Social Geography at the School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University from 1992 to 2007 is now Emeritus Professor and Distinguished Senior Research Associate at the School and Emeritus Fellow of St Catherine's College Oxford. On retirement from Oxford he was appointed Professor at the Institute for Social Change at Manchester University. He has held Visiting Fellowships at the Australian National University, Berkeley, Yale, University of British Columbia, Harvard and Princeton. He was nominated Ethnic Geography Distinguished Scholar of 2008 by the Association of American Geographers at the April meeting in Boston of the AAG.

Professor Peach works on migration and ethnic and religious segregation in cities. Current work includes critical appraisal of claims of ghettoisation in British cities and comparative work on US and UK segregation patterns as part of the Manchester / Harvard University joint research programme. Ceri is part of the team headed by Miles Hewstone, Professor of Social Pyschology at Oxford, Anthony Heath, Professor of Sociology at Oxford, Sarah Spencer, Director of the ESRC COMPAS research programme at Oxford and Steven Vertovec, Director of the Max Planck Institute at Göttingen, all working on the issue of ethnic diversity and social cohesion.

Professor Peach recently completed the ESRC funded project on ethno-religio-linguistic sub-communities in Britain. It links his database on Muslim, Hindu and Sikh places of worship in England and Wales, completed as a millennium project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust with the 2001 Census data on ethnicity and religion.

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