I am Associate Professor in Human Geography and joined the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment at the University of Leicester in January 2005. I have previously held lecturing and research posts at Newcastle University, Durham University and the University of Portsmouth. From 2014-2020 I was Editor of Cultural Geography on Geography Compass and I am an Editorial Board Member of Emotion, Space and Society and Geography Compass. I have been principle investigator or co-investigator on projects funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust and the European Union working with and leading teams of researchers. In 2020 our paper on 'Community and Conviviality: informal social life in multicultural places' published in Sociology won the Annual SAGE prize for Innovation and Excellence.
Bennett K, Gardner Z and De Sabbata (2022) Digital geographies of everyday multiculturalism: ‘Let’s go Nando’s!’ Social and Cultural Geography
Neal S, Bennett K, Cochrane A and Mohan G (2019) Community and Conviviality: informal social life in multicultural places. Sociology 53(1) pp.69-86. https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038518763518
Author response to reviews of Lived Experience. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 42(3), pp.409-416
Neal S, Bennett K, Cochrane A and Mohan G (2018) The Lived Experiences of Multiculture: the new spatial and social relations of diversity. Routledge, London
Bennett K, Cochrane A, Mohan G, Neal S (2017) Negotiating the educational spaces of urban multiculture: skills, competencies and college life. Urban Studies: an international journal for research in urban studies 54 (10), pp.2305-2321. 10.1177/0042098016650325 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37737
Neal S, Mohan G, Cochrane A, Bennett K (2016) "You can't move in Hackney without bumping into an anthropologist': why certain places attract research attention. Qualitative Research 16 (5), pp. 491-507 10.1177/1468794115596217
Bennett K (2015) Women and economy: complex inequality in a post-industrial landscape. Gender, Place and Culture 22 (9) pp.1287-1304 https://doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2014.958066
Bennett K, Cochrane A, Mohan G, Neal S (2015) Listening. Emotion, Space and Society, 17, pp. 7-14 10.1016/j.emospa.2015.10.002http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38912
Jones H, Neal S, Mohan G, Connell K, Cochrane A, Bennett K (2015) Urban multiculture and everyday encounters in semi-public, franchised cafe spaces. Sociological Review, 63 (3), pp. 644-661 10.1111/1467-954X.12311 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/33495
Neal S, Bennett K, Cochrane A, Jones H, Mohan G (2015) Multiculture and Public Parks: Researching Super-diversity and Attachment in Public Green Space. Population, Space and Place 21(5), pp.463-475. 10.1002/psp.1910 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/33493
Bennett K (2013) Emotion and place promotion: Passionate about a former coalfield. Emotion, Space and Society, 8 (1), pp. 1-10 10.1016/j.emospa.2012.04.004 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/31684
Neal S, Bennett K, Cochrane A, Mohan G (2013) Living multiculture: understanding the new spatial and social relations of ethnicity and multiculture in England. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING C-GOVERNMENT AND POLICY, 31 (2), pp. 308-323 10.1068/c11263r
Bennett K (2011) Homeless at Home in East Durham Antipode 43 (4): 960-985
Bennett K (2009) Challenging Emotions Area 41 (3) pp.244–251
Bennett K (2009) Telling Tales: Nostalgia, Collective Identity and an Ex-Mining Village in Smith, Mick, Davidson, Joyce, Cameron, Laura and Bondi, Liz (Eds.) Emotion, Place and Culture (BurlingtonVT and Aldershot: Ashgate Press)
Bennett Kand Lee R (2007) Amber and an/other rural: Film, photography and the former coalfields in R. Fish (ed) Cinematic Countrysides Manchester University Press, Manchester.
Bennett K (2006) Kitchen Drama: Performances, patriarchy and power dynamics in a Dorset farmhouse kitchen. Gender, Place and Culture Vol 13, No 2, pp.49-56.
Bennett K(2005) The identification of farmers' wives: Research challenges in the Northern Fells, Cumbria in Little, J. and Morris, C. (eds) Critical studies in rural gender issues. Ashgate, Aldershot
Bennett K (2004) Emotionally Intelligent Research. Area 36 (4) pp.414-422
Bennett K (2004) A time for change? Patriarchy, the former coalfields and family farming. Sociologia Ruralis 44 (2) pp.147-166.
Phillipson J, Bennett K, Lowe P and Raley M (2004) Adaptive responses and asset strategies: The experience of rural micro-firms and Foot and Mouth Disease. Journal of Rural Studies 20 (2): 227-243.
Bennett K and Phillipson J (2004) A plague upon their Houses: Revelations of the Foot and Mouth Disease Epidemic for Business Households. Sociologia Ruralis 44 (3) pp. 261-284.
Phillipson J, Bennett K, Carroll T and Lowe P (2002) Coping with crisis in Cumbria: the consequences of Foot and Mouth Disease. Town and Country Planning, 72 (3), pp. 78-81
Bennett K (2002) Participant observation in Shurmer-Smith, P. (ed.) Doing Cultural Geography. Sage: London.
Bennett Kand Shurmer-Smith P (2002) Writing conversation in Dwyer, C. and Limb, M. in Qualitative Methodologies for Geographers. Arnold: London.
Bennett K(2002) Interviews and focus groups in Shurmer-Smith, P. (ed.) Doing Cultural Geography. Sage: London.
Bennett Kand Shurmer-Smith P (2002) Handling case studies in Shurmer-Smith, P. (ed.) Doing Cultural Geography. Sage: London.
Bennett K, Ekinsmyth C and Shurmer-Smith P (2002) Selecting topics for study in Shurmer-Smith, P. (ed.) Doing Cultural Geography. Sage: London.
Bennett K and Shurmer-Smith P (2002) Creating a text in Shurmer-Smith, P. (ed.) Doing Cultural Geography. Sage: London. (50%)
Bennett K(2000) Inter/viewing and inter/subjectivities: Powerful performances in Seymour, S., Hughes, A. and Morris, C. (eds.) Ethnography and rural research. Countryside and Community Press: Cheltenham.
Bennett K, Beynon H and Hudson R (2000) Coalfields Regeneration: Dealing with the Consequences of Industrial Decline. Policy Press: Bristol.
Strangleman T, Hollywood E, Beynon H, Bennett K and Hudson R. (1999) Heritage work: representing the work ethic in the coalfields. Sociological Research Online - Vol. 4, Issue 3
Everyday multiculturalism; new spatial and social relations of diversity; solidarity in diversity.