Katie Higgins is an Urban Studies Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Her research interests include wealth inequality, elites, urban ethnography, class and status.

Katie’s current research focuses on wealth, the wealthy and their influence on cities. In her ongoing qualitative research with the wealthiest residents in north-west England, she examines their trajectories, plans for succession and connectedness to smaller urban centres. Her work seeks to better understand capitalist cultural formations through focusing on those at the top end of the wealth distribution. Her previous research examined themes of privileged migration, multiculture, settler colonialism and Britishness. Her work has been published in Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Area, Social & Cultural Geography and Population, Space and Place.

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