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I am an urban historian, passionate about humanities outreach and teaching. My research interests lie in the role of the built environment in the construction of colonial power, and my PhD project looks at British Imperial Architecture in the Nile Valley. More broadly, I am interested in the nature of cities as lived spaces and the relationship between architecture, environment, infrastructure and urban planning. My PhD is funded by the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, and supervised by Dr Alex Bremner at the University of Edinburgh.

Over the summer of 2016, I worked in Technology Enhanced Learning for St Mary’s University, Twickenham, on a project to improve the digital capabilities of both staff and students. This involved researching and developing innovative and critical approaches to the use of technology in teaching and learning.

This site provides an overview of my current work and experience. If you wish to know more about anything mentioned here please contact me on twitter (@samgrinsell) or email s.t.a.grinsell@sms.ed.ac.uk

More details about my background and experience can be found here.