Simi Kolajo

  • Doctoral Researcher

Black geographies of (dis)comfort: Young people, transitions and home.


Supervisors: Dr James Esson and Professor Sarah Mills

Simi’s PhD research investigates the everyday at home experiences of young Black people in the UK through the lens of comfort. Utilising qualitative research methods, her study analyses how Black youths variably sense, (re)negotiate and craft dis/comfort, in its various social, emotional and material dimensions, within the home.

The research will also explore how such un/comfortable experiences shift as young Black people navigate multiple domestic locales and relations during their youthhood. By focusing on such intimate geographies and foregrounding Black aliveness, Simi’s research seeks to enhance and further establish a Black British Geography.