Sam Grinsell is an urban historian, passionate about humanities outreach and teaching. His research interests lie in the role of the built environment in the construction of colonial power, and his PhD project looks at British Imperial Architecture in the Nile Valley. More broadly, Sam is interested in the nature of cities as lived spaces and the relationship between architecture, environment, infrastructure and urban planning. His PhD is funded by the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain.
Over the summer of 2016, Sam 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.
MA Urban History, University of Leicester
BA Ancient History and History, University of Leicester