Sam Burgum

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Sheffield in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, focusing on social justice, urban movements, and urban inequalities. My current research includes work with squatters and the homeless in London, as well as recent attempts by the government to criminalise trespass and the impact on Gypsy-Traveller communities, and the relationship between political change and history. I also teach undergraduate and postgraduate students about migration, urban camps (including refugee camps and protest camps), and urban theory. I previously volunteered with ASSIST as part of the advocacy team, but I was forced to leave Sheffield for work, before returning in 2017. In my spare time, I play in a few local bands, or take my Westie (Hendrix) for a walk in the peaks.