I am a historian based jointly at MMU and the People's History Museum. I lead on developing this partnership between the museum and the university, through student placements, modules, and research. Co-production shapes my research and I am involved in exhibitions, public events and networks with artists, trade unions, museums and schools.
My own research explores race, migration and the labour movement in modern British history. I have recently completely a book on Enoch Powell, racism and resistance within Wolverhampton - you can order the book here http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526127396/
I am interested in supervising PhDs that connect with my research on histories of race and class, and projects that engage with the rich collection of the People's History Museum.
S. Hirsch (2019). In the shadow of Enoch Powell: Race, locality and resistance. Manchester University Press.
S. Hirsch (2019). Racism, ‘second generation’ refugees and the asylum system. Identities. 26(1), pp.88-106.
S. Hirsch, D. Swanson Photojournalism and the Moss Side Riots of 1981: Narrowly Selective Transparency. History Workshop Journal.
S. Hirsch, A. Smith (2018). A view through a window: Social relations, material objects and locality. The Sociological Review. 66(1), pp.224-240.
A. Bloch, S. Hirsch (2017). “Second generation” refugees and multilingualism: identity, race and language transmission. Ethnic and Racial Studies. 40(14), pp.2444-2462.
A. Bloch, S. Hirsch (2017). The educational experiences of the second generation from refugee backgrounds. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 43(13), pp.2131-2148.
S. Hirsch (2016). ‘A Quarrel of Limited Concern to the People of this Country’?: The British Labour Movement and Chile Solidarity. Labour History Review. 81(3), pp.237-257.