James first joined the Centre for Cities as a Research Intern for the summer of 2021. He returned to the Centre in January 2022 as a Research Assistant specialising in economic history.
James is a DPhil student in economic and social history at Lincoln College, Oxford. His research, which is funded by the ESRC, concerns the long-term impact of deindustrialisation on labour markets and inter-generational social mobility in England. He holds a BA in History and Politics and an MSc in Economic and Social History from the University of Oxford.