Kevin Searle

  • Position: Modern domestic records specialist

Kevin Searle is a sociologist and historian. He holds a BA (Hons) degree in Race and Culture and Third World and Development Studies, a PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education and Training, and a PhD in Sociological Studies.

His PhD was a life-story study of Yemeni former steelworkers who migrated to work in the Sheffield steel industry after the Second World War. His most recent publication is the chapter, ‘Before Notting Hill: The Causeway Green “rioting” of 1949,’ in the book, Black British History: New Perspectives.

Searle has previously worked as a research associate at the University of Birmingham, on the Birmingham Stories project, and as a teacher of sociology at a number of inner-city schools and colleges in London.

He sits on the editorial board of the journal History Matters: Presenting the history of African and Caribbean people in Britain.