My name is Asa Roast, I’m an urban geographer and ethnographer. My research explores modernity, space, and peripheries in urbanisation, principally in the context of Chongqing, Southwest China.

I am a lecturer at the School of Geography at the University of Leeds. In Summer 2019 I completed my doctoral research, which involved twenty months of fieldwork as a visiting researcher at Southwest University in Chongqing, China.