Ball, Roger

University of the West of England

United Kingdom

Roger Ball is an historian and Research Fellow at the University of the West of England analysing the 1831 reform riots. His previous research has focused on post-war urban rioting in the UK. At Keele and Sussex Universities from 2016-2019, Roger worked with social psychologists in researching the English urban riots of August 2011. Subsequently he was lead researcher for a study of British abolitionist organisations and colonial policy in relation to the death penalty. Roger has published several books including studies of the Victorian workhouse and slavery, abolition and memorialisation in his home city of Bristol.