Staff research interests

Dr David Bartram
International migration; the welfare state's treatment of cultural minorities; privacy and surveillance.

Dr Leah Bassel
Political sociology; gender and migration; citizenship and human rights; migrant politics; multiculturalism; intersectionality; anti-poverty mobilisation.

Professor Bob Carter
Sociology, nature and science; sociology and politics of racism and immigration; contemporary forms of social identity.

Dr Edmund Chattoe-Brown
Computer simulation; decision-making; innovation diffusion; evolutionary models of social change; social networks; research methods.

Dr Jerry Coulton
Consumption, space and place, transport and mobility, visual research methods, crime and the built environment.

Dr Ipek Demir
Sociology of science; political philosophy; communitarian epistemology; nationalism, ethnic identity, and representation (focusing on Turkey and the Middle East); Kurdish and Turkish diaspora.

Professor Eric Dunning (Emeritus Professor)
The sociology of sport; sociological theory; violence and masculinity; class, race and gender inequality; power; long-term processes of social change.

Dr James Fulcher (Honorary University Fellow)
Development of Japanese society; origins and development of capitalism.

Professor John Goodwin
Sociology of youth, work and community; the history of sociology; innovative qualitative research methods; figurational sociology and Norbert Elias.

Professor Jason Hughes
Problematised consumption; drugs, addiction and health; emotions, work and identity; figurational sociology and sociological theory; methods and methodology; moral panics and regulation.

Professor Ian Hutchby
Language and social interaction; mediated discourse; sociology of children and childhood; social dimensions of communication technologies.

Professor Derek Layder (Emeritus Professor)
Sociological theory; social research methods and strategies; links between theory and research; self-identity; emotion; intimacy; power and control.

Professor Barbara Misztal
Sociological theory; political sociology.

Dr Pierre Monforte
Political sociology; civil society; social movements; rights of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; immigration; citizenship; European politics; ethnic relations.

Professor Henrietta O'Connor
Youth transitions from school to work; gender, work and employment; older workers and retirement; motherhood, employment and childcare.

Dr Jane Pilcher
Sociology of age and ageing; sociology of childhood; sociology of gender.

Dr Jacqueline Sanchez Taylor
Sex tourism; cosmetic surgery; migration; the body; intersections of race, gender, sexuality, age and economic inequality.

Dr Patrick White
Education and equality; teacher recruitment and retention; student decision-making; measurement of class and ethnicity; social research methods.

John Williams
Football culture and football supporters; stadium modernisation in English football; sport and the media; violent crime.

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