Department of Sociology

Our research students

Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs)

Roxana Baltaru
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Carlene Cornish
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Criminology; Education; Youth Culture and Juvenile Justice; Child protection/ Abuse/ Safeguarding; Fostering and Adoption Social Work;
Shovita Dhakal Adhikari
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Child trafficking; Child Protection; Gender based violence; Child's Rights and Sociology of Childhood.;
Maria Holcekova
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Paulina Jimenez Fregoso
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Sociology; Criminology; Transitional Justice; Dictatorships; Armed Conflict; Criminal Law;
Gulcimen Karakeci
Graduate Teaching Assistant., Department of Sociology
Ali Keles
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Media Discourse; Discourse Theory and Analysis; Identity Politics and Nationalism ( Kurdish and Turkish); Postcolonial Theory and Orientalism ; Poststructuralism; Cultural Studies and Communication Theories ; Critical Feminist Theory ; Cinema and Literature of Turkey ;
Valerija Kolbas
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Panagiotis Panagiotou
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Christakis Peristianis
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Research interests: History of the family and how the family unit is influenced and affected by social change.; Social memory, its functions and modes of transmission, and its intersection with identity (in particular commemorative practices) and history.; The concept of trauma as it has developed in psychoanalysis and its export in the social sciences, in particular in the Cultural Sociology school of Jeffrey C. Alexander;
Helen Rand
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Brendan Read
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Research interests: New Methods of Data Collection; Measurement Error; Nonresponse; Panel Conditioning; Response Burden; Longitudinal Surveys.;
Ayse Sargin
Graduate Teaching Assistant (SC164), Department of Sociology
Graduate Teaching Assistant (SC233), Department of Sociology
Emma Saunders
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Carlos Simoes Ferreira E Penha
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Research interests: International Humanitarian Law; International Human Rights Law; International Criminal Law; Drug Policy; Indigenous Rights;
Burak Sonmez
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Social Resilience; Citizenship; Identity; Quantitative Methods and Survey Research Methodology; Experimental Methods; Economic and Organisational Sociology;
Amy Stevens
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Research interests: State Surveillance; Online Privacy; Technology and Digital Surveillance Practices; UK Surveillance Legislation; Resistance to Surveillance and the Anti-Surveillance/Pro-Privacy 'movement';
Irina Straton
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Ekaterina Tarnovskaya
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Sociology of cultural production, sociology of art and cultural politics, sociology of professions;
Benjamin Turpin
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Ruth Weir
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Domestic Abuse; Geography of Crime; Criminology; Social Policy; Crime Mapping; Geographical Information Science; Quantitative Methods; Community Asset Mapping;

Research students

Kofi Addo
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Corruption; Confidence and Legitimacy of Police Practices; Cross Cultural Criminology; Sociology of Prison Life; Crime, Deviance and Social Control and Crime Prevention (through CCTV and Environmental Design);
Sanjaya Aryal
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Migration, labour work, human rights, gender, low income countries, qualitative research;
Parvaneh Astinfeshan
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Esma Bayram
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: The Gulen Movement, The Nubihar Circle, Turkey`s Kurdish Question, Nurcu Movement, Said Nursi, Kurds in Turkey, Nationalism, Ethnicity;
Daniela Boraschi
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Science and technology studies; Medical technologies; Women’s health; Theories of knowledge and ignorance; Historical ontology; Qualitative, historical and art-based research methods;
Jessamy Carlson
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Kerwei Chien
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Maria Colinas Suarez
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Carlene Cornish
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Criminology; Education; Youth Culture and Juvenile Justice; Child protection/ Abuse/ Safeguarding; Fostering and Adoption Social Work;
Aviah Day
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Tariq Derdeb
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Shovita Dhakal Adhikari
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Child trafficking; Child Protection; Gender based violence; Child's Rights and Sociology of Childhood.;
Fatma Dogan Akkaya
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Paul Driscoll
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Vincent Eade
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Risk; Gendered inequality in leisure sports; Masculinities; Social theory;
Khalid Farooq
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Psychopathic behavior in fraud offenders, cultural criminology and white collar crime ;
Marie Foleide
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Jennifer Gresham
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Global environmental and agrifood governancePolitical economy of food systemsFood cultures and cooking practicesClimate change and environmental social movements;
Maureen Haaker
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Nawel Hamidi
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Samuel Heyes
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Allan Hildon
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Maria Holcekova
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Aiko Ikemura Amaral
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: My research has engaged with (and I am keen to learn more about) topics such as indigeneity; nationalism; gender; social space; migration; social movements; and Latin American politics. Different approaches to qualitative research are also of interest.;
Nosakhare Imaghodo
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Racism; Institutional, Cultural and Individual; Anti-Black Discrimination; Inequalities and Social Injustices; The Black Lives Matter movement ;
Angela Jenner
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Criminology; Domestic Violence; Gender; Policing; Criminal Justice; Crime Control;
Gulcimen Karakeci
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ali Keles
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Media Discourse; Discourse Theory and Analysis; Identity Politics and Nationalism ( Kurdish and Turkish); Postcolonial Theory and Orientalism ; Poststructuralism; Cultural Studies and Communication Theories ; Critical Feminist Theory ; Cinema and Literature of Turkey ;
Thitirat Kittiwiwat
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Jana Kujundzic
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Gender based violence; domestic violence; secondary victimization; trauma; social inequality; structural opression; intersectional feminism; queer theory; postcolonial theories;
Mike Larkins
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ying Lee
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Gemma Mackman
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Kirils Makarovs
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Science and technology studies; Public understanding of science; Quantitative methodology;
Daniel Marciniak
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Alexandra Neag
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Criminology and criminal justice; Organised crime; Policing and crime control; Police cultures; Globalisation and policy transference;
Elizabeth-Ann Newman Earl
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Stefanie Nitsche
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Lauren O'Connell
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: The sociology of mental health (especially eating disorders); Critical psychology; Autoethnography and reflexivity in social research.; Micro-level sociology.;
Nicolas Ortiz Ruiz
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Melanie Pearson
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Tong Pei
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Christakis Peristianis
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: History of the family and how the family unit is influenced and affected by social change.; Social memory, its functions and modes of transmission, and its intersection with identity (in particular commemorative practices) and history.; The concept of trauma as it has developed in psychoanalysis and its export in the social sciences, in particular in the Cultural Sociology school of Jeffrey C. Alexander;
Jamie Pickering
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Punjapha Pitigraisorn
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Tilotama Pradhan
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Helen Rand
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Alice Rizzuti
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Criminology and criminal justice; Organised crime ; Green criminology; Food crime ;
Ayse Sargin
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Kristen Schaubhut
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Junpeng Shi
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Selin Sivis
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: International migration; Forced Migration; Social Cohesion; Anti-immigrant Sentiment; Xenophobia; Public Opinion; Welfare Provision and Quantitative and Qualitative Methods;
Burak Sonmez
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Social Resilience; Citizenship; Identity; Quantitative Methods and Survey Research Methodology; Experimental Methods; Economic and Organisational Sociology;
Amy Stevens
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: State Surveillance; Online Privacy; Technology and Digital Surveillance Practices; UK Surveillance Legislation; Resistance to Surveillance and the Anti-Surveillance/Pro-Privacy 'movement';
Irina Straton
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Grace Siu Fan Tang
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ekaterina Tarnovskaya
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Sociology of cultural production, sociology of art and cultural politics, sociology of professions;
Joanne Taylor
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Kelly-Marie Taylor
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Anna Thylin
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Benjamin Turpin
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Eduardo Vicente Goncalves
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Social theory; Science and technology studies (STS); Economic sociology; Politics;
Amaru Villanueva
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ruth Weir
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Domestic Abuse; Geography of Crime; Criminology; Social Policy; Crime Mapping; Geographical Information Science; Quantitative Methods; Community Asset Mapping;
Can Zuo
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology