Department of Sociology

Our research students

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Discover the research students in the Department of Sociology

Our research students investigate a broad range of exciting topics and are supervised by our academic staff.

To visit an individual research student's profile and find their contact details, please click on the links below:

Research students

Essra Ahmed
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Samanmali Alujjage Don
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Olivia Jane Arigho-Stiles
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Sanjaya Aryal
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: migration, human rights, Nepal, ethnographic fieldwork, qualitative research 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
Ask me about: the Nubihar Circle, Turkey`s Kurdish Question, Nurcu Movement, Said Nursi Research interests: The Nubihar Circle, Turkey`s Kurdish Question, Nurcu Movement, Said Nursi, Kurds in Turkey, Nationalism, Ethnicity
Philip Berners
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Robin Brooker
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ej-Francis Caris-Hamer
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Jessamy Carlson
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Sanhita Chatterjee
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Kelly-Ann Coulter
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Nicolae-Eduard Craciunescu
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Christopher Cunningham
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Esin Damar
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Tariq Derdeb
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
Mary Eke
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Sarker Faroque
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Emma Frost
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Lukas Griessl
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Maureen Haaker
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Nawel Hamidi
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Samuel Heyes
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Transgender health care; Sexuality
Nahida Hussain
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Nosakhare Imaghodo
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Systemic racism ; Anti-black racism ; BLM movement
Kalliopi Ioannou
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Angela Jenner
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Criminology; Domestic Violence; Gender; Policing; Criminal Justice; Crime Control
Seyma Karamese
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Migration, Everyday Life Sociology, Qualitative Research
Alexandra Kimbo
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Thitirat Kittiwiwat
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Evangelia Koumentaki
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Jana Kujundzic
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Gender based violence; Marital rape; Marxist feminism; Gender and nationalism; Ex-Yugoslavian context Research interests: Gender based violence; Sexual violence; Secondary victimization; Cultural trauma; Social inequality; Structural opression; Intersectional feminism; Social reproduction ; Postcolonial theories
Mike Larkins
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Dimitri Lera
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Xiaofang Liu
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Kirils Makarovs
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Konstantin Manyakin
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Daniel Marciniak
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Predictive Policing; Policing; Science and Technology Studies; Surveillance Studies
Adrian Martin
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Mollie Monopoli
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Passent Moussa
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
Ana Olea Fernandez
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Jamie Pickering
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Punjapha Pitigraisorn
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Nicolae Radulescu
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Katie Reid
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Alice Rizzuti
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Yuria Saavedra Alvarez
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ayse Sargin
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Morgane Sayer
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Junpeng Shi
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Kinship; China; Gender and Sexuality; Qualitative research methods Research interests: Everyday practices; Governance and Citizenship
Selin Sivis
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: International Migration; Forced Migration; The Boundary-making Approach; Anti-immigrant Sentiment; Labour Market Integration Policies; Welfare Deservingness; Urban Informality Research interests: The boundary-making approach; Employment; Informal market economy; Labour market integration of refugees and asylum-seekers; Xenophobia; Syrian refugees; Interculturalism; Qualitative Methods
Yemisi Laura Sloane
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Arthur Slocum
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Engin Sonmez
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Amy Stevens
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
James Tague Jr
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Grace Siu Fan Tang
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Sociology of culture, practices, creative workers
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
Ask me about: Teaching technical college (junior college) in the United States
Kelly-Marie Taylor
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Anna Thylin
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Amaru Villanueva
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Shuai Wang
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Bethanie Watts
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Marjan Wijers
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Xiaomei Yu
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
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