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:

Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs)

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: LGBTQIA, Gender, Queerness, Education, Feminism, Criminology, Qualitative research methods, Pedagogy.
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Universities, social mobility, British class system; University of Essex, Albert Sloman Library, Lakeside Theatre, Information & Technology Solutions, Department of Sociology
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Economic Sociology, Sociology of Work, Consumption and Market Research; Migration Study, Globalisation, Global Ethnography and International Higher Education; Cultural Sociology, Popular Culture, Arts and Media; Research Methodology, Qualitative Methods; Medical Sociology, Medical Ethics and Healthcare Sector
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Human rights; Sexuality and gender; Sexual minorities; Sadomasochism, BDSM, erotic fetishism; LGBT rights; Queer history; Sex positivity
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Policing, Youth Work, Criminal Justice, Political Theory, Ethnography
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Climate Change, National Security, Development Economy, Social Resilience, US and International politics, PR, Media and Broadcasting
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Consumption, Veganism, Class and Masculinity; Non-human Animals and Speciesism; Football (soccer) and social class Research interests: Consumption, Nonhuman Animals, veganism and class
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Gender-based violence against Sub-Saharan African women in a variety of social and political contexts; Gender and Migration; Gender and Human Rights; Social Inequalities; Intersectional Feminism; Feminist Jurisprudence
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Sociology of culture, practices, creative workers

Research students

Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Social Media, Internet Studies, Digital Sociology Research interests: What Are We Talking About When We Row About Shang-Chi on Social Media? How Networked Individualism Interprets Cultural Differences in Online Film Reviews; Media Manipulation: Common Ways and Effects; Cross-Cultural Factors in the Translation of Films and TV Shows
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Turkey`s Kurdish Question, Nurcu Movement, Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, the Nubihar Circle, the Gulen Hizmet Movement Research interests: The Kurdish Question, Islam, Nationalism, Ethnic Identity, the Nûbihar Circle, the Gulen Hizmet Movement
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: LGBTQIA, Gender, Queerness, Education, Feminism, Criminology, Qualitative research methods, Pedagogy.
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Universities, social mobility, British class system; University of Essex, Albert Sloman Library, Lakeside Theatre, Information & Technology Solutions, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Medical Ethics/ Deviance and Healthcare Sector; Organisational Deviance; Crime of Powerful
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Economic Sociology, Sociology of Work, Consumption and Market Research; Migration Study, Globalisation, Global Ethnography and International Higher Education; Cultural Sociology, Popular Culture, Arts and Media; Research Methodology, Qualitative Methods; Medical Sociology, Medical Ethics and Healthcare Sector
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Domestic abuse
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Transgender health care; Sexuality
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Digital Culture and Media, Digital Labour, Flexibility, Precarity, Precarious Journalism, Economic Sociology, Labour Sociology, Digital Humanities, Digital Journalism, The Future of Media Works. Research interests: Journal Article/ Classified Transformation from Proletariat to Pracariat; Book Section/During Covid Pandemic; As a Public Sphere Twitter; Master Thesis/The local press in Turkey:problems future development and predictions the example of Bingöl local press
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Student Politics; Social Movement; Identity Politics; Caste and Criminal Justice; Social Work in Criminal Justice System ; Dalits Studies: History, Epistemology, Politics, and Change; Philosophy of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Violence against women and girls; Child Abuse; Feminism
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Consumption, Veganism, Class and Masculinity; Non-human Animals and Speciesism; Football (soccer) and social class Research interests: Consumption, Nonhuman Animals, veganism and class
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Stalking; Cyberstalking Research interests: Stalking; Domestic abuse
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Gender-based violence against Sub-Saharan African women in a variety of social and political contexts; Gender and Migration; Gender and Human Rights; Social Inequalities; Intersectional Feminism; Feminist Jurisprudence
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Sociology of culture, practices, creative workers
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Class Mobility, Sex and Meritocracy, Gender Studies, Globalization and Immigration, Sociology of Education
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
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