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
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Sociology
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
Research interests: R v Brown; Consensual harm and the law; Criminal law; Sadomasochism; BDSM; Queer theory & methods; LGBTQ rights; Human rights; 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
Research interests: Criminology and criminal justice; Organised crime; Policing and crime control; Police cultures; Globalisation and policy transference
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
Ask me about: children's subjective well-being; qualitative research with children; childhood poverty
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Violence against women and girls; Child Abuse; Feminism
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Associate Fellow, Department of Sociology

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
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
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
Research interests: Medical deviance, organisational deviance, white-collar crime
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
Research interests: Domestic abuse
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Transgender health care; Sexuality
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Digital Culture and Media, Digital Labour, Flexibility, Precarity, Economic Sociology, Labour Sociology Research interests: Journal Article/ Classified Transformation from Proletariat to Pracariat; Book Section/During Covid Pandemic; As a Public Sphere Twitter
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, Economic Sociology, Labour Sociology Research interests: Journal Article/ Classified Transformation from Proletariat to Pracariat; Book Section/During Covid Pandemic; As a Public Sphere Twitter
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: Environmental harms in the Brazilian Amazon; Green criminology from the global South; Socio-legal studies in Brazil; Brazilian law; Conservation studies; Environmental justice Research interests: Environmental Crimes; Green Criminology; Global South; Socio-legal studies; Decolonisation; Brazilian studies; Conservation studies; Sustainability; Climate change
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: Meat-eating, Veganism and Masculinity; Meat-eating and Sustainability; Vegan Sociology; Non-human Animals and Speciesism; Football (soccer) and social class Research interests: Meat-eating, Veganism and Masculinity
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
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: Sociology of culture, practices, creative workers
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Teaching technical college (junior college) in the United States
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: You can ask me about Attendance, Employability and Careers, LEAP, Extenuating Circumstances and Change of Course queries. If you have any feedback you'd like to share, positive or negative, feel free to email me. Your feedback can be kept anonymous if you request this.
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
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