Department of Sociology

Our research students

Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs)

Sanjaya Aryal
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Migration, labour work, human rights, gender, low income countries, qualitative research;
Tariq Derdeb
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Vincent Eade
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Risk; Gendered inequality in leisure sports; Masculinities; Social theory;
Camilla Giambonini
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
Jennifer Kelley
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Gemma Mackman
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Kirils Makarovs
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Science and technology studies; Public understanding of science; Quantitative methodology;
Astrid Martinez Cedillo
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Melanie Pearson
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Daniela Peruzzo
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Punjapha Pitigraisorn
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Helen Rand
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Brendan Read
Graduate Laboratory Assistant, Department of Sociology
Research interests: New Methods of Data Collection; Measurement Error; Nonresponse; Panel Conditioning; Response Burden; Longitudinal Surveys.;
Alice Rizzuti
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Criminology and criminal justice; Organised crime ; Green criminology; Food crime ; qualitative methods ;
Ayse Sargin
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Carlos Simoes Ferreira E Penha
Graduate Teaching Assistant - SOC, Department of Sociology
Research interests: International Humanitarian Law; International Human Rights Law; International Criminal Law; Drug Policy; Indigenous Rights;
Selin Sivis
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Research interests: The boundary-making approach; Employment; Informal market economy; Labour market integration of refugees and asylum-seekers; Xenophobia; Syrian refugees; Interculturalism; Qualitative Methods;
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;
Joanne Taylor
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Benjamin Turpin
Graduate Teaching Assistant - SOC, Department of Sociology

Research students

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;
Philip Berners
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
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
Sanhita Chatterjee
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;
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
Aviah Day
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Tariq Derdeb
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
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 ;
Emma Frost
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 justice; 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
Seyma Karamese
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 ;
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
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
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
Iulia-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 Newman-Earl
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
Katie Reid
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 ; qualitative methods ;
Yuria Saavedra Alvarez
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
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: The boundary-making approach; Employment; Informal market economy; Labour market integration of refugees and asylum-seekers; Xenophobia; Syrian refugees; Interculturalism; Qualitative Methods;
Arthur Slocum
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Burak Sonmez
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Solidarity & Prosocial Behaviour ; Cooperation & Resilience ; Morality; Experimental Methods; Quantitative Methods and Survey Research Methodology; Welfare ; Transnationalism and Immigration ; Economic 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';
Olivia Stiles-Arigho
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
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
Shuai Wang
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ruth Weir
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Domestic abuse;
Marjan Wijers
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Xiaomei Yu
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Can Zuo
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology