Department of Sociology

Our research students

Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs)

Sanjaya Aryal
Graduate Teaching Assistant, 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
Ej-Francis Caris-Hamer
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Sanhita Chatterjee
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Nicolae-Eduard Craciunescu
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Christopher Cunningham
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Tariq Derdeb
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Jessica Fure
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Alexandra Kimbo
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Evangelia Koumentaki
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Jana Kujundzic
Graduate Teaching Assistant, 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
Maximilian Maher
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Kirils Makarovs
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: public understanding of science Research interests: Science and technology studies; Public understanding of science; Quantitative methodology
Daniel Marciniak
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Predictive Policing; Policing; Science and Technology Studies; Surveillance Studies
Iulia-Alexandra Neag
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Criminology and criminal justice; Organised crime; Policing and crime control; Police cultures; Globalisation and policy transference
Daniela Peruzzo
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Jamie Pickering
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Alice Rizzuti
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Food crime - food safety - green criminology - organised crime Research interests: Criminology and criminal justice; Organised crime ; Green criminology; Food crime ; qualitative methods
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
Ask me about: International Migration; Forced Migration; The Boundary-making Approach; Anti-immigrant Sentiment; Labour Market Integration Policies; Welfare Provision 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'
Ekaterina Tarnovskaya
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Sociology of cultural production, sociology of art and cultural politics, sociology of professions

Research students

Essra Ahmed
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 Gulen Movement, the Nubihar Circle, Turkey`s Kurdish Question, Nurcu Movement, Said Nursi 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
Ask me about: PhD student ; Information designer 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
Kyle Bradshaw
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
Tariq Derdeb
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Fatma Dogan Akkaya
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Paul Driscoll-Evans
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
Sarker Faroque
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Salema Foot
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Emma Frost
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
Maria Holcekova
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Nosakhare Imaghodo
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Black British History; Anti-Black Racism ; Inequalities and social justice; British Racism Research interests: Structural, Institutional, Individual and Cultural Racism; Anti-Black Racism; Inequalities and Social justice; Grassroots movements
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
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
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
Jinhan Liu
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Gemma Mackman
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Kirils Makarovs
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: public understanding of science Research interests: Science and technology studies; Public understanding of science; Quantitative methodology
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
Mollie Monopoli
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Passent Moussa
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: Mental health; Critical psychology; Autoethnography
Cara Olden
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ana Olea Fernandez
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Panida Pantura
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Melanie Pearson
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Tong Pei
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: China study; Experience of smoking; E-cigarettes use; Global tobacco control policy; Qualitative research methods
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
Helen Rand
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Technology and labour ; Sexual labour; Technology and consumption ; The 'on-demand' economy
Katie Reid
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Alice Rizzuti
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Ask me about: Food crime - food safety - green criminology - organised crime 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
Ask me about: International Migration; Forced Migration; The Boundary-making Approach; Anti-immigrant Sentiment; Labour Market Integration Policies; Welfare Provision 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 Jr
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Engin Sonmez
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of 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-Ilinca Straton
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
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
Benjamin Turpin
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
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: Violence Against Women; Geographical Information Systems; Evaluation
Marjan Wijers
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology
Xiaomei Yu
Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Sociology