Research Cluster

Social Divisions and Economic Life

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We research social inequality in relation to the organisation of work

Our research cluster focuses on themes of structured inequality, the changing nature of work, advertising and commercial culture, and migration and minorities.

This research cluster encapsulates long standing tradition within the department of research on social inequality and its relationship to the organisation of work in industrial societies. Most recently, however, the work of this cluster has expanded to societies in Africa, Asia and South East Asia to reflect the interests of members of the cluster and work from the Centre for Research in Economic Sociology and Innovation.

View our list of researchers below. Visit their staff profiles to learn more about their individual research and supervision status:

Our members

Our postgraduate research students

Contact us
Departmental Director of Research Dr Neli Demireva
University of Essex
Department of Sociology and Criminology University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 873275