Activism and social movements; globalisation; information technologies; ethnicity; the use of biography and other forms of narrative in social research.
Dr Brian Alleyne
Race and racism, multiculturalism, urban life, social exclusion, popular culture and music, sport sociology, postcolonial theory, youth and gender, work and institutional racism, visual sociology, health and illness.
Professor Les Back
Ethics, socio-cultural aspects of transitional justice, aesthetics and the politics of art, especially in societies emerging from violent pasts and with particular interests in Argentina; Social theory, especially the impact of the thought of Michel Foucault and Hannah Arendt; feminist and ‘continental’ philosophy; theories of performativity, subjectivity and the politics of ‘race’, gender and sexuality.
Professor Vikki Bell
Urban Sociology; social media; the social life of methods and the public life of data.
Professor Roger Burrows
Feminist and post-structuralist social theory, psychoanalytic theory and socio-legal studies.
Dr Kirsten Campbell
Social theory, consumer culture, the body, ageing and the life course, global culture and globalization processes.
Professor Mike Featherston
Words; facts and fictions; storying; archives; experience; methods; sociology, science and literature.
Dr Mariam Motamedi-Fraser
Science and technology studies, digital media, materiality, environments and environmental change, urbanism, creative practice, participation, inventive methods
Concepts of health, illness, therapeutics and/or healing in the context of different forms of medical rationality; concepts of life and vitalism; the body and the organism; social theory in relation to the ‘psy’ disciplines, emotions, subjectivity/selfhood and mental health; historical theory.
Dr Monica Greco
STS, visual, studies of expertise, architecture and the city, disasters.
Dr Michael Guggenheim
Corporeal vulnerability, care, and social research methodologies.
Dr Yasmin Gunaratnam
Professional photographer and film-maker with an interest in theoretical and practice-led visual ethnography.
Nationalism; cosmopolitanism; international law; socio-legal studies; crimes against humanity; genocide; holocaust; ‘war on terror’; fundamentalism; Israel/Palestine; human rights.
Dr David Hirsh
The application of quantitative methodologies in sociological and public policy research.
Race and ethnicity; migrational space and urban life; madness; visual studies and biographical methods.
Professor Caroline Knowles
Political sociology, sociological theory, sociology of culture, organisations, humanitarian relief.
Dr Monika Krause
Science and technology studies, digital social research, participation, actor-network theory, environmental sociology, political theory, controversy analysis and issue mapping.
Dr Noortje Marres
Public understanding of science; sociology of mundane technologies; sociology of biomedical innovation; sociology of everyday life; animals and society; materiality and sociality.
Professor Mike Michael
Sociology of human rights; cultural politics; political sociology; citizenship; social movements; equality and diversity.
Professor Kate Nash
Governance, accountability, ethics; ethnomethodology, science and technology studies; ethnography; markets, surveillance, security.
Dr Daniel Neyland
The significance of time/space to the regulation of subjects and construction of gendered subjectivity, with specific regards to consumption, advertising, organisational analysis and educational policy.
Dr Pam Odih
Cultural studies; sociology of science and technology; sociology of childhood and social theory.
Dr David Oswell
Space, race, gender and politics. Co-organiser of the Methods Lab, developing creative critical methodologies beyond academia.
Dr Nirmal Puwar
Cities, Globalisation, Urban Regeneration, Multiculture, Class, Race, Racism, Food, Smell, Sensory Methods, Ethnography and Historical Sociology.
Dr Alex Rhys-Taylor
Issues of class, gender and sexualities in urban contexts.
Dr Alison Rooke
Sociological studies of biomedicine and biotechnology inclusive of feminist poststructual critiques of matter; HIV/AIDS, blood, organ and xenotransplantation; sexuality and theories of the body.
Dr Marsha Rosengarten
Cultural identity, European cultural policies (and cultural politics), the city (in Europe and globally), leisure, landscape and place, experience, aesthetics, art worlds, festivals, culture industries, museums and other ‘memory institutions’.
Dr Monica Sassatelli
Social theory and philosophy; Marxism and critical theory; moral theory; masculinity and sexual politics; the body and emotional life; ecology and social theory; holocaust and modernity; psychoanalysis and psychotherapy; identity and ethnicity; men and feminism; the sociology of knowledge; morality and social theory; equality and liberal theory.
Emeritus Professor Victor Jeleniewski Seidler
Various territories, powers, cultural expressions, potentialities, governance and planning discourses, spaces and times in cities across the world.
Professor AbdouMaliq Simone
Class; cultural formations; feminist and poststructuralist theory; Pierre Bourdieu and Karl Marx; sexuality, space and violence.
Professor Bev Skeggs
Conceptual and practical status of race, especially in relation to politics and ethics; black/postcolonial radical intellectualism; sociology of sport; sport; culture and aesthetics.
Dr Brett St Louis
Japanese culture and society; consumer culture; women, department store and aestheticization; visual sociology; the body.
Dr Tomoko Tamari
Contemporary social and political theory; Marxism; philosophy; political economy; history of ideas; art and aesthetics.
Dr Alberto Toscano
Sociology of technology; design and the social sciences; visual research methodologies; interdisciplinary studies between sociology and art/design.
Dr Nina Wakeford
Protocols for postcapitalist societies, the critique of neoliberalism, the development of a post-anthropocentric ontology, researching new approaches to cognition and the world-body-mind entanglement, rethinking affect, theorising the postcolony, genealogy as counter-history.
Professor Couze Venn
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