Staff in the Department of Sociology

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Abby Day

Professor of Race, Faith & Culture (

Abby works on researching, teaching and representing sociology of religion nationally and internationally.

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Monk is a black Labrador. He has accompanied Mariam Motamedi-Fraser to Goldsmiths since September 2015, when he was seven months old.

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Nirmal Puwar BA MA PhD

Nirmal's research is in space and politics, with respect to bodies, race and gender. She has been leading the field in creative methods, especially through curating spaces.

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Martin Savransky

Senior Lecturer and Director of the Unit of Play
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Martin works across philosophy and the social sciences, researching ecology, postcolonial thought, and radical pluralism

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Christos Varvantakis

Christos is an anthropologist currently working as the research fellow for the Connectors Study (Goldsmiths/ ERC) in Athens, an international longitudinal ethnography which studies the relation between childhood and public life.

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Yesim Yaprak Yildiz

Yesim’s research focuses on political violence and human rights. She is currently working on confessional forms of truth-telling in the aftermath of state-led atrocities.