Staff in the Department of Sociology

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Peter Coles

Associate Lecturer
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Peter Coles is a fine-art photographer, translator and editor and has been a Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Urban and

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Emma Jackson

Reader and Director of the Centre for Urban and Community
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Emma Jackson is an urban sociologist working on practices of place, belonging and the city - particularly London. .

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Kari Lancaster

Professor and University Research Leader: Health, Science, and Planetary Change (

Kari Lancaster works at the intersections of science and technology studies (STS) and public health sociology.

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Dr Vik Loveday

Head of the Department of Sociology
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Currently researching higher education, Vik has also worked on gender, identity, luck, nostalgia and social class.

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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

Reader and Director of the Centre for Critical Global Change
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Martin's research critically probes processes of planetary change and unruly social life on an unstable earth

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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.