Staff in the Department of Sociology
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Fauzia Ahmad BSc, MSc, PhD
Fauzia is a qualitative feminist researcher with research interests in gendered ethnic and faith identities.
Dr Mi Young Ahn
Mi Young is interested in sense of belonging, intersectional inequality, social mobility and mixed methods research.
Brian Alleyne BSc MSc PhD
Brian is focussed on globalisation, social movements and the social life of information technology.
Dr Sreenanti Banerjee
Vikki Bell BA PhD
Vikki's interests include transitional justice, cultural theory and questions of aesthetics, ethics and subjectivity.
Svenja is a theorist with expertise in social and political theory, philosophy, critical thought and Marxism
With a theoretical focus upon gender and law, Kirsten explores international criminal law and transitional justice.
Dr Laura Cuch
Laura is a visual artist and cultural geographer interested in communities, food cultures and material performativity
Abby works on researching, teaching and representing sociology of religion nationally and internationally.
Sara R Farris
Gender and migration, care and social reproduction, racism/nationalism, feminist theory, social theory
Fay Dennis is a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow working on the sociology of drugs.
Jennifer is a criminologist and sociologist whose research and writing centres on women, gender, and crime/law-breaking.
Monica Greco BA MA PhD
Monica Greco works at the intersections of social science and the history and philosophy of medicine.
Kiran researches the interactions between legal frameworks and social justice struggles of marginalised groups.
Michael works with different media to produce theoretical texts regarding civil protection and participatory politics.
Paul’s focus is on urban and fine-art photography, documentary and film, urban ethnography, and narratives of city life.
Britt is a visual artist and researcher working with film, video, sound and performance, and teaches inventive methods.
David Hirsh, BSc MA PhD
David has researched and published on contemporary antisemitism, crimes against humanity and totalitarianism.
An urban sociologist and ethnographer, Emma explores the relationship between belonging, place and urban change.
Kat researches invention, mobilities, gender and DIY tech communities of practice
Theo’s current research focuses on the interrelationships between crime, urban space and social control.
Dr Vik Loveday
Currently researching higher education, Vik has also worked on gender, identity, luck, nostalgia and social class.
Jamie works on social movements and popular protest, environmentalism and the politics of consumer culture.
Monk is a black Labrador. He has accompanied Mariam Motamedi-Fraser to Goldsmiths since September 2015, when he was seven months old.
Mariam Motamedi-Fraser BA (Hons), PhD
Mariam's research is on animals, with a special interest in the animal sciences, and dogs.
Kate Nash BSc PhD
Kate works on cultural politics - how does meaning-making establish and challenge (more or less unequal, violent) social orders.
Melissa’s research focuses on childhood, youth and family lives with a specific interest in the intersection of childhood, publics, and politics.
Pamela Odih, BSoc.Sc PhD
Pamela studies the significance of time/space to the regulation of subjects and construction of gendered subjectivity.
David Oswell, BA (Hons), MA , PhD
David’s research is concerned with the social life of children, children’s rights and, more broadly, social theory.
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.
Dr Alex Rhys-Taylor BSc, MA, PhD, PGCert
Alex is an urban sociologist, focussed on the relationship between multi-sensory experiences of cities and histories of change.
Dr Katherine Robinson
Katherine's research explores issues in urban public space and everyday life in organisations.
Marsha Rosengarten BA, MA, PhD
Marsha is Co-Director of the Centre for Invention and Social Process (CISP).
Martin works across philosophy and the social sciences, researching ecology, postcolonial thought, and radical pluralism
Brett St Louis BA MSc PhD
Brett is a race critical theorist with research interests in the relationship between racialization and racism.
Maisie’s interests include animal behaviour expertise, critical anthropomorphism and multi-species ethnography.
Alberto Toscano BA MA PhD
Alberto’s expertise is in social and political theory, philosophy, Marxism and critical theory.
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.
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.