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Name PhD Title Research Interests Contact Information
Mario Alvarado Multiculturalism and identity; towards a non-substantialist approach. Multiculturalism,National Identity,Political philosophy,Social theory,Critical theory,Interculturalism 3.15 Chrystal Macmillan Building 
+44 (0)131 651 1726
malvarad@ed.ac.uk
David Anderson Social Space, the Self, and Displacement in the Urban Environment; an ethnography of community and home in Soacha, Colombia Marginality,Processes of marginalisation,social exclusion,boundary making,social/moral norms and values,Migration,societal structure,urban sociology,Social change,refugees and displacement,social space  
+44 (0)7793 453 143
s1264015@sms.ed.ac.uk
Selma Augestad Feminism,Genocide,Humanitarian intervention,Norms,Agency,Post-conflict societies,Women and war,Gender & intersectionality,Social Justice,Transitional justice,Ethnicity & 'race' University of Edinburgh 

s1049649@sms.ed.ac.uk
Reza Bagheri Multiculturalism,Integration,national identity,Cultural Racism Room 6.13, Chrystal Macmillan Building 

R.Bagheri@sms.ed.ac.uk
Katherine Baxter Childhood, Livelihoods and Everyday Choices: An Ethnography of the Lived Experience of the ‘Global Schooling Project’ in Nepal Education and social change,Sociology of Knowledge,Sustainability,Sociology of Sustainability, Environmental Sociology, Sociology of Education, Education for Sustainable Development,Alternative epistemologies,Knowledge production and practices,Nepal and the Himalaya,international development,the sociology of development and aid practices,Childhood and Youth Studies,refugees and displacement Chrystal Macmillan Building Rm 4.16 
+44 (0)784 509 2651
K.D.Baxter@sms.ed.ac.uk; kbaxter@exseed.ed.ac.uk
Heather Blenkinsop Stories from the Wall: The Making and Remaking of Localism Storytelling & ethnography,Memory, identity,Britain,Historical sociology,Research methods,Narrative Inquiry,Legends,Community Belonging,Interdisciplinary Research,Mythology and folklore,Myth and storytelling Rm 6.12 Chrystal MacMillan Building 

heatherblenkinsop@gmail.com
Martin Booker Room 4.15, Chrystal Macmillan Building 
+44 (0)131 650 66 18
M.Booker@sms.ed.ac.uk
Théo Bourgeron Anthropology of Money,Sociology of finance,Welfare reform politics,Corporate finance,Private equity,Impact investing,Dynamics of capitalism  

tbourger@exseed.ed.ac.uk
Yuji Shimohira Calvo Retrieving Class: A Sociological Analysis of Political Participation in Europe in Times of Economic Crisis Political participation,Critical sociology,Social stratification,Quantitative analysis  
+44 (0)783 574 7499
y.shimohira@ed.ac.uk
Canglong Wang (王苍龙) Individuality, Hierarchy, and Dilemma: The Making of Confucian Cultural Citizenship in a Contemporary Chinese Classical School Chinese citizenship,Confucianism,National and cultural identity,Classical education in China,Schooling ethnography,Foucault,self-moralisation,Individualisation of Chinese society  
+44(0)7933827151
s1460757@sms.ed.ac.uk
Lee Chalmers How online vitriol shapes women’s engagement in feminist activism/argument in the UK
 Feminism,Political representation,Cybermisogyny,Public life,Gender,Gender theory,Trolling,Feminist Theory,Sociology,Feminist ethics The Chrystal MacMillan Building 

lee.chalmers@ed.ac.uk
No Photo Shruti Chaudhry Lived- Experiences of Marriage: Regional and Cross-Regional Brides in Rural North India Ethnography,Caste;,Marriage and Intimate Relationships,South Asia,Inequality,Migration and development,gender based violence School of Social and Political Science 

schaudh2@exseed.ed.ac.uk; chaudhryshruti82@gmail.com
Eric Zhong Chen Rm 6.13 
+44 (0)7738714688
chenzhong_eric@hotmail.com
Elisabeth Cuénod Commonality and diversity: Self-identified asexual people discussing their experience on Tumblr Feminism,Youth,Technology and society,Sexuality,Social media and internet technologies,Internet research,Tumblr,Asexuality,LGBT studies,Identity,Boundary work,Gender,Intersectionality,Digital Sociology,Digital Culture Chrystal Macmillan Building 
+44 (0)7443 773228
elisabeth.cuenod@ed.ac.uk
Arek Dakessian Casting Nets and Framing Films: Networks of Film Production in Beirut (working title) Cultural Production,Creative Industries,Cities,Beirut,Ethnography,Social Network Analysis,Networks of Cultural Production,Distinction,Taste Chrystal Macmillan Building, School of Social and Political Sciences 
+44 (0)7447 509 109
A.A.Dakessian@sms.ed.ac.uk
Daniel Cetrà Nations and Nationalism,Political Liberalism and Minority Rights,Territorial Politics,The Politics of Language  
Follow me on Academia.edu
D.Cetra@ed.ac.uk
No Photo Alexandria Davenport To What Extent Do LGBTQ+ Audiences Queer Scripted Television Programming? Gender and Sexuality,Feminist Theory,Queer Theory,LGBT studies,Media,Transgender,MOGAI  
44 (0)7463 486464
s1252173@sms.ed.ac.uk
No Photo Kali Dedominicis Online media fandom and the construction of virtual community media fandom,Qualitative Research Methods,Discourse Theory,internet research methods,community,Documents of Life,Sociology of technology,Technology and society,Discourse, practice and sociological theories and methods,Media and society,new media,Media anthropology,popular culture,digital culture  

k.l.dedominicis@sms.ed.ac.uk
Carl Denig "The Narcissism of Minor Differences": Narcissistic Personality Disorder in Centre Europe and North America Anthropology of psychiatry,Medical Anthropology,Comparative/Historical Sociology,Social psychology,Qualitative research methods,Sociology of knowledge and science,Classification,Diagnosis,Psychotherapy,Personality Disorders,Narcissism Room 5.15, Chrystal Macmillan Building 

c.f.denig@sms.ed.ac.uk
Eeke Dix The Future Success of Multiculturalism: national identity perceptions and citizenship in the Netherlands Multiculturalism,nationalism,national identity Room 6.13 

E.Dix@sms.ed.ac.uk
Nikki Dunne Intersecting Biographies of Care: Indian migrant nurses in a globalising care economy care chains,gender,Migrant work,transnational families,Transnational caregiving,Globalization,Qualitative Research Methods,Intersectionality,Inequality in the labour market  

m.n.dunne@sms.ed.ac.uk
Friedrich Eierdanz Sociology of Sport,Cognitive Anthropology,Grounded Theory,Sociology of Knowledge,economic sociology,organizations and institutions Rm. 6.12 Chrystal MacMillan Building 

F.Eierdanz(at)sms.ed.ac.uk
Eirik Magnus Fuglestad Propertied communities; the realization of national sovereignty in the US and Norway nationalism,State formation,Capitalism and its critics,power (domination,authority,legitimacy)  

e.fuglestad@ed.ac.uk
Nichole Fernandez Visualizing Croatia: National identity, advertising, and tourism in the European Union National Identity,Visual Sociology,European Union,Postnationalism,Return / transnational migration,tourism,nation branding,Nation Branding,postmodernity,Digital Cultures,Environmental Sociology Room 6.12 

s1369596@sms.ed.ac.uk
No Photo Natalie Forster  

s1053508@exseed.ed.ac.uk
Gilberto Galeazzi The Spirit of Caprera: an Ethnographic Analysis of Sailing ethnography,organizations and institutions,Ritual,authority,culture,Qualitative Research Methods,Sociology of Sport,Identity,Power (domination,legitimacy),time,subculture Room 3.15, Chrystal Macmillan Building 

g.galeazzi@sms.ed.ac.uk
Mary Hanlon Fashioning Power: Stakeholder strategies in transnational fashion and apparel activist networks post-Rana Plaza Work & Labour,Sociology of Fashion,Global Value Chains,Consumption,Fashion Theory,Consumer-based Activism,Education,Online Learning,Sustainability,Global Apparel Production,Creative Commons & Open Source,Food,Digital Narratives,Bangladesh Chrystal Macmillan Building 

M.F.Hanlon@sms.ed.ac.uk
Jillian Hart Is methodological innovation superficially attractive but challenging in practice? A case study combining network analysis with biographical narrative methodological innovations,virtual/online methods,Networking and Mapping,Biographical narrative,Research methods,Qualitative Research Methods,Research Ethics,reflexivity in research  

Jillian.hart@ed.ac.uk
Arjen van der Heide Social Studies of Finance,Economic Sociology,Insurance markets,Science and technology studies,Financial regulation,Sociology of Quantification,Political Economy,Life Insurance,Sociology of Knowledge  

a.vanderheide@ed.ac.uk
Justin Chun-ting Ho The Rise of Hong Kong Nationalism on the Edge of Empires Nationalism and National Identity,Hong Kong,China,Social media,text and data analytics,Computational Social Science,Discourse Analysis  

Justin.Ho@ed.ac.uk
Yifei Hou Time Assistance to Nonresident Elderly Parents in China: The Coaction of Sibling Substitution, Proximity and Gendered Kinship Selection Quantitative Methods in Social Research,Family Demography,Health policy,Kinship Rm 1.16, Chrystal Macmillan Building 

Y.Hou-12@sms.ed.ac.uk
Rhys Howell Out at sea, out of mind? Understanding social responses to marine energy projects Sustainability,Social Impact Assessment,Marine planning,Community Development,Community energy,Marine energy,Social responses,Renewable energy,Participation  

rhys.howell@ed.ac.uk
Erin Hughes An American Atra? Boundaries of Diasporic Nation-Building Amongst Assyrians and Chaldeans in the United States Iraq and the Middle East,Diaspora,Migration & Transnationalism,Ethnic conflict,Nationalism,Ethnic and Racial Minorities,Statelessness,Boundary theory Chrystal Macmillan Building 

e.e.hughes-2@sms.ed.ac.uk
No Photo Katie Ion Counter/surveillance & Protest: Watching and being watched at public demonstrations in Britain Qualitative Research Methods,Protest,Protest policing,Surveillance,ethnography,Social movements,Political Sociology,drug policy,intoxication,social change  

k.m.ion@sms.ed.ac.uk
Lisa Kalayji sociology of emotions,social movements,feminisms and feminist theory,Social theory,documentary research methods,death  

L.Kalayji@sms.ed.ac.uk
Marios Kampouris The Technological Field: An Alternative Understanding of Technological Transitions Sociology of technology,Innovation,Sustainability,Renewable Energy Systems,orientation and diversification of technological change,transition studies  

M.Kampouris@sms.ed.ac.uk
Canan Nese Karahasan Exhibiting "Turkishness" at a Time of Flux in Turkey: Ethnography of the State Nationalism and National Identity,Secularism,Museums,Turkey,Islam,ethnography  

S1157920@sms.ed.ac.uk
Martina Karels Performing Remembrances of 9/11 Public Memory and Remembrance,Performance,Space,Visual Sociology,Politics of Memory,Qualitative Research Methods,Collaborative Methods,Participatory Methods 3.16 Chrystal Macmillan Building 

M.H.Karels@sms.ed.ac.uk
Julius Kob „Model-made Markets“: Reinsurance, Financial Markets and the Sociology of Catastrophe Modelling Social Studies of Finance,Science and technology studies,Historical sociology,Economic Sociology,ethnography,Reinsurance markets,Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) markets,Catastrophe Modelling,Risk Studies,Financial Markets,Sociology of Knowledge,infrastructure,epistemologies,Uncertainty,Climate change,Experimentation,Non-knowledge,Simulations Chrystal Macmillan Building 
+49 (0) 172 96 33433
J.J.Kob@ed.ac.uk
Kragen, Ko-Kang, Chien actor-network theory,Science & technology studies,Economic Sociology,sociology of food,agro-food studies,Knowledge and practices  

s1252962@sms.ed.ac.uk
Alexandra Scott International and Transgovernmental ​ Anti-Drug Law Enforcement Cooperation along the Northern Trafficking Route Drug Policy,Security Cooperation,The war on drugs,Politics of drugs and trafficking,Transnational Governance,Central Asia,Globalisation,Regionalism,Balance of power Rm 3.16, Crystal MacMillan Building 

s1468651@ed.ac.uk
Maggie Laidlaw "Who's got time for that? The timely negotiations of women's civic engagement" Feminism,Participation,creative research methods,poetry,Innovative Research Methods,work and labour,Bodies,participatory research,co-production,volunteering,Women's livelihoods,Community Belonging,Community Development,co-production and collaboration,time and temporality,Social Inequalities in Leisure and Time-Use,Family relationship Rm 4.14 Chrystal Macmillan Building 
+44(0)7480715571
Maggie.Laidlaw@ed.ac.uk
Ana Victoria Gaxiola Lazcano Historical sociology,Social movements,State building,Social network analysis,Political Sociology,Latin America,Corporatism,labour movements  

s1673765@sms.ed.ac.uk
Sara Stewart - Lindores Women and Sectarianism in Scotland Sectarianism,Intersectionality,Sociology of the family and kinship,Equalities,Community Education,Inter-generational Research,feminist sociology,narrative & biographical methodologies,gender and religion,Whiteness Rm 5.13 
+447901940247
sara.d.stewart@ed.ac.uk
Cristian Luguzan Political Sociology,social movements,civil society,political ideology,communication technologies,social media  

s1666115@sms.ed.ac.uk
Alexandra Macht Between stoicism and intimacy: The social construction of paternal love Qualitative Research Methods,Adult-child relations/interactions,Sociology of emotion,Gender and parenting,Power,Masculinities,fathers and fatherhood,Identity and class culture Room 3.2 
+44 (0)7570159672
amacht@exseed.ed.ac.uk
Chloe MacLean Fighting with the senses: Gendered embodiment in karate gender equality,Sociology of Sport,Senses,Martial arts/ Combat Sports,Sensory Ethnography,Qualitative Research Methods,embodiment,gender,relationships  

S0822532@sms.ed.ac.uk
Emily Mann Negotiating Gender Identity in the Context of Cultural Reform: a Study of Women in Police Scotland Gender & policing;,Gender & Policing,Police Culture,Criminology,Criminal Justice,Scottish Criminal Justice System,Police,Police Scotland,Ethnography,Feminist Research,Sociology of Gender,Intersectionality,Gender and Development,Feminist Criminology  
+44(0)7742629158
Emily.Mann@ed.ac.uk
Marie-Eve Hamel Mediated Voices: Nation/State-Building, NGOs and Survivors of Sexual Violence in Postconflict Rwanda and Bosnia-Herzegovina Genocide,sexual violence,gender,Community Belonging,relationships  

m.hamel@sms.ed.ac.uk
Taylor McConnell Memory Abuse, Violence and Identity in the former Yugoslavia: Perpetuations of divided memory in Croatia and Serbia since 1995 Memory abuse,Collective memory,Memory politics,Yugoslavia,Bosnia and Herzegovina,Serbia,Croatia,National identity,Identity construction,Transitional justice,Political reform,State building,Othering,Violence,Reconciliation,Education,Socialisation processes  

T.A.McConnell@sms.ed.ac.uk
Derek Morris Memory,identity,Ideology,Narrative Inquiry,Storytelling and ethnography,discourse analysis,life-writing,Auto/Biography,Documents of Life,Iraq and the Middle East,Masculinities,Identity construction,Identity and Alterity,Collective memory,Storytelling and narrative,Myth and storytelling,militaries,Critical ethnography  

derekwesleymorris@ed.ac.uk
Órla Meadhbh Murray Invisible Work, Textual Performance, and Legitimacy: An Institutional Ethnography of UK Higher Education Institutional Ethnography,Sociology of Knowledge,Feminist Research,Activism,Text,Identity,Theatre & Performance,Intersectionality,Work,Higher education,Qualitative Research Methods  

s0807012@sms.ed.ac.uk
Maureen Neckelmann Religious Pluralisation, Civic Society and Social Capital in Chile Social capital,Civic engagement,Sociology of Religion,Secularisation,Religious Identity,Latin American Culture and Society  

S1255730@sms.ed.ac.uk
Plamena Panayotova British Sociology and Statistics History of science,history of social science,history of statistics,methodology in the social sciences,Quantitative Methods in Social Research,Education  

s1007946@sms.ed.ac.uk
Anna Ross Doing Drugs Policy: Narratives, Knowledge and Participation Social Policy,Criminal Justice,Sociology of Drugs,Participatory Methods,Drug Policy 6.13 Chrystal McMillan Building 

anna.ross@ed.ac.uk
Sarah M. E. Ruggins Building blocks: The innovation and regulation of exchange-traded funds in the United States, 1970 - 2000 Financial Innovation,financial regulation,exchange traded funds,econometrics and econometric theory,performativity,derivative instruments,Financial Markets,Social Studies of Finance Chrystal Macmillan Building 
+44 (0)7541 543776
s.ruggins@sms.ed.ac.uk
Nathalia Salamanca-Sarmiento Telling childhoods: Growing up as a child soldier in Colombia (working title) Memory,identity,Narrative Inquiry,Human rights,Childhood and Youth Studies,reconciliation and dealing with the past,Contesting childhood Room 3.2 

n.salamanca@sms.ed.ac.uk
Anna Schneider The Social Statuses in Later Life: A Study of the Effect of Retirement in Germany today. Socio-cultural change,Quantitative research,Social Exclusion,Historical sociology Chrystal Macmillan Building 

Anna.Schneider@ed.ac.uk
Ceren Sengül Varieties of 'Kurdishness' in Turkey: state rhetoric, region, and language ethnicity,Nationalism,Kurds,everyday nationalism  

C.Sengul@sms.ed.ac.uk
Emilia P Sereva Norbert Elias,Process Sociology,Social theory,British funeral industry  

Emilia.Sereva@ed.ac.uk
Tirion Seymour The Third Sector and the Shaping of Services for Huntington's Disease in Scotland: Organisations, Boundary Work and Expertise Sociology of health and illness,Professional knowledge,Sociology of Organisations,Medical sociology,expertise and interdisciplinarity,Third Sector,Genetics and Society,Scotland,Health policy,collaborative governance and partnerships,UK,Huntington's disease,Public services,Healthcare organisations,Qualitative research methods,ethics and research practices,Patient experiences  

T.J.Seymour@sms.ed.ac.uk
Shubhi Sharma Forest Conservation, Forest Dwelling People and Construction of Environmental Subjects Case of REDD+ and Adivasis in India Marx,Foucault,Governmentality,Dispossession,Adivasis,India,REDD+,Making of Environmental Subjects  

Shubhi.Sharma@ed.ac.uk
Malissa Shaw Biotechnologies: Stem Cells and Assisted Reproduction,Gender Theory,Latin American Culture and Society,Political Economy of Health,Substance: Stem Cells,Embryos and other Biogenetic Tissues,Biomedical knowledge(s),practices and technologies,Science & technology studies,Sociology of the body,Embodiment,Agency and coercion Chrystal Macmillan 

M.K.Shaw@sms.ed.ac.uk, shaw.malissa@gmail.com
Haitao Shi Criminal Justice Policy,Drug Policy in China,Police Culture,Drugs and Crime,Qualitative Research Methods,Discourse Analysis  

Haitao.Shi@ed.ac.uk
No Photo I Lin Sin Cultural Capital and Distinction: Malaysian Students and Recent Graduates of UK International Tertiary Education social mobility,higher education,International migration  

ilin.sin@ed-alumni.net
Esje Stapleton Institutions In/Cognito: The socio-cognitive emergence of agentic intelligence and the basis of phenomenology Philosophy of Mind,Cyborgs,the structure/agency problem,Zombies,Queer Theory,Socially Extended Mind Hypothesis Office 5.13, 5th floor, Chrystal MacMillan Building 
http://edinburgh.academia.edu/SJStapleton
s.j.stapleton-2@sms.ed.ac.uk
Sarah Stopforth The Relationship Between Parental Socio-Economic Position and Children's Educational Outcomes: An Investigation of Cultural Capital and Aspirations Sociology of Education,Social Stratification,Cultural Capital,Quantitative Analysis  

sarah.stopforth@ed.ac.uk
Dora Jandric Imagined Futures of Same-sex Couples Ageing,Gender,Sexuality,Qualitative Research Methods,imagined futures Office 5.15, Chrystal MacMillan Building 
+447521207427
s1564114@sms.ed.ac.uk
Alva Katharina Traebert HIV/AIDS, Identity and Experiences of LGBT/Queer Community in Scotland, 1980-2000. Gender and Sexuality,Intersectionality,Feminism,Queer Theory,Narrative Inquiry,Human rights  

a.k.traebert@sms.ed.ac.uk
Ben Twist Taking the complexity turn to steer cars off the road: applying complexity theory to put social practice theory into practice Climate change,Cultural Sociology,Sustainability,Environment,Environmental Sociology,Environmental and Social Change,complexity theory,social practice theory Business Centre 2.6, Waverley Court 
+44 (0)131 529 7909
ben.twist@creativecarbonscotland.com
Emel Uzun Living Together and Everyday Encounters: Nationalism Narratives of Ordinary People in Turkey Rm 6.14 
07867210553
E.uzun@sms.ed.ac.uk
Amanda Vettini 'Should we be creating Jacks and Jills of all trades in social research?: Assessing responses to breadth and depth in postgraduate social science research methods training.' Research methodology,Higher Education,Innovative Research Methods,Children and Families,Relationship breakdown and divorce,Research Methods Training West Wing (5th floor), Crystal Macmillan Building 

s1144892@sms.ed.ac.uk
Llibert Mendez de Vigo The Flag as a Tablecloth: Food Practices of the New Spanish Immigrant Community in Edinburgh sociology of food,Memory,identity,Immigration,Food and Identity,Diaspora and transnationalism  

Llibert.Mendez.De.Vigo@ed.ac.uk
Tingting Wan Understanding Small-Holding Households in a Changing Chinese Village Documents of Life,Gender and social change,Narrative Inquiry,Sociological Theory,families and households,Identity formation,Economic Sociology,sociology of emotions,Social Networks,Development studies,Social capital Sociology, School of Social and Political Science 

T.Wan-4@sms.ed.ac.uk
Julie Watson  

J.E.Watson-1@sms.ed.ac.uk
Zhen Wei Political sociology,Historical sociology,Social theory,Sociology of the body,China,Labour and labour movements  
+44 (0)7421233421
s1515888@sms.ed.ac.uk
Emily Wilkinson Veganism,Meat Eating,Happy Meat,Feminism,Intersectionality,Critical Animal Studies,Food Studies,Food  

s0801998@sms.ed.ac.uk
Lauren Wilks Domestic Work and Commuting in West Bengal, India domestic labour,care,gender,class,social inequality,migration,mobility,commuting,work and labour,changing/emerging cultures of work,ethnography,qualitative methods,family and personal relationships,feminist research,South Asia Room 5.15, Chrystal Macmillan Building 

L.Wilks @ sms.ed.ac.uk
Mengyao Yuan Political imaginary presented by online narratives Social media,Political identities and citizenship  

M.Yuan-2@sms.ed.ac.uk
Andreas Zaunseder Work and Citizenship: a Multi-Sited Ethnography of Labour, Political Engagement and the Construction of Meaningful Work in Scottish Worker Co-operatives’ (working title) Historical sociology,political theory,Social theory,public engagement,Economic Sociology,Political Sociology,Critical Theory  

andreas.zaunseder@ed.ac.uk; r02az16@abdn.ac.uk
Luca Zazzi Social Theory,Theoretical Methods,Philosophy,Ontology,Modernity,Media and Communications,Aesthetics  

Luca.Zazzi@ed.ac.uk
Dominik Zelinsky Social theory,Cultural Sociology,Communism,Central Eastern Europe,Dissent,Semiotics,Literary Theory,Comparative/Historical Sociology,Hermeneutics,Historical sociology,Sociology of Knowledge,Sociology of Religion,Sociology of Art  

Dominik.Zelinsky@ed.ac.uk
Mariah Jade Zimpfer Identity and Marginalization in Contemporary Appalachia Ethnicity and culture,Appalachia,the American South,ethnography,Social Impact Assessment,Program Evaluation,Historical sociology,Bridging and bonding,Artifact Ethnography,Social capital  

mjadez@gmail.com