Graduate school

Our Students

Name PhD Title Research Interests Contact Information
Mario Alvarado Multiculturalism,National Identity,Political philosophy,Social theory,Critical theory,Interculturalism +44 (0)131 651 1726
malvarad@ed.ac.uk
David Anderson 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
Amy Andrada Ideology,Norms,Narrative Inquiry,gender,national identity,Gender hierarchies,Quantitative Research,Kinship and motherhood,Exclusion,Self,Identity +44 (0)753 926 9587
Aandrada@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' s1049649@sms.ed.ac.uk
Reza Bagheri Multiculturalism,Integration,national identity,Cultural Racism R.Bagheri@sms.ed.ac.uk
Kath Bassett Digital Sociology,Locative Media,Mobilities,Affect and Emotions,Qualitative Research,Space and Place,New Media Ontologies,Power and Subjectivation,Resistance,Algorithmic Culture,Queer Theory,Media Tourism,work and labour,digital labour,popular culture,Digital Cultures,Geoweb +44 (0) 749 867 3281
Kath.Bassett@ed.ac.uk
Katherine Baxter 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 +44 (0)784 509 2651
K.D.Baxter@sms.ed.ac.uk; kbaxter@exseed.ed.ac.uk
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Biography/CV
Marius Birk Social Studies of Finance,Central Banking,Financial Markets,Sociology of Finance,Sociology of Knowledge,Liquidity,Lender of Last Resort M.Birk@sms.ed.ac.uk
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Heather Blenkinsop Memory, identity,Britain,Historical sociology,Research methods,Narrative Inquiry,Legends,Community Belonging,Interdisciplinary Research,Mythology and folklore,Myth and storytelling heatherblenkinsop@gmail.com
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Blog posts
Martin Booker +44 (0)131 650 66 18
M.Booker@sms.ed.ac.uk
Théo Bourgeron Anthropology of Money,Sociology of finance,Welfare reform politics,Dynamics of capitalism,Body and capital,Impact investing,Private equity s1563405@sms.ed.ac.uk
Yuji Shimohira Calvo Political participation,Critical sociology,Social stratification,Quantitative analysis +44 (0)783 574 7499
y.shimohira@ed.ac.uk
Lorenzo Canepari Social memory,Families,Nationalism,Ethnicity,Regionalism,Italy,Balkans,Qualitative research,Comparative constitutionalism +44(0)7802632265
lorenzo.canepari@ed.ac.uk
Canglong Wang (王苍龙) Chinese citizenship,Confucianism,National and cultural identity,Classical education in China,Schooling ethnography,Foucault,self-moralisation,Individualisation of Chinese society,governmentality in China,digital culture +44(0)7933827151
s1460757@sms.ed.ac.uk
Christopher Cannell Nationalism,Democracy,South Asia,Delhi,Capital Cities,Federalism Christopher.Cannell@ed.ac.uk
Dylan Cassar Social Studies of Finance,Economic Sociology,Yield Curve,Credit market,Central Banking,Monetary policy,Interest rates,Sociology of Knowledge,Financial trading and investing,Risk and uncertainty,Expectations,Cultures of expertise,Macroeconomic modelling,Forecasting practices D.Cassar-1@sms.ed.ac.uk
Lee Chalmers Feminism,Political representation,Cybermisogyny,Public life,Gender,Gender theory,Trolling,Feminist Theory,Sociology lee.chalmers@ed.ac.uk
Shruti Chaudhry Shruti.Chaudhry@ed.ac.uk: chaudhryshruti82@gmail.com
Eric Zhong Chen +44 (0)7738714688
chenzhong_eric@hotmail.com
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Poetry: Imagining good research
Community & connection
Elisabeth Cuénod 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,Queer +44 (0)7443 773228
elisabeth.cuenod@ed.ac.uk
Arek Dakessian Cultural Production,Creative Industries,Cities,Beirut,Ethnography,Social Network Analysis,Networks of Cultural Production,Distinction,Taste,Material Culture,Materiality,colonialism and imperialism +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
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Alexandria Davenport Gender and Sexuality,Feminist Theory,Queer Theory,LGBT studies,Media,Transgender,MOGAI 44 (0)7463 486464
s1252173@sms.ed.ac.uk
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Kali Dedominicis 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
Eeke Dix Multiculturalism,nationalism,national identity E.Dix@sms.ed.ac.uk
Eva Duncanson Feminism,Sex Work,Politics of sex work and trafficking,Digital Sociology,Sex & Gender,violence against women eva.duncanson@ed.ac.uk
Nikki Dunne 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 F.Eierdanz(at)sms.ed.ac.uk
Eirik Magnus Fuglestad nationalism,State formation,Capitalism and its critics,power (domination,authority,legitimacy) e.fuglestad@ed.ac.uk
Nichole Fernandez National Identity,Visual Sociology,European Union,Postnationalism,Return / transnational migration,tourism,nation branding,Nation Branding,postmodernity,Digital Cultures,Environmental Sociology s1369596@sms.ed.ac.uk
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Natalie Forster s1053508@exseed.ed.ac.uk
Kay Fretwell K.Fretwell@sms.ed.ac.uk
Gilberto Galeazzi ethnography,organizations and institutions,Ritual,authority,culture,Qualitative Research Methods,Sociology of Sport,Identity,Power (domination,legitimacy),time,subculture g.galeazzi@sms.ed.ac.uk
İdil Galip digital culture,Digital Sociology,digital research,new media,Algorithmic Culture,Everyday Life,Social media and internet technologies,Comedy and Humour,Reddit,Social Networks,Instagram,memes,niche-memes,content creation +44 (0) 7732 425 410
I.Galip@sms.ed.ac.uk
Johan Gordillo García Social movements,Power and resistance,Political participation,Protest,Human rights,Political Sociology,Social Violence,Theories of social power,Mexico,Victims of violence johan.gordillo@ed.ac.uk
Poppy Gerrard-Abbott Sexual and Gender-Based Violence,Criminal Justice,Feminist Research,Gender and Sexuality,Gender Policy pe.gerrard-abbott@ed.ac.uk
Mary Hanlon 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 M.F.Hanlon@sms.ed.ac.uk
Jillian Hart 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 Nationalism and National Identity,Hong Kong,China,Social media,text and data analytics,Computational Social Science,Discourse Analysis,Big data,Big Data Analytics,Big data applied to social sciences,Social network analysis Justin.Ho@ed.ac.uk
Yifei Hou Quantitative Methods in Social Research,Family Demography,Health policy,Kinship Y.Hou-12@sms.ed.ac.uk
Lisa Howard Environment,Social movements,theories of global justice,Environmental Sociology,Values,environmental politics,Sustainability,Sustainable consumption and production lisa.howard@ed.ac.uk
Rhys Howell Sustainability,Social Impact Assessment,Marine planning,Community Development,Community energy,Marine energy,Social responses,Renewable energy,Participation rhys.howell@ed.ac.uk
Zhexi Hu ethnography,IR and Middle East,gender,Globalization,Rebellion and civil war,Queer Theory,queerphobia,China Z.Hu-14@sms.ed.ac.uk
Erin Hughes Iraq and the Middle East,Diaspora,Migration & Transnationalism,Ethnic conflict,Nationalism,Ethnic and Racial Minorities,Statelessness,Boundary theory e.e.hughes-2@sms.ed.ac.uk
How I came to the Imagine Project
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Katie Ion 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,cultural studies,textual research methods LKalayji@exseed.ed.ac.uk
Marios Kampouris 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 Nationalism and National Identity,Secularism,Museums,Turkey,Islam,ethnography S1157920@sms.ed.ac.uk
Martina Karels Public Memory and Remembrance,Performance,Space,Visual Sociology,Politics of Memory,Qualitative Research Methods,Collaborative Methods,Participatory Methods,Arts-Based Research Methods,Archives M.H.Karels@sms.ed.ac.uk
Julius Kob 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 +49 (0) 172 96 33433
J.J.Kob@ed.ac.uk
Marta Kowalewska feminisms and feminist theory,Roma activism,Post-socialist transformation,Intersectionality,Social movements,Critical methodologies,Nationalism Marta.Kowalewska@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 Drug Policy,Security Cooperation,The war on drugs,Politics of drugs and trafficking,Transnational Governance,Central Asia,Globalisation,Regionalism,Balance of power s1468651@ed.ac.uk
José Tomás Labarca Historical sociology,Economic Sociology,Political Sociology,Debt Management,Global political economy,Financial Markets,Public Debt,Historical Institutionalism,Latin America jtlabarca@ed.ac.uk
Maggie Laidlaw 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 +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 Sectarianism,Intersectionality,Sociology of the family and kinship,Equalities,Community Education,Inter-generational Research,feminist sociology,narrative & biographical methodologies,gender and religion,Whiteness +447901940247
sara.d.stewart@ed.ac.uk
Lillan Lommel gender,women and leadership,feminist identity,discrimination,reflexivity L.S.Lommel@sms.ed.ac.uk
Cristian Luguzan Political Sociology,social movements,civil society,political ideology,communication technologies,social media s1666115@sms.ed.ac.uk
Alexandra Macht Qualitative Research Methods,Adult-child relations/interactions,Sociology of emotion,Gender and parenting,Power,Masculinities,fathers and fatherhood,Identity and class culture +44 (0)7570159672
amacht@exseed.ed.ac.uk
Chloe MacLean 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 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 Genocide,sexual violence,gender,Community Belonging,relationships m.hamel@sms.ed.ac.uk
Taylor McConnell Memory abuse,Collective memory,Memory politics,Yugoslavia,Serbia,Croatia,National identity,Identity construction,State building,Othering,Violence,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 Feminist Epistemology,Institutional Ethnography,Intersectionality,Sociology of Knowledge,Qualitative Research Methods,Texts,Work and Labour,Theatre and Performance,Activism,Queer Theory,Reflexivity,Audit Culture,Sociology of Organisations omurray2@ed.ac.uk
Maureen Neckelmann Social capital,Civic engagement,Sociology of Religion,Secularisation,Religious Identity,Latin American Culture and Society S1255730@sms.ed.ac.uk
Meng Hin Ng Macau and Hong Kong,Colonialism,Comparative/Historical Sociology,Historical Institutionalism,Peripheral east asia,China Factor,discourse analysis,narrative & auto/biographical methodologies,Metropole-Colony Relations M.H.Ng@sms.ed.ac.uk
Jasmiina Olifirenko Social Media,Digital Sociology,Digital Cultures,Selfie Culture,Self,Netnography,Digital Research Methods,Digital Ethnography,Social Networks,Online Communities,Instagram A.J.Olifirenko@sms.ed.ac.uk
Dr Plamena Panayotova History of science,history of statistics,methodology in the social sciences,Quantitative Methods in Social Research,Education,Social statistics ppanayo2@ed.ac.uk
Emily Qvist-Baudry Criminology,Deviance,Crime prevention,Micro sociology,Prison and prison based intervention,Norm diffusion,Social psychology,Research methodology,Visual Data Analysis,Video based data emily.qvistbaudry@ed.ac.uk
Anna Ross Social Policy,Criminal Justice,Sociology of Drugs,Participatory Methods,Drug Policy anna.ross@ed.ac.uk
Sarah M. E. Ruggins Financial Innovation,financial regulation,exchange traded funds,econometrics and econometric theory,performativity,derivative instruments,Financial Markets,Social Studies of Finance +44 (0)7541 543776
s.ruggins@sms.ed.ac.uk
Nathalia Salamanca Sarmiento Memory,identity,Narrative Inquiry,Human rights,Childhood and Youth Studies,Contesting childhood n.salamanca@sms.ed.ac.uk - nathalia.salamanca@gmail.com
Anna Schneider Socio-cultural change,Quantitative research,Social Exclusion,Historical sociology Anna.Schneider@ed.ac.uk
Ceren Sengül ethnicity,Nationalism,Kurds,everyday nationalism C.Sengul@sms.ed.ac.uk
Matea Senkic Cultural Sociology,urban sociology,tourism,artivism,experience economy,protest art,Activism,grassroots initiatives,cities Matea.Senkic@ed.ac.uk
Emilia P Sereva Norbert Elias,Process Sociology,Social theory,British funeral industry Emilia.Sereva@ed.ac.uk
Tirion Seymour 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 Marx,Foucault,Governmentality,Adivasis,India,REDD+,gender,Environmental Sociology +447365460640
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 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
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I Lin Sin social mobility,higher education,International migration ilin.sin@ed-alumni.net
Esje Stapleton Philosophy of Mind,Cyborgs,the structure/agency problem,Zombies,Queer Theory,Socially Extended Mind Hypothesis http://edinburgh.academia.edu/SJStapleton
s.j.stapleton-2@sms.ed.ac.uk
Sarah Stopforth Sociology of Education,Social Stratification,Cultural Capital,Quantitative Analysis sarah.stopforth@ed.ac.uk
Dora Jandric, AFHEA Ageing,Gender,Sexuality,Qualitative Research Methods,imagined futures,Queer Theory,successful ageing,lifecourse,time and temporality +447521207427
dora.jandric@ed.ac.uk
Alva Katharina Traebert Gender and Sexuality,Intersectionality,Feminism,Queer Theory,Narrative Inquiry,Human rights a.k.traebert@sms.ed.ac.uk
Ben Twist Climate change,Cultural Sociology,Sustainability,Environment,Environmental Sociology,Environmental and Social Change,complexity theory,social practice theory +44 (0)131 529 7909
ben.twist@creativecarbonscotland.com
Emel Uzun 07867210553
E.uzun@sms.ed.ac.uk
Nuria Lopez Vazquez Agriculture and the politics of food,ecofeminism,Environmental Sociology,Feminist Theory,citizen science,qualitative research,Participatory Methods nuria.lopezvazquez@ed.ac.uk
Amanda Vettini Research methodology,Higher Education,Innovative Research Methods,Children and Families,Relationship breakdown and divorce,Research Methods Training s1144892@sms.ed.ac.uk
Llibert Mendez de Vigo Food Studies,Migration studies,identity,Sociology of Food,Scotland and the EU,Spain,Cultural Capital,Social capital,Pierre Bourdieu,ethnography,Sustainability,Social Justice Llibert.Mendez.De.Vigo@ed.ac.uk
Tingting Wan 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 T.Wan-4@sms.ed.ac.uk
Jaye Ware Youth,Queer Theory,Transgender,school bullying,queerphobia,gender,Sexuality j.c.ware@sms.ed.ac.uk
Katey Warran Cultural Sociology,Arts and Health,Qualitative Research Methods,Sociology of the Arts,Cultural Policy,Performance Science,Ethnography,Community Belonging Katey.Warran@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
Jean Welstead Participation,Social movements,Impact Assessment,renewable energy,community engagement,Knowledge production,Cultures of expertise +44 (0) 7963 395416
Jean.Welstead@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,care,gender,class,social inequality,migration,mobility,commuting,work and labour,precarity,family and personal relationships,gender-based violence,ethnography,qualitative research,social history L.Wilks @ sms.ed.ac.uk
Mengyao Yuan Social media,Political identities and citizenship M.Yuan-2@sms.ed.ac.uk
Andreas Zaunseder Historical sociology,political theory,Social theory,Economic Sociology,Political Sociology,alternative festivals and collective joy,workers co-operatives,alternatives to capitalism,Sociology of Sustainability, Environmental Sociology, Sociology of Education, Education for Sustainable Development andreas.zaunseder@ed.ac.uk; r02az16@abdn.ac.uk
Luca Zazzi Sociology,Social Theory,Theoretical Methods,Philosophy,Ontology,Metaphysics,Aesthetics,Philosophy of the Social Sciences,Philosophy of Society,Philosophy of Language,Negative Thought,Sociology of the City,Theory of Architecture Luca.Zazzi@ed.ac.uk
Nicolas Zehner cities,urban sociology,Economic Sociology,Imagination,expectations,Sociology of expectations and futures,Dynamics of capitalism,Urban Ethnography,political economy of urban design,economic sociology of imagination N.A.Zehner@sms.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 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