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Angus Bancroft

Angus Bancroft
Angus Bancroft

Guidance and Feedback Hours

  • Drop in on Tuesdays 9-11am - please phone or email to see me outside of this time. Accessibility: My office does not have lift access. If it presents any problems for accessibility please contact me and I will be glad to meet you at a more accessible location.

Current research

I am currently researching  digtal platforms in informal economies,cyber-security, illicit markets and views of darknet users.

Angus Bancroft and Peter Scott Reid (2017) 'Challenging the techno-politics of anonymity: the case of cryptomarket users', Information, Communication and Society, 20, 4, pp. 497-512,

Angus Bancroft and Ralph Fevre (2016) Dead White Men and Other Important People: Sociology's Big Ideas, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2nd. ed.  Amazon. Companion website.

Angus Bancroft and Peter Scott Reid (2016) 'Concepts of illicit drug quality among darknet market users: Purity, embodied experience, craft and chemical knowledge', International Journal of Drug Policy, 35, pp. 42-49

Topics interested in supervising

I am keen to supervise PhD students in the fields of: illicit drug use and regulation, the darknet, smart drugs, cybercrime, cryptoculture, illicit markets, digital sociology, alcohol, smoking, and policing.

If you are interested in being supervised by Angus Bancroft, please see the links below for more information:

PhD in Sociology; MSc (R) Sociology