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Angus Bancroft

Angus Bancroft
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Angus Bancroft
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http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/staff/sociology/bancroft_angus

Guidance and Feedback Hours

  • 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 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2016.1187643

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 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2015.11.008

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