- Dr Angus Bancroft
- 4f1 18 Buccleuch Place Edinburgh UK EH8 9JS
- +44 (0)131 650 6642
- Research Interests
- Drug users, dealers and traffickers, drug policy, drug culture, Alcohol, the darknet, digital culture, Digital Sociology, illicit markets, binge drinking
Guidance and Feedback Hours
- Wednesday 9-11am - please phone or email to see me outside of this time. Accessibility: My office is on the 4th floor of an old tenement with no lift. If this presents any problems for accessibility please contact me and I will be glad to meet you at a more accessible location.
I am currently researching cyber-security, illicit markets and views of darknet users.
Selected Publications - you can find many of these at my SocArxiv page or please email me if you cannot get access:
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 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
Angus Bancroft, Mariah Jade Zimpfer, Orla Murray and Martina Karels (2014) 'Working at Pleasure in Young Women's Alcohol Consumption: A Participatory Visual Ethnography', Sociological Research Online, 16, 2, 20, http://www.socresonline.org.uk/19/3/20.html.
Angus Bancroft (2012) 'Drinking With and Without Fun: Female students' accounts of pre-drinking and club-drinking', Sociological Research Online, 17 (4). http://www.socresonline.org.uk/17/4/7.html
Angus Bancroft (2009) Drugs, Intoxication and Society, Cambridge: Polity Press. Buy at Amazon UK.
Angus Bancroft (2005) Roma and Gypsy-Travellers in Europe: Modernity, Race, Space and Exclusion, Avebury: Ashgate Press.
Topics interested in supervising
I am keen to supervise PhD students in the fields of: illicit drug use and regulation, the darknet, alcohol, crime and policing.
If you are interested in being supervised by Angus Bancroft, please see the links below for more information: