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Angus Bancroft

Angus Bancroft
Dr Angus Bancroft
6.23 Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
+44 (0)131 650 6642

Guidance and feedback: Wednesday 11am-1pm. Just email to arrange to meet me outside of that.

Current research

I am currently researching policies to reduce demand in human trafficking; views of users of online drug marketplaces; views of cannabis growers.

Selected Publications

Angus Bancroft and Peter Scott Reid (in press) 'Concepts of illicit drug quality among darknet market users: purity, embodied experience, craft and chemical knowledge', International Journal of Drug Policy.

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,

Angus Bancroft (2012) 'Drinking With and Without Fun: Female students' accounts of pre-drinking and club-drinking', Sociological Research Online, 17 (4).

Ralph Fevre and Angus Bancroft (2010) Dead White Men and Other Important People: Sociology's Big Ideas, Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Angus Bancroft (2009) Drugs, Intoxication and Society, Cambridge: Polity PressBuy 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: the darknet; illicit drug use; trafficking; alcohol; sexuality.

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

PhD in Sociology