School of Social and Political Science

Richard Freeman

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Professor of Social Science and Public Policy

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21 George Square

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Research interests

Public policy, Social Policy, governance, Knowledge, practice

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I'd be glad to work with any student wanting to think critically and imaginatively about politics, policy and governance. I've recently supervised postgrads and postdocs writing about agency, emotion, engagement, gender, knowledge, identity, mobility, migration, mapping, participation and practice, and in contexts ranging from the Department of Health, the European Commission, the UN, the Labour Party, community development, primary health care, education, social services and workers' hostels. My own research and teaching is concerned with what people do when they do politics, with its modes of action and all the work it entails. More on my website.

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Richard Freeman teaches policy, politics and practice at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He was recently Guest Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Vienna, and has held research fellowships and visiting positions at the European University Institute, Florence, at Yale University, the Hanse Institute for Advanced Study, Bremen and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques ('Sciences Po'), Paris.

For more information on his current research and related activity, including papers, publications and postgraduate supervision, please click here.

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