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Our people are the most important thing about our subject area. It takes a team of academics, professional services colleagues and PhD students working together to deliver our teaching, carry out our research and keep the department running. Together, they form a supportive community covering a range of professional expertise. You can search by name or role here, or browse below.

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Ms Ji-Eun Ahn

PhD Student

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Amy Andrada

PhD student

  • Gender Politics Research Group
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • Kinship, bodies and relatedness
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Ms Thalia Thereza Assan

PhD title: Activist Friendships: Exploring Intersections of the Political and the Personal in Girls’ Political Involvement

  • Childhood & Youth
  • Children, families and relationships
  • Gender Politics Research Group
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • Methods
  • Race and decolonial thought
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Professor Angus Bancroft

Professor of Sociology

  • Data & Digital
  • Digital sociology
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Christopher Barrie

Lecturer in Computational Sociology

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Kath Bassett

PhD Title: Digitally-Entangled Touristic Placemaking: Socio-Spatial Platforms, Affective Labour, and Algorithmic Navigation by Cultural Practitioners of Edinburgh’s Harry Potter Tourism Scene

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Katucha Bento

Dr Katucha Bento

Lecturer in Race and Decolonial Studies

  • Identities & Inequalities
  • Methods
  • Migration and experiences of displacement
  • Race and decolonial thought
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Dr Dhaneswar Bhoi

Post-Doctoral Fellow at Centre for South Asian Studies

  • Culture
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • Methods
  • Migration and experiences of displacement
  • Race and decolonial thought
  • South Asian studies
  • Work & Economy
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Ross Bond

Senior Lecturer in Sociology; Head of Subject

  • Nationalism and political action
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Dr Théo Bourgeron

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

  • European Union Studies
  • Finance and economic sociology
  • Gender Politics Research Group
  • Global health policy
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Health & Well-being
  • Science, knowledge and policy
  • Welfare, policy and Covid-19
  • Work & Economy
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Michaelagh Broadbent

Michaelagh Broadbent

Editorial Officer (Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power)

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Julie Brownlie

Professor

  • Intimacy
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Frances Burgess

Research Administrator (Online Advertising & High-Frequency Trading Projects)

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Christopher Cannell

Christopher Cannell

PhD Student: Scottish People in London

  • British politics research
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Dylan Cassar

PhD

  • Finance and economic sociology
  • Science, knowledge and policy
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Lee Chalmers

PhD student

  • Gender Politics Research Group
  • Identities & Inequalities
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Shruti

Dr Shruti Chaudhry

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Children, families and relationships
  • Health inequalities, disability and older people
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • Intimacy
  • Kinship, bodies and relatedness
  • South Asian studies
  • Welfare, policy and Covid-19
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Justin Chun-ting Ho

Justin Chun-ting Ho

PhD Student

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Dr Roxanne Connelly

Senior Lecturer of Sociology and Quantitative Methods

  • Methods
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Dr Nathan Coombs

Lecturer in Economic Sociology, School Academic Misconduct Officer

  • Finance and economic sociology
  • Science, knowledge and policy
  • Work & Economy
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Graham Crow

Graham Crow

Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Methodology

  • Intimacy
  • Methods
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Sean Damer

Honorary Fellow

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Dr Isabelle Darmon

Lecturer in Sociology and Sustainable Development

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Lang Dong

PhD Student

  • Culture
  • Digital sociology
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Elif Buse Doyuran

PhD Student

  • Data & Digital
  • Digital sociology
  • Finance and economic sociology
  • Technology and material culture
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Isadora Dullaert

PhD Candidate

  • Data & Digital
  • Digital sociology
  • Identities & Inequalities
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Eva Duncanson

Eva Duncanson

PhD title: Women and Non-Binary Twitch Streamers and their Viewers

  • Data & Digital
  • Digital sociology
  • Gender Politics Research Group
  • Intimacy
  • Kinship, bodies and relatedness
  • Technology and material culture
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Ginevra Floridi

Ginevra Floridi

Lecturer (Sociology and Quantitative Methods)

  • Data & Digital
  • Health inequalities, disability and older people
  • Welfare, policy and Covid-19
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Joséphine Foucher

PhD student

  • Culture
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • Nationalism and political action
  • Politics and political violence
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Vassilis

Vassilis Galanos

Teaching Fellow and Research Fellow

  • Culture
  • Data & Digital
  • Digital sociology
  • Historical approaches to science, technology and medicine
  • Methods
  • Science, knowledge and policy
  • Social Studies of Information and Communication Technologies
  • Studies of information and communication technology
  • Technology and material culture
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Idil Galip

Idil Galip

PhD Candidate: "Art Worlds Online: Memes, Labour and Politics"

  • Culture
  • Data & Digital
  • Digital sociology
  • Social Studies of Information and Communication Technologies
  • Technology and material culture
  • Work & Economy
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Vernon Gayle

Chair of Sociology and Social Statistics

  • Methods
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Poppy Gerrard-Abbott

Poppy Gerrard-Abbott

PhD student

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Johan Gordillo-Garcia

PhD (2019-2022)

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Hugo Gorringe

Senior Lecturer, Sociology; Co-director - Centre of South Asian Studies

  • Nationalism and political action
  • Politics and political violence
  • South Asian studies
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Dr Radhika Govinda

Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Interim Director, genderED

  • Gender Politics Research Group
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • International development
  • Race and decolonial thought
  • South Asian studies
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Eva Gray

PhD Student

  • Culture
  • Energy, environment and sustainability
  • Gender Politics Research Group
  • Technology and material culture
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Karen Gregory

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

  • Digital sociology
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Claire Haggett

Dr Claire Haggett

Senior Lecturer

  • Environment and energy
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Feng Han

PhD Student

  • Digital sociology
  • Methods
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Dr Laura Harris

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Cities
  • Culture
  • Methods
  • Work & Economy
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Jillian Hart

PhD title: Is methodological innovation superficially attractive but challenging in practice?

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Morteza Hashemi

Dr Morteza Hashemi

Honorary Fellow

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Professor Jonathan Hearn

Professor of Political and Historical Sociology

  • Nationalism and political action
  • Political Theory Research Group
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Dr Rebecca Hewer

Chancellor's Fellow

  • Gender Politics Research Group
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • Intimacy
  • Methods
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Professor Mary Holmes

Professor of Emotions and Society

  • Digital sociology
  • Gender Politics Research Group
  • Intimacy
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Lisa Howard

Lisa Howard

PhD student, environmental sociology

  • Children and families
  • Children, families and relationships
  • Environment and energy
  • Intimacy
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Onur Isci

PhD Student

  • Nationalism and political action
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Lynn Jamieson

Sociology of Families and Relationships

  • Intimacy
  • Methods
  • Environment and energy
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Patricia Jeffery

Professor (Emerita)