Dr AYTALINA AZAROVA, Research Associate
Prof PATRICK BAERT, Head of Department, Professor of Social Theory
Dr ANNA BAGNOLI, Associate Researcher
Dr SAIT BAYRAKDAR, Research Assistant
Dr ROBERT BLACKBURN, Emeritus Reader
Dr MWENZA BLELL, Lecturer in Sociology
Dr JOSH BOOTH, Research and Teaching Associate
Dr BRENDAN BURCHELL, Reader in Sociology
Prof MANUEL CASTELLS, Director of Research
Dr SHANA COHEN , Associate Researcher
Dr RORY COULTER, Research Associate
Dr FILIPE CARREIRA DA SILVA, Affiliated Lecturer
Dr MANALI DESAI, Lecturer in Sociology
Dr PETER DICKENS, Visiting Senior Research Associate
Dr KATIE DOW, Senior Research Associate
Dr ROBBIE DUSCHINSKY, University Lecturer in Social Sciences
Dr MIHÁLY FAZEKAS , Research Associate
Prof SARAH FRANKLIN, Sociology Professor
Dr MONTSERRAT GUIBERNAU, Affiliated Researcher
Dr ZEYNEP GURTIN, Affiliated Lecturer
Dr STUART HOGARTH, Lecturer in Sociology
Dr MARIA IACOVOU, Reader in Quantitative Sociology
Dr GEOFFREY INGHAM, Emeritus Reader
DARJA IRDAM, Research Associate
Dr HAZEM KANDIL, Lecturer in Political Sociology
Dr JONATHAN KENNEDY, Associate Researcher
Prof LAWRENCE KING, Professor of Sociology
Prof CHRISTEL LANE, Emeritus Professor
Dr DAVID LANE, Emeritus Reader
Dr A. DAVID LEHMANN, Emeritus Reader
Prof MICHAEL MANN, Honorary Professor and Director of Research
Dr ELLA MCPHERSON, Lecturer in the Sociology of New Media and Digital Technology
NOEMIE MERLEAU-PONTY, Research Associate
Dr JEFF MILEY, Lecturer in Political Sociology
Dr MONICA MORENO FIGUEROA, Lecturer in Sociology
Dr MARCUS MORGAN, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
Dr VÉRONIQUE MOTTIER, Fellow of Jesus College
Dr ROBERT PRALAT, Research Associate
Dr MARISSA QUIE, Associate Researcher
Dr MARK RAMSDEN, Lecturer in Sociology
Dr MICHAEL RICE, Affiliated Lecturer
GABOR SCHEIRING, Research Associate
Professor JACQUELINE SCOTT, Professor of Sociology
COHEN R. SIMPSON, Research Assistant
Dr MATTHEW SPARKES, Teaching Associate
Prof GÖRAN THERBORN, Emeritus Professor
Prof JOHN THOMPSON, Professor of Sociology
Bence Tóth, Research Assistant
Dr JULIETA VARTABEDIAN, Affiliated Researcher
Professor LOIC WACQUANT, Pitt Professor 2016-17
Dr PEGGY WATSON, Senior Research Fellow
Dr DARIN WEINBERG, University Reader, Director of the MPhil in Sociology
LUCY VAN DE WIEL, Research Associate
KATE WILLIAMS, Research Fellow
University Lecturer in Social Sciences
Aytalina Azarova is a Research Associate/Data Manager for a European Research Council funded project examining the relationship between mass privatization and mortality in post-communist Eastern Europe, PrivMort.
She earned her PhD at the Political Science Department of Central European University, and prior to coming to Cambridge was involved in research for TARKI Research Institute in Budapest and the Open Society Foundation, as well as serving in a Parliamentary commission on privatization at regional government level in Russia.
Aytalina’s interests include Russian and post-Soviet politics, the comparative study of development of markets on sub-national level, electoral systems and accountability in Russian regions, and informal institutions in developing democracies. She has a methodological interest in various statistical approaches to verification and analysis of observational data, in particular survey data.
She has been involved in several collaborative grants and international research networks, such as research supported by a GDN grant “Explaining the Dynamics of Institutional Change, Policy Choices and Economic Outcomes during Post-communist Transition”, an International Policy Fellowship supported by OSF, and other individual and collaborative projects.
Her current research focuses on the effects of privatization and more broadly, economic reforms on mortality and other health outcomes in Russia, Belorussia and Hungary.
2007 Democratic Accountability of Russian Regional Governments: Do Elections Matter? Working Papers CPC-OSI, Budapest.
2006 ‘Formal Institutions and Informal Politics in Russia’. In Gerd Meyer (ed.) Formal Institutions and Informal Politics in Central and Eastern Europe. Barbara Budrich Publishers, Oplagen and Farmington Hills.
2000 Property Ownership in the Sakha Republic: Particularities of Privatisation and State Property Management (in Russian). Novosibirsk: Nauka.
For some of Patrick Baert's publications online, see:
Patrick Baert is Professor of Social Theory at the University of Cambridge. He is interested in sociology of culture, sociology of intellectuals, social theory and philosophy of social science. Amongst his publications are The Existentialist Moment; Sartre's Rise as a Public Intellectual (2015); Conflict in the Academy; A Study in the Sociology of Intellectuals (with M. Morgan, 2015); Social Theory in the Twentieth Century and Beyond (with F. Carreira da Silva, 2010) and Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Towards Pragmatism (2005). He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society (Springer).
Professor of Social Theory, Cambridge University
Fellow and Director of Studies at Selwyn College, Cambridge
Other professional positions
Editorial activities: Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society; Associate Editor of the Journal of Classical Sociology; Member of the Editorial Board of Current Sociology; Member of the International Advisory Board of the European Journal of Social Theory; Editor of Distinktion - Scandinavian Journal of Social theory; Member of the Ediorial Board of Revue de l'Institut de Sociologie.
Involvement in professional associations: Co-Chair (2014-) and Executive Member (2006-) of the Research Committee on Social Theory (RC16) of the International Sociological Association; Vice-President for Publications (2005-7) and Executive member (2003-2007) of the European Sociological Association; Chair of the Social Theory Network of the European Sociological Association (2001-7).
Conferences organised: Co-organiser of mid-term conference of Research Committee on Social Theory (RC16) of the International Sociological Association (Cambridge, June 2016); Co-organiser of conference 'The Drama of Intellectual Life; Performativity in the Study of Ideas' (Cambridge, May 2015); Member of organisation committee of conference ‘Knowledge and Society’ ESA-social theory conference (Madrid, 2006); Co-organiser of conference ‘What is Theory for?’ ESA-social theory conference (Paris, 2004); Co-organiser of conference ‘Changing Societies, Changing Knowledge’ funded by the British Academy and CRASSH Cambridge (Cambridge, 2003); Main organiser of conference ‘New Sources of Critical Theory’ ISA-social theory conference (Cambridge, 2000).
Visiting Professorships and Fellowships: Centre européen de sociologie et de science politique, CNRS-EHESS-Université de Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, University of Cape Town, Brown University, Université d’Aix-Marseill, Université d’Amiens, Humboldt University Berlin, Université de Paris IV Sorbonne, Université de Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, Université Libre de Bruxelles (holder of Chaire Internationale Henri Janne), University of British Columbia (‘Noted Scholar’ scheme), London School of Economics, University of Concepcion, Chile, LUISS Rome.
Awards/grants: Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (2014-); PI for the UK team of the EU Collaborative Project Programme 'Cooperation - socioeconomic sciences and humanities' FP7-SSH-2012-2 (2013-17); Leverhulme Research Fellowship (2012-13); British Academy small research grant (2011-13); Pilkington Teaching Prize University of Cambridge (2005); British Academy research grant (2003); doctoral research awards from the British Council (twice 1987, 1988); doctoral research grant from Nuffield College, Oxford (1989); doctoral and post-doctoral research awards from the National Fund for Scientific Research Belgium (3 times, 1987, 1988, 1991).
Doctorate of Philosophy in Sociology, Oxford University (Nuffield College), 1990
Licentiaat in Sociology (Magna cum Laude) Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 1982
Biography and intellectual interests
Patrick Baert grew up in Brussels and he has lived in England since 1987. In the last couple of years, he has written on Sartre's rise as public intellectual in the 1940s in France; how the role of the public intellectual has changed since the late nineteenth century; and the relevance of positioning theory for studying intellectual interventions. Prior to this, he has written on philosophy of the social sciences, the history of social theory, and time in social theory.
Since 2000, his work consists of two phases:
1.) Since 2009, his research has focused on the intersection between the sociology of intellectuals and intellectual history. Here are some examples:
a. His book The Existentialist Moment (2015) provides a new explanation for the rise of Jean-Paul Sartre as a public intellectual in the mid-1940s. In this book Baert also develops a new theoretical framework for explaining intellectual life.
b. Marcus Morgan and Baert's book Conflict in the Academy (2015) studies in-depth a conflict about the use of French theory in the English Faculty at Cambridge in the early 1980s. This case-study is used as a basis for broader considerations about methodological and theoretical disputes in the humanities.
2.) From 2001 until 2008, Baert explored new directions for the philosophy of social science, and he co-wrote a history of social theory.
a. Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Towards Pragmatism (2005) developed a new, pragmatist-orientated philosophy of social science, arguing that self-referential knowledge is central to social research. He has argued that the pursuit of this self-referential knowledge ties in with the German notion of Bildung or self-edification and with a new role for the intellectual, whereby he or she helps to facilitate the awareness of alternative socio-political scenarios rather than presenting a set of normative guidelines.
b. Social Theory in the Twentieth Century and Beyond (with F. Carreira da Silva) present a new history of social theory, inspired by a pragmatist perspective.
A. Single-authored or co-authored books:.
- Baert, P. (2015) The Existentialist Moment; Sartre's Rise as a Public Intellectual. Cambridge: Polity Press. (Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2015)
- Morgan, M. and P. Baert (2015) Conflict in the Academy; A Study in the Sociology of intellectuals. London: Palgrave.
- Baert, P. and F. Carreira da Silva (2010) Social Theory in the Twentieth Century and Beyond. 2nd edition. Cambridge: Polity Press.
translated into Italian. Title: La teoria sociale contemporanea Seconda edizione aggiornata. Publisher: Societa Editrice Il Mulino (2010)
translated into Spanish. Title: La teoría social contemporánea Segunda edición. Publisher: Alianza Editorial (2011)
translated into Portuguese. Title: Theoria Social Hoje. Publisher: Editora Mundos Sociais (2014)
translated into Polish. Title: Teorie społeczne w XX wieku i dzisiaj. Publisher: Zaklad Wydawniczy "Nomos" (2014)
translated into Simplified Character Chinese (2014)
- Baert, P. (2005a) Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Towards Pragmatism. Cambridge: Polity Press.
translated into Complex Character Chinese in 2011. Title: 社會科學哲學：邁向實用主義. Publisher: Socio Publishing Co. Ltd (2011)
translated into Turkish. Title: Sosyal Bilimler Felsefesi. Publisher: Küre Yayinlari (2010).
- Baert, P., (1998a) Social Theory in the 20th Century.Cambridge / New York: Polity Press & New York University Press.
translated into Complex Character Chinese. Title: 二 十世紀社會理論導讀. Publisher: Taiwan Mega Publication (2007)
translated into Simplified Character Chinese. Title:二十世纪的社会理论. Publisher: Shanghai Translation Publishing House (2002)
translated into Italian. Title: La teoria sociale contemporanea. Publisher: Societa Editrice Il Mulino (2002)
translated into Spanish. Title: La teoría social en el siglo XX. Publisher: Alianza Editorial (2001)
- Baert, P. (1992a) Time, Self and Social Being; Outline of a Temporalised Sociology. Aldershot: Ashgate.
translated into Simplified Character Chinese. Title: 时间、自我与社会存在. Publisher: Beijing Normal University Press (2009).
B. Edited books:
- Rubio Dominguez, F. and P. Baert (eds.) (2012a) The Politics of Knowledge. London: Routledge.
- Baert, P. et al. (eds.) (2010) Conflict, Citizenship and Civil Society. London: Routledge.
- Baert, P. and B.S. Turner (eds.) (2007a) Pragmatism and European Social Theory. Oxford: Bardwell Press.
- Baert, P., (ed.) (2000a) Time in Contemporary Intellectual Thought. New York: Elsevier North-Holland.
2. Articles (excluding book reviews and small contributions to encyclopedias or dictionaries):
- Ushiyama R. and P. Baert (2017) ‘Cultural trauma, counter-narratives and dialogical intellectuals: the works of Murakami Haruki and Mori Tatsuya in the context of the Aum Affair.’ In: Theory and Society. (forthcoming)
- Baert, P. (2016) ‘The philosopher as public intellectual.’ In: Public Intellectualism in Comparative Context, ed. M. Desch, Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, pp. 163-181.
-Baert, P. (2015) ‘L’avènement de l’intellectuel enraciné: Nouvelles formes de critique et d’engagement publics.’ In: Le tournant de la théorie critique, ed. B.Frère. Paris: Desclée de Brouwer, pp. 117-150.
- Carreira da Silva, F. and P. Baert (2015) 'Evolution, agency, and objects'. In: Pragmatism and Archaeological Theory, eds. A. Gardner and M.Lake. Oxford : Oxford University Press.
- Rodriguez Medina, L. and P. Baert (2014) 'Local chairs vs international networks: the beginning of the scholarly career in a peripheral academic field.' In: International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society 27 1, pp. 93-114.
- Baert, P. and A.Shipman (2013) The rise of the embedded intellectual new forms of public engagement and critique. In : New Public Spheres: Recontextualising the Intellectual,eds. P. Thijssen, C. Timmerman and W.Weyns Aldershot : Ashgate., pp. 27-50.
- Baert, P. (2013a) ‘La phénoménologie pour un nouveau rapport pragmatiste au monde social’. In : La phénoménologie à l’épreuve des sciences humaines, eds. B. Frere and S Laoureux. Oxford : Peter Lang, pp. 109-134.
- Baert, P. (2013b) 'Neo-pragmatism and phenomenology: a proposal.' In: American Pragmatism and Organization; Issues and Controversies, eds. M. Kelemen and N. Rumens. Burlington, VT: Gower, pp. 25-42.
- Baert, P. and F. Carreira da Silva (2013) ‘Pragmatism defended: a reply to Simon Susen.’ In: Distinktion: Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory 14 1, pp. 102-107.
- Baert, P. and Booth (2012) ‘Tensions within the public intellectual: political interventions from Dreyfus to the new social media.’ In: International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society 25 4, pp. 111-126.
- Baert, P. (2012) ‘Positioning theory and intellectual interventions.’ In: Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour. 42 3, pp. 304-325.
- Baert, P. and A.Shipman (2012) ‘Transformation of the intellectual’. In: The Politics of Knowledge, eds. F. Rubio Dominguez and P.Baert. London: Routledge, pp.179-204.
- Dominguez Rubio, Fernando and Patrick Baert (2012b) 'Politics of Knowledge; an introduction'. In: The Politics of Knowledge, eds. Fernando Dominguez Rubio and Patrick Baert. London: Routledge, pp. 1-11.
- Baert, P. (2011a) 'The sudden rise of French existentialism: A case-study in the sociology of intellectual life'. In: Theory and Society 40 5, pp. 619-644.
- Baert, P. (2011b) 'Jean-Paul Sartre’s positioning in Anti-Semite and Jew'. In: Journal of Classical Sociology 11 4, pp.378-397.
- Baert, P. (2011c) ‘The power struggles of French intellectuals at the end of the Second World War: A study in the sociology of ideas.’ In: European Journal of Social Theory 14 4, pp.415-435.
- Baert, P. (2011d) 'Neo-pragmatism and philosophy: a proposal'. In: European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 3 2, pp. 24-40.
- Baert, P., D. Weinberg and V.Mottier (2011) ‘Social Constructionism, postmodernism and deconstruction'. In: Sage Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Sciences, eds. J. Zamora and I. Jarvie. London: Sage, pp. 475-486.
- Baert, P. and J.Isaac (2011) 'Intellectuals and society: sociological and historical perspectives'. In: Handbook of Contemporary Social and Political Theory, eds. G. Delanty and S. Turner. London: Routledge, pp. 200-211.
- Baert, P., H. Jeronimo and A. Shipman (2010) ‘Social sciences and the democratic ideal: from technocracy to dialogue’. In: The Social Sciences and Democracy, ed. J. Van Bouwel. London: Palgrave, pp. 22-50.
- Baert, P. and S. Koniordos (2010) ‘Introduction: the erosion of the post-war political orthodoxy.’ In: Conflict, Citizenship and Civil Society, eds. P.Baert et al. London: Routledge, pp. 1-10.
- Baert, P. (2009a) ‘A neo-pragmatist agenda for social research; integrating Levinas, Gadamer and Mead’. In: Pragmatism in International Relations, eds. H.Bauer and E.Brighi. London: Routledge, pp. 44-62.
- Baert, P. (2009b) ‘Research with a purpose; A reply to my critics.’ In: Human Studies 32 (2), pp. 391-400.
- Baert, P. and F. Dominguez Rubio (2009) 'Philosophy of the Social Sciences.' In: Blackwell Companion to Social Theory, ed. B.S. Turner. Oxford: Blackwell / John Wiley & Sons, pp. 0-80.
- Baert, P. (2008a) ‘Pragmatism misunderstood; a reply to Peter Manicas.’ In: Journal of Critical Realism 7 2, pp. 72-82.
- Baert, P. (2008b ‘Unreal promises; on the limits of realist philosophy of social science.’ In: Journal of Critical Realism 7 2, pp. 83-91.
- Baert, P. (2008c) ‘Realism revised: a reply to Peter Manicas’ reply.’ In: Journal of Critical Realism 7, 2, pp. 94-101.
- Baert, P. (2007a) ‘Jurgen Habemas.’ In: Fifty Key Sociologists; The Contemporary Theorists, ed. J. Scott. London: Routledge, pp. 126-131.
- Baert, P. (2007b) ‘Why Study the Social.’ In: Pragmatism and European Social Theory, eds. P. Baert and B.S Turner. Oxford: Bardwell Press, pp. 45-68.
- Baert, P. (2007c) ‘Contextualising Max Weber.’ In: International Sociology 22 2, pp. 19-128.
- Baert, P. and B.S. Turner (2007b) ‘Introduction.’ In: Pragmatism and European Social Theory, eds. P. Baert and B.S Turner. Oxford: Bardwell Press, pp. 7-16.
- Baert, P. (2006a) ‘Social Theory and the Social Sciences.’ In: Handbook of Contemporary European Social Theory, ed. G. Delanty. London: Routledge, pp. 14-24.
- Baert, P. (2006b) The Relationship between Social Theory and Empirical Research.’ In: The International Journal of the Humanities volume 3, nr 8, pp. 265-276.
- Baert, P. (2005b) ‘Towards a Pragmatist-Inspired Philosophy of Social Science.’ In: Acta Sociologica volume 48, issue 3, pp. 191-203.
- Baert, P. & Shipman, A. (2005a) ‘University under Siege? Trust and Accountability in the Contemporary Academy.’ In: European Societies volume 7, issue 1, pp. 157-185.
- Baert, P. & Shipman, A. (2005b), “To πανεπιστήμιο σε πολιορκία;”, στο Δ. Γράβαρης & Νίκος Παπαδάκης (επιμ.), Εκπαίδευση και Εκπαιδευτική Πολιτική μεταξύ Κράτους και Αγοράς. Αθήνα: Σαββάλας, pp.253- 287. (in Greek. Reprint of Baert and Shipman 2003.)
- Baert, P. and B.S. Turner (2004b) ‘New Pragmatism and Old Europe; Introduction to the Debate between Pragmatist Philosophy and European Social and Political Theory.’ In: European Journal of Social Theory volume 7, issue 3, pp.267-274.
- Baert, P. (2004) ‘Pragmatism as a Philosophy of Social Science.’ In: European Journal of Social Theory volume 7, issue 3, pp. 355-370.
- Baert, P. & Shipman, A. (2003) ‘To πανεπιστήμιο σε πολιορκία; Εμπιστοσύνη και απόδοση λόγου στη σύγχρονη ακαδημαϊκή κοινότητα’ στο Ν. Ε. Παπαδάκης (επιμ.). Κράτος, Κοινωνία, Αγορά και Πολιτικές στην Εκπαίδευση, (Αθήνα: Τμήμα Πολιτικής Επιστήμης Πανεπιστημίου Κρήτης και Εκδόσεις Σαββάλα), pp. 112-146. (in Greek Reprinted: Baert and Shipman 2005b.)
- Baert, P. (2003a) 'Realism, Pragmatism, Hermeneutics'. In: Foundations of Science volume 8, issue1, pp. 89-106.
- Baert, P. (2003b) 'Time'. In: Blackwell Dictionary to Social Thought, 2nd edition (ed. W. Outhwaite). Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 693-698.
- Baert, P. (2003c) 'Pragmatism versus Sociological Hermeneutics'. In: Current Perspectives in Social Theory volume 22, pp. 351-367.
- Baert, P. (2002) 'Richard Rorty's Pragmatism and the Social Sciences'. In: History of the Human Sciences, vol 5, issue 1, pp.139-149.
- Baert, P. (2001a) 'Pragmatismo e critica sociale'. In: Quaderni di Teoria Sociale nr 1, pp. 75-89. (in Italian)
- Baert, P. (2001b) 'Jurgen Habermas'. In: Profiles in Social Theory (ed. A.Elliott & B.S. Turner) (London: Sage), pp. 84-93.
- Jones, S., Baert, P., Fischer, K. and J.Gershuny (2000) ‘A Multinational Longitudinal Time-Use Data Archive’. In: Gershuny, J. Changing Times; Work and Leisure in Postindustrial Society (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 270-288.
- Baert, P. and A.Shipman (2000) 'Introducing Time'. In: Time in Contemporary Intellectual Thought (ed. P.Baert) (Oxford/New York: Elsevier), ix-xvii.
- Shipman, A. and P.Baert (2000) 'A Time whose Idea has Come; Towards a Conclusion'. In: Time in Modern Intellectual Thought (ed. P.Baert) ( Oxford/New York: Elsevier), pp. 315-329.
- Baert, P. (2000b) 'Time in Social Theory'. In: Time in Contemporary Intellectual Thought (ed. P.Baert) (Oxford/New York: Elsevier), pp. 203-230.
- Baert, P. (2000c) 'The End of Prophecy; A Reply to Pryor'. In: The American Journal of Economics and Sociology volume 59, issue1, pp. 65-69.
- Baert, P. (1999a) 'A Critique of Realist Philosophy of Science'. In: Einstein meets Magritte; Social and Cultural Studies of the Sciences (eds. D.Aerts et. al) (New York / Amsterdam: Kluwer Academic Publishers), pp. 53-62.
- Baert, P. (1999b) 'Self-referential Knowledge Acquistion: The Case of Foucault's History of the Present'. In: Einstein meets Magritte; Science and Art (eds. D.Aerts et. al). (New York / Amsterdam: Kluwer Academic Publishers), pp. 49-58.
- Baert, P. (1998b), 'Foucault's History of the Present as Self-Referential Knowledge Acquisition'. In: Philosophy and Social Criticism 24(6) November, pp. 111-126.
- Baert, P. (1997) 'Algumas Limitacoes das Explicacoes da Escolha Racional na Ciencia Politica e na Sociologia. In: Revista Brasilieira de Ciencias Sociais 12, 35, 1997, pp. 63-74. (in Portuguese)
- Baert, P. (1996) 'Realism as a Philosophy of Social Sciences and Economics: a Critical Evaluation'. In: Cambridge Journal of Economics, 20, issue 3, September, pp. 513-522.
- Baert, P. (1995a) 'Pour une sociologie de la création'. In: Revue de l'Institut de sociologie 3/4,pp. 147-160. (in French)
- Baert, P. (1995b) 'Realismo Critico e ciêcias sociais'. In: Dados 2, 32, pp. 277-290. (in Portuguese)
- Baert, P. (1993a) 'Le temps et la societé'. In: Structuration du social et modernité; Autour des travaux d'Anthony Giddens (eds. M.Audet and H. Bouchikhi) (Presses Université Laval, pp. 183-197. (in French)
- Gershuny, J., with S.Jones and P.Baert (1993), Changing Times, Report to the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin, November 1993.
- Baert, P. (1992b) 'Time, Reflectivity and Social Action'. In: International Sociology, Vol. 7, 3, Sep, pp. 317-327.
- Baert, P. (1991) 'Unintended Consequences: A Typology with an Application'. In: International Sociology, Vol.6, 2, June, pp.201-210.
- Baert, P.J.N. (1989) 'The Creation of an Invented Future; An Inquiry into G.H. Mead's Relatively-Open Future with Special Reference to Sociological Theory'. In: International Philosophical Quarterly, 3, 115, September, pp. 319-338.
- Baert, P., and J. De Schampheleire (1988) 'Autopoiesis, Self-Organization and Symbolic Interactionism'. In: Kybernetes: The International Journal of Cybernetics and System Theory, 1, pp.60-69.
- Baert, P., J. De Schampheleire and C. Cuypers (1987) 'The Silent Force of the Screen; Pilot-Survey on the Impact of Micro-Electronics on Work Autonomy'. In: Computer Networks and ISDN Systems; The International Journal for Computer and Telecommunications, 14, pp. 267-270.
- Elchardus, M., P. Baert, K. De Schouwer, Scheys, M. and H. Van den Bussche (1985) Vlamingen en de Derde Wereld, Vrije Universiteit Brussel/NCOS, Brussels. (in Dutch)
- Baert, P. (1985) 'De blinde roerganger en zijn deemoedige dienaar; Een essay omtrent beleid en technologisch effectenonderzoek'. In: Tijdschrift voor Sociologie, 5, 1/2, pp. 61-74. (in Dutch)
- Elchardus, M., and P. Baert (1983) 'Redeneringsvermogen, liefdesdrang en statusdrift'. In: Tijdschrift voor Sociologie, 4, 3, pp. 277-319. (in Dutch)
3. Small contributions to encyclopedias and dictionaries:
- Baert, P. (2013) 'Pragmatism and the social sciences.' In: Encyclopedia of Philosophy of the Social Sciences; Volume 16, ed. B. Kaldis. London: Sage, pp. 755-757.
- Baert, P. (2006c) ‘Raymond Aron.’ In: Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology, ed. B. Turner. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 22.
- Baert, P. (2006d) ‘Epistemology.’ In: Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology, ed. B. Turner. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 171.
- Baert, P. (2006e) ‘Explanation.’ In: Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology, ed. B. Turner. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 185-187.
- Baert, P. (2006f) ‘Paul Feyerabend.’ In: Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology, ed. B. Turner. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 204.
- Baert, P. (2006g) ‘Hans-Georg Gadamer.’ In: Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology, ed. B. Turner. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 222.
- Baert, P. (2006h) ‘Jurgen Habermas.’ In: Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology, ed. B. Turner. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 258-259.
- Baert, P. (2006i) ‘Niklas Luhmann.’ In: Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology, ed. B. Turner. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 343.
- Baert, P. (2006j) ‘Phenomenology.’ In: Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology, ed. B. Turner. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 438-439.
- Baert, P. (2006k) ‘Philosophy of the Social Sciences.’ In: Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology, ed. B. Turner. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 440.
- Baert, P. (2006l) ‘Time.’ In: Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology, ed. B. Turner. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 629-630.
- Baert, P. (2006m) ‘Ethnomethodology.’ In: Routledge Encyclopedia of Social Theory, eds. A.Harrington, H-P. Muller, B. Marshall. London: Routledge, pp. 180-181.
- Baert, P. (2006n) ‘Dramaturgical school.’ In: Routledge Encyclopedia of Social Theory, eds. A.Harrington, H-P. Muller, B. Marshall. London: Routledge, pp. 149-150.
- Baert, P. (2006o) ‘Harold Garfinkel.’ In: Routledge Encyclopedia of Social Theory, eds. A.Harrington, H-P. Muller, B. Marshall. London: Routledge, pp. 216-217.
- Baert, P. (2006p) ‘Erving Goffman.’ In: Routledge Encyclopedia of Social Theory, eds. A.Harrington, H-P. Muller, B. Marshall. London: Routledge, pp. 231-232.
- Baert, P. (2006q) ‘Pragmatism.’ In: Routledge Encyclopedia of Social Theory, eds. A.Harrington, H-P. Muller, B. Marshall. London: Routledge, pp. 462-463.
- Baert, P. (2006r) ‘Role.’ In: Routledge Encyclopedia of Social Theory, eds. A.Harrington, H-P. Muller, B. Marshall. London: Routledge, pp. 524-526.
- Baert, P. (2006s) ‘Time.’ In: Routledge Encyclopedia of Social Theory, eds. A.Harrington, H-P. Muller, B. Marshall. London: Routledge, pp. 625-627.
- Baert, P., (1998c) 'Pierre Bourdieu'. In: Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (ed. E. Craig) (London: Routledge), pp. 848-850.
4. Book reviews and small contributions to newsletters:
- Baert, P. (2005c) ‘Letter from Europe.’ In: Perspectives (Newsletter of the theory section of the American Sociological Association). March 28 1, pp. 4-7. See also: http://www.asatheory.org/ or www.cas.sc.edu/socy/faculty/deflem/theory/march2005.pdf
- Baert, P., (1998d) 'Book Review: Macnaghten and Urry's Contested Natures'. In: Times Higher Education Supplement 6 November.
- Baert, P., (1998e) 'Book Review: Mohr's Causes of Human Behavior'. In: British Journal of Sociology 49 1 March.
- Baert, P., (1998f) 'Book Review: Fay's Contemporary Philosophy of Social Science'. In: British Journal of Sociology 49 1 March.
- Baert, P. (1993b) 'Clever Money'. In: Times Higher Education Supplement, 3 Dec.
- Baert, P. (1983), 'Omtrent Nys and Uyttebrouck's Micro-Electronica in de Vlaamse Industrie: een survey'. In: Tijdschrift voor Sociologie, 4,4, pp. 481-485. (in Dutch)
Linzhi Zhang (2013-): Modern Art in China today
Rin Ushiyama (2013-): Cultural trauma and intellectuals in contemporary Japan
Kate Williams (2013-): The historical development of 'development' as an academic discipline
Yesim Yildiz (2012-): The politics of memory and the Kurdish question.
Marcos Jose Hernando Gonzales (2012-): Neo-liberalism in the era of austerity.
Jordan Tchilingirian (2011-): Think tanks in Britain: a sociological analysis.
Josh Booth (2011-): Critical theory and actor network theory.
Professor Ioannis Lianos (2010-): The rise of forensic economics: a sociological analysis.
Xiao Mei (2010-): Conflicting memories of the Cultural Revolution.
Lois Lee (2007-12): Non-believing and belonging in secular Britain: toward a sociology of non-religion. Obtained PhD in 2012.
Leandro Rodriguez-Medina (2006-10): Centres and peripheries in political science: the case of Argentina. Obtained PhD in 2010.
Jens Christian Justinussen (2006-14): Fishery management conflicts: a question of time. Obtained PhD in 2014.
Fernando Dominguez (2004-8): Beyond humanist patterns of explanation: thinking through Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty. Obtained PhD in 2008.
Helena Mateus Jeronimo (2002-6): Scientific expertise, uncertainties and politics: the protracted social and political conflicts over hazardous industrial waste in Portugal. Obtained PhD in 2007.
Filipe Carreira da Silva (2000-2003): In dialogue with modern times: the social and political thought of G.H. Mead. Obtained PhD in 2003.
Nigel Pleasants (1993-7): Wittgenstein and critical social theory. Obtained PhD in 1997.
Gary Boucock (1994-5): Weber and law. Previously supervised by Dr Quie. Obtained PhD in 1995.
I have a keen methodological interest in qualitative approaches to research, with a particular emphasis on participatory designs and on researching the social through visual and arts-based methods. I am currently doing methodological research on the use of the arts in the social sciences, and working towards a publication on this topic. In the academic year 2011-2012 I am contributing to research methods teaching in the Department of Sociology, lecturing undergraduates on Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis for the INT2 course. I will also be lecturing postgraduates on Visual Methods at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona.
My substantive research looks at young people, identities and gender. My PhD project (Cambridge, 2001), which I carried out with a creative blend of methods, studied the process of identity construction in young people in relation to the experience of migration, with a sample of first generation migrants moving between Italy and England. I have since had various research posts at the Universities of Cambridge and Leeds. At the Department of Sociology of the University of Cambridge I have worked on two projects focusing on gender and science. The PRAGES project was an EC-funded coordination action which evaluated the positive action schemes addressing gender inequalities in science in various countries. The project Boys, Girls and SET: Family, Gender and Young People’s Aspirations to Get into Science, which I co-led with Prof Jackie Scott and which was funded with a Nuffield Small Grant, investigated the take up of scientific careers by young people in relation to gender and to family background, through an analysis of the youth data from the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS).
2011 – current Tutor and Governing Body Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge
2010 – 2011 Research Associate, CIDDRG, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge
2010 Research Associate, Boys, Girls and SET: Family, Gender and Young People’s Aspirations to Get into Science, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge
2008 – 2010 Research Associate, PRAGES project, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge
2005 – 2008 Research Fellow, Real Life Methods Node, ESRC National Centre for Research Methods, University of Leeds
2002 – 2003 ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge
2001 – 2002 EP Ramon y Cajal Scholar, STOA, DG IV, European Parliament, Brussels
1998 – 2000 EC Marie Curie Fellow, Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge
1996 – 2001 PhD, Centre for Family Research, Social and Political Sciences Faculty, University of Cambridge
Thesis title: Narratives of Identity and Migration: an Autobiographical Study on Young People in England and Italy
Qualitative research methods, visual and arts-based methods
Young people’s lives and identities
Migration and identities
Gender and scientific careers
Work accepted or in press
Bagnoli, A., Demey, D. and Scott, J. (forthcoming, 2013) Gender, Family, and Young People’s Aspirations for SET Occupations: a Longitudinal View from the British Household Panel Survey Youth Data, in I. Schoon and J. Eccles (eds.) Gender differences in aspirations and attainments – a life course perspective, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Bagnoli, A. and Ketokivi, K. (2009) (eds.) ‘At a Crossroads: Contemporary Lives between Fate and Choice’, European Societies, special issue, 11 (3).
Articles in journals
Bagnoli, A. and Clark, A. (2010) ‘Focus Groups with Young People: A Participatory Approach to Research Planning’, Journal of Youth Studies, 13(1), 101-119.
Bagnoli, A. (2009) ‘Beyond the Standard Interview: The Use of Graphic Elicitation and Arts-based Methods’, Qualitative Research, special issue, 9(5), 547-570.
Bagnoli, A. (2009) ‘’On an Introspective Journey’: Identities and Travel in Young People’s Lives’, European Societies, special issue, 11 (3), 325-345.
Bagnoli, A. (2007) ‘Between Outcast and Outsider: Constructing the Identity of the Foreigner’, European Societies, 9(1), 23-44.
Bagnoli, A. (2004) ‘Researching Identities with Multi-method Autobiographies’, Sociological Research Online, 9(2). http://www.socresonline.org.uk/9/2/bagnoli.html
Bagnoli. A. (2003) ‘Imagining the Lost Other: The Experience of Loss and the Process of Identity Construction in Young People’, Journal of Youth Studies, 6(2), 203-217.
Bagnoli, A. (2012) Beyond the Standard Interview: the Use of Graphic Elicitation and Arts-based Methods, in J. Goodwin (ed.) SAGE Biographical Research, London: Sage. Originally published in Qualitative Research, 9(5).
Bagnoli, A. (2012) Making Sense of Mixed Methods Narratives: Young People’s Identities, Life-plans and Time Orientations, in S. Heath and C. Walker (eds.), Innovations in Youth Research, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 77-100.
Bagnoli, A. (2011) Beyond the Standard Interview: The Use of Graphic Elicitation and Arts-based Methods’ in A. Coffey and T. Hall (eds.) Researching Young People, Sage Fundamentals of Applied Research, London: Sage, vol.2, 343-365. Originally published in Qualitative Research, 9(5).
Bagnoli, A. (2009) ‘Researching Identities with Multi-method Autobiographies’, in B. Harrison (ed.) Life Story Research, Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods, London, Sage, 376-397. First published in Sociological Research Online, 9(2).
Prosser, J. and Bagnoli, A. (2009) ‘Exploring Young People’s Lives: Using Visual Methods within a Qualitative Longitudinal Research Study’, in M. Martha Lengeling (ed.) Selection of Articles from the Second International Qualitative Research Conference, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico: Imprenta Universitaria, 265-274.
Bagnoli, A. (2004) ‘Constructing the hybrid identities of Europeans’, in G. Titley (ed.) ‘Resituating Culture’, Strasbourg: Directorate of Youth and Sport, Council of Europe Publishing, 57-67.
Wiles, R., Prosser, J., Bagnoli, A., Clark, A., Davies, K., Holland S., Renold, E. (2008) ‘Visual Ethics: Ethical Issues in Visual Research’, ESRC National Centre for Research Methods Review Paper.
Bob Blackburn is Emeritus Reader in Sociology and Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge University. He was the original Director of the Social Science Research Group and now serves as Treasurer. He is an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences, and serves on the Academy Council. He has served on the Executive Committee of the British Sociological Association, and on the Editorial Board of Work, Employment and Society.
He graduated in maths and philosophy at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and received a PhD in social science at Liverpool University.. At Liverpool he taught sociology, research methods and social philosophy before moving to Cambridge as Head of Sociological Research in the Department of Applied Economics and subsequently joining the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (now HSPS). He was Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Alberta, and taught a graduate course on the work of his research group at Getulio Vargas, Sao Paolo. He has written extensively on social inequality, particularly social stratification, gender and ethnicity, and on work.
1951 Open Scholarship, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
1953 BA Part I Mathematics (Tripos Prize)
1955 BA Part II Moral Sciences
1959 Certificate of Industrial Administration, University of Aston
1965 PhD Liverpool, in Social Science
1966 MA Cambridge
1988 E.F.F. Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Alberta, Canada.
1993 Professor, Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Sao Paolo. Brazil.
1996 Programme Visitor, Research School of the Social Sciences, Canberra, Australia.
1972 Nuffield Foundation Social Science Fellow, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
1984-85 Fellow, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (N.I.A.S.), Wassenaar, Netherlands.
1992-95 Consultant to the I.L.O.
1994 Consultant to United Nations on gender and employment.
1999 Consultant to United Nations on gender inequality and occupational segregation.
2001 Elected Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences
2002 Consultant to EC on Measuring Gender Segregation
2002 Member, Committee of Academicians of the Academy for the Social Sciences
2003 Member, Council of the Academy for the Social Sciences
Union Character and Social Class, London: Batsford, 1967.
Perceptions of Work: Variations within a Factory, (Cambridge Studies in Sociology), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1972. Section on trade unionism reproduced in J. Siltanen and M. Stanworth (eds), Women and the Public Sphere, Hutchinson, 1984. (with H. Beynon)
The Working Class in the Labour Market (Cambridge Studies in Sociology), London and Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1979. Italian edition, L'illusione della Scelta, Rosenberg and Sellier, 1983.
Extracts in P. Braham, E. Rhodes and M. Pearn (eds), Discrimination and Disadvantage in Employment, London: Harper and Row, 1981. (with M. Mann)
Social Stratification and Occupations (Cambridge Studies in Sociology), London and Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1980. Ch. 8 'Mobility Within and Between Occupations' reproduced in J. Holmwood (ed), Social Stratification Vol. 2, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 1996. (with A. Stewart and K. Prandy)
White-Collar Work, (Cambridge Studies in Sociology), London and Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1982. (with K. Prandy and A. Stewart)
White-Collar Unionism, (Cambridge Studies in Sociology), London and Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1983. (with K. Prandy and A. Stewart)
Gender Inequality in the Labour Market: Occupational Concentration and Segregation,Geneva: International Labour Organisation, 1995.
Sections reproduced in Singapore Manpower Research and Statistics Department, Occupation Segregation: A Gender Perspective, Ministry of Manpower, Singapore, 2000. (with J. Siltanen and J. Jarman)
Inequalities in Employment: Inequalities in Home-Life, Cambridge: SRG Publications, 1993. (with G. A. Dunne and J. Jarman)
Social Inequality in a Changing World, Cambridge: SRG Publications, 1994.
Understanding Social Inequality, special edition of International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, December, 1999.
Work and Social Stratification, special edition of International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 5/6, June,2008.
Other Main Publications Since 1990
Gender Inequality in the Labour Market: Occupational Concentration and Segregation, Report to the International Labour Organisation, published as ILO Paper, Geneva: 1992. (with J. Siltanen and J. Jarman)
'Gender in the Labour Market: Occupational Concentration and Segregation', Report prepared for the United Nations, July 1994. Included in UN, The World’s Women 1995: Trends and Statistics*, New York: 1995. (with J Jarman and J Siltanen)
‘The Gendering of Work Around the World: Occupational Gender Segregation and Inequality’, Report to the United Nations, Dec. 1999, pp 1-67.
Included in UN, The World's Women 2000: Trends and Statistics*, New York: 2000; (with J.Jarman)
Vertical Occupational Segregation, Report to the Women in Science Unit, European Commission, Brussels, 2002. (With Prof. J. Jarman)
Articles and Chapters
'Education and Social Class: Revisiting the 1944 Education Act with Fixed Marginals', British Journal of Sociology, 43.4, pp. 507-536, 1991. Available electronically in JSTOR (with C. Marsh)
'The Analysis of Occupational Gender Segregation Over Time and Place: Considerations of Measurement and Some New Evidence', Work, Employment and Society, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 335-362, Sept. 1993. Reproduced in J. Holmwood (ed) Social Stratification Vol. 3, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 1996. (with J. Jarman and J. Siltanen)
'Changing Inequalities in Access to British Universities', Oxford Review of Education, Vol. 19. No. 2, pp. 197-215, 1993. (with J. Jarman)
'Measuring Occupational Gender Segregation: A Reply to Lampard’ Work, Employment and Society, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 413-419, Sept. 1994. (with J Jarman and J Siltanen)
'Measuring Occupational Gender Segregation: a Reply to Watts', Work, Employment and Society, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 433-438, Sept. 1994. (with J Jarman and J Siltanen)
'The Measurement of Occupational Gender Segregation: Current Problems and a New Approach', Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, 158, pp. 319-331, 1995. (with J. Siltanen and J. Jarman)
'The Measurement of Occupational Gender Segregation: Correcting Some Misunderstandings', Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, 160, 1997. (with J. Siltanen and J. Jarman)
'Putting Men and Women Into Classes: But Is That Where They Belong? A Comment on Evans', Sociology, Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 143-152, 1997. (with K. Prandy)
'Occupational Gender Segregation', Social Research Update, 16, Spring 1997. (with J. Jarman)
Also available at http://www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/sru/SRU16/SRU16.html
'The Reproduction of Social Inequality’, Sociology, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 491-509, August 1997. (with K. Prandy)
‘A New System of Classes: But What Are They and Do We Need Them?’, Work, Employment and Society, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 735-41, December 1998. (Awarded ANBAR Citation of Excellence)
‘Gender Differences at Work: International Variations in Occupational Segregation’, Sociological Research Online, Vol. 4, Issue 1, March, 1999. (with J Jarman, B Brooks and E Dermott)
‘Is Housework Unpaid Work?’, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol 19, 7/8, pp. 1-20, 1999.
‘Understanding Social Inequality’, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol 19, No. 9/10/11, pp. 1-23, Dec. 1999.
‘The Puzzle of Gender Segregation and Inequality: A Cross-National Analysis’, European Sociological Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 119-135, June 2000. (with J. Jarman and B. Brooks)
‘The Vertical Dimension of Occupational Segregation’, Work, Employment and Society, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 511-538, September 2001. (with B. Brooks and J. Jarman)
‘Explaining Gender Segregation’, British Journal of Sociology, Vol. 53, No.4, pp. 513-536, December 2002. (with J. Browne, B. Brooks and J. Jarman)
‘Occupational Gender Segregation in Canada, 1981-1996: Overall, Vertical and Horizontal Segregation.’, Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 42.2, May 2003. (with B. Brooks and J. Jarman)
‘Segregation and Inequality’, in European Commission, 25th CEIES Seminar - Gender statistics - Occupational segregation: extent, causes and consequences, Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2004. (With J. Jarman)
Also GeNet 2005-3, http://www.genet.ac.uk/workingpapers/wpindex.htm.2005.
‘Gendered Occupations: Exploring the Relationship between Gender Segregation and Inequality’, International Sociology, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 289-315, March 2006. (With J. Jarman)
An earlier version appeared as GeNet 2005-5, http://www.genet.ac.uk/workingpapers/wpindex.html
‘What is Social Inequality’ International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 28.7/8, 2008 (Awarded Literati Network Highly Commended Award for Excellence)
Josh has interests in political sociology, the sociology of science and technology, the sociology of intellectuals and social and political theory. He is currently working on an EC-collaborative project (with Patrick Baert) about the diffusion of theories and methods in the social sciences and humanities within Europe. For this project, Josh is studying studying German political theorist Carl Schmitt’s influence on contemporary Spanish politics – in particular the apparently paradoxical appropriation of his ideas by the political left.
Josh has a PhD in Sociology and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge. He also has an MSc in Political Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Director of Cambridge Undergraduate Quantitative Methods Centre
Dr Brendan Burchell's first degree was in Psychology from Birmingham University from 1977-80. From there he went to Warwick University to take a PhD in Social Psychology, researching person perception under laboratory conditions. He then took a one-year post at The City University teaching social psychology, statistics and computing. His career took a change of direction when, in 1985, he was appointed to the Department of Applied Economics at Cambridge as a Research Officer to assist in a project entitled the Social Change and Economic Life Initiative, working collaboratively with economists, social psychologists and sociologists on a variety of aspects of labour markets and their effects on individuals. In 1988 Dr Burchell transferred from the Department of Applied Economics to take a Lectureship in the Faculty of Human, Social, and Political Science.
1990- University Lecturer, HSPS, University of Cambridge
1985-1990 Research Officer, Department of Applied Economics, University of Cambridge
1984-1985 Temporary Lecturer in Computing and Statistics, Psychology Division, The City University
The effects of labour market experiences (e.g. job insecurity, work intensification, bankruptcy, unemployment) on psychological well-being. The social psychological effects of precarious employment and unemployment.
Analysis of complex work and life histories data.
Gender segregation, men’s and women’s life cycle and career.
Emotional reactions to personal finances: “Financial Phobia”.
Member of the Sociological Research Group and Individual in the labour Market Research group
Data Analysis and Research Methods
Sociological and Psychological aspects of Unemployment, work intensification and Job Insecurity.
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
(Forthcoming 2016) Racko, G., Strauss, K. and Burchell, B. ‘Economics Education and Value Change: The Role of Program Normative Homogeneity and Peer Influence’ Academy of Management Learning and Education
O'Reilly, J., Smith, M., Deakin, S. and Burchell, B. (2015) 'Equal Pay as a Moving Target: International perspectives on forty years of addressing the gender pay gap'. Cambridge Journal of Economics (2015) 39 (2):299-317
Sehnbruch, K., Burchell, B., Agloni, N. and Piasna, A. (2015) 'Human Development and Decent Work: Why some concepts succeed and others fail to make an impact'. Development and Change (2015) 46 (2)
Burchell, B.J., Sehnbruch, K., Piasna, A., Agloni, N. (2014) 'The quality of employment and decent work: definitions, methodologies, and ongoing debates'. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 38 (2): 459-477
Burchell, B., & Tumawu, K. D. A. (2014). 'Employee Motivation and Work Ethic in the State and Private sector in Ghana: A Survey of Teaching and Banking Professions'. Online Journal of African Affairs, 3(4), 55-62.
Racko, G. and Burchell, B. (2013) 'The role of technical progress, professionalization and Christian religion in occupational gender segregation: A cross-national analysis', Work, Employment And Society 27: 581-599.
Piasna, A., Smith, M., Rose, J., Rubery, J., Burchell, B. and Rafferty, A. (2013) 'Participatory HRM practices and job quality of vulnerable workers', The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24:22, 4094-4115.
Shapiro, G.K. & Burchell, B.J. (2012) 'Measuring Financial Anxiety'. Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics. 5(2) 92-103.
Burchell, B.J. (2011) 'A Temporal Comparison of the Effects of Unemployment and Job Insecurity on Wellbeing'. Sociological Research Online 16. Retrieved September 28, 2011 (http://www.socresonline.org.uk/16/1/9.html)
Burchell, B.J., Allen, R.P., Miller, J.K., Hening, W.A. & Earley, C.J. (2009) 'RLS and blood donation'. Sleep Medicine, 10(8), 844-849.
Burchell, B.J. (2009) 'Flexicurity as a moderator of the relationship between job insecurity and psychological well-being'. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 2(3) Pp. 365-378.
Allen, R.P., Burchell, B.J.,MacDonald, B., Hening, W.A. & Earley, C.J. (2009) 'Validation of the self-completed Cambridge-Hopkins questionnaire (CH-RLSq) for ascertainment of restless legs syndrome (RLS) in a population survey'. Sleep Medicine, 10(10) 1097-1100 (December).
Lai, Y & Burchell, B.J. (2008) 'Distributed work: communication in an 'officeless firm''. New Technology, Work and Employment 23:1-2
Smith, M. Burchell, B.J. Fagan, C. & O'Brien, C. (2008) 'Job quality in Europe'. Industrial Relations Journal 39(6), 585-602
Biggs, D. Burchell, B.J. & Millmore, M. (2006) 'The changing world of the temporary worker: the potential HR impact of legislation'. Personnel Review, 35(2) 191-206.
Burchell, B.J. & Fagan, C. (2004) 'Gender and the intensification of work: Evidence from the European Working Conditions Surveys'. Eastern Economic Journal 30 (4): 627-642.
Kamerade, D. & Burchell, B.J. (2004) 'Teleworking and social capital: Is teleworking an isolating or a community-friendly form of work?' European Sociological Review 20(4): 345-361.
Felstead, A., Green, F. and Burchell, B.J. (2000) 'Job insecurity and the difficulty of regaining employment: An empirical study of unemployment expectations'. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics i 855-83.
Burchell, B.J. (1999) 'The unequal distribution of job insecurity,' 1966-86. International Review of Applied Economics 13: 439-460.
Burchell, B.J. and Yagil, D. (1997) 'Socioeconomic and political initiators of pay comparisons'. Work, Employment and Society 11: 737-748.
Burchell, B.J. and Wilkinson, F. (1997) 'Trust, Business arrangements and contractual environment'. Cambridge Journal of Economics 2: 217-237.
Burchell, B.J. (1996) 'Gender Segregation, Size of Workplace and Public Sector'. Gender, Work and Organisation 3: 227-235.
Burchell, B.J. (1993) 'A new way of analyzing labour market flows using work history data'. Work, Employment & Society 7: 237-258.
Burchell, B.J. and Marsh, C. (1992) 'The effect of questionnaire length on survey response'. Quality and Quantity 26: 233-244.
Burchell, B.J. (1992) 'Towards a social psychology of the labour market: Or why we need to understand the labour market before we can understand unemployment'. Journal of Occupational and Organisational psychology 65: 345-354.
Burchell, B.J. and Rubery, J. (1990) 'An Empirical Investigation into the Segmentation of the Labour Supply'. Work, Employment and Society 4: 551-575
Horrell, S., Rubery, J. and Burchell, B.J. (1989) 'Gender and Skill'. Work, Employment and Society 4: 189-216.
Burchell, B.J. (1987) 'Questioning to find out about people'. Questioning Exchange I: 43-46.
Other Journal Articles (not peer reviewed)
Wood, A & Burchell, B. (2015) 'What Dave, Vince and Ed don’t tell you about zero-hours contracts'. Article in OpenDemocracy
Burchell, B. and Wood, A., (2014) 'Beyond zero-hours: reducing the misery of insecure hours', Safety Management, September 2014
Burchell, B.J. (2006) 'Anglais, encore un effort! L'intensite du travail au Royaume-Uni'. Actes de la research en sciences sociales 163, 91-100.
Brosnan, C & Burchell, B.J. (2006) 'Diagnosing restless legs syndrome: when words get in the way'. Progress in Neurology and Psychiatry 10(3) 33-35.
Burchell, B.J. (2005) 'The welfare costs of job insecurity: psychological wellbeing and family life'. Trends in social cohesion special issue: Reconciling labour flexibility with social cohesion - facing the challenge 15, 71-108.
Burchell, B.J. (2005) 'Les Couts sociaux de la precarite de l'emploi: bien-etre psychologique et la vie familiale'. Tendances de la cohesion sociale: Concilier flexibilite du travail et cohesion sociale - Un defi a relever 15, 75-116.
Burchell, B.J. (2004) 'Identifying, describing and understanding Financial Aversion: Financial phobes'. Argent , 2,(3) 22-26
Burchell, B.J. (2002) 'Les Conséquences Psychologiques et Familiales de l'Insécurité Professionnelle'. Les Politiques Sociales 61: 100-115.
Burchell, B.J. (1994) 'Levels of pay regulation and managers' and employees' perceptions'. Economies et Societes: les regulations economiques et sociales du Travail et de L'Emploi. Les decentralisations contemporaines. 18: 59-77.
Burchell, B.J. (1995) 'Exploratory Data Analysis'. Pharmacy Practice Research Resource Centre Bulletin 4: 9-12.
Burchell, B.J., Felstead, A. and Green, F. (1988) 'Insecurity at Work'. New Economy 5: 180-184.
Burchell, L.J. and Burchell, B.J. (1988) 'The Effects of Unemployment on Youth Training Scheme Leavers'. Journal of Youth and Policy 24: 20-24.
Burchell, B.J. and Devereux, J. (1987) 'The Influence of Father's Unemployment on the Values of School Children'. Journal of Youth and Policy 21: 32-43.
Burchell, B.J., Day, D., Hudson, M., Ladipo, D., Mankelow, R., Nolan, J., Reed, H., Wichert, I. and Wilkinson, F.. Job Insecurity and work intensification; flexibility and the changing boundaries of work. York: York publishing. I-v & 1-74
Burchell, B.J., Earnshaw, J. and Rubery, J.. New forms and new patterns of employment: The role of self-employment in the UK. University of Bremen: Zentrum Fur Europaische Reschts Politik ppi-xi & 1-187.
Burchell, B.J., Fraser, C., Duveen, G., Hay, D. and Hilmi, F.. Introducing Social Psychology. Jordan: Massira. (re-written and translation into Arabic). Pp1-640.
Burchell, B.J., Deakin, S., Michie, J. and Rubery, J. Systems of Production: Markets, Organisations and Performance. London: Routledge pp i-xiii & 1-285.
Burchell, B.J., Ladipo D. and Wilkinson, F. (Eds) Job Insecurity and Work Intensification. London: Routledge pp i-xi & p1-227.
Fraser, C. and Burchell, B.J. with Hay, D. and Duveen G. (Eds) Introducing Social Psychology. Oxford: Polity, pp i-xxiii, 1-520.
Burchell, B., Coutts, A., Hall, E. and Pye, N. (2016) Self-employment programmes for young people: A review of the context, policies and evidence. ILO Employment Working Paper No. 198.
Burchell, B. (2015) The Quality of Digital and Non-Digital Jobs, Report for the Cabinet Office
Burchell, B., Hardy, V., Rubery, J. & Smith, M. (2014) A new method to understand occupational gender segregation in European labour markets. Report for the European Commission.
Smith, M., Piasna, A., Burchell, B., Rubery, J., Rafferty, A., Rose, J. and Carter, L. (2013) Women, men and working conditions in Europe, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.
Burchell, B.J., Cartron, D., Csizmadia, P., Delcampe,S., Gollac, M., Illéssy, M., Lorenz, E., Makó, C., O'Brien, C. & Valeyre, A. (2009) Working conditions in the European Union: Working time and work intensity. Dublin: European Foundation, October pp i-viii, 1-68.
Burchell, B.J. (2007) The Social, Psychological and Economic Costs of Job Insecurity. Ohara Institute for Social Research, Hosei University, Working Paper 25 (Language: Japanese).
Burchell, B.J. & Hughes, A. (2007) The Stigma of Failure: An International Comparison of Failure Tolerance and Second Chancing. ITEC Working Paper Series 07-25 December, Doshisha University, Japan. Pp 1-39
Burchell,B., C. Fagan, C. O'Brien & M. Smith. (2007) Working Conditions in the European Union: The Gender Perspective. Dublin: European Foundation ppi-viii & 1-72.
Burchell, B.J. (2006) Quality Of Part-Time Work In Europe: Part Better Or Part Worse Than Full Time? Working paper series, ISER, Essex. Pp 1-19.
Elliott, John Sue Long, Barbara Walker, David Bridges with John Brierley Malcolm Brynin, Brendan Burchell, Sara Connolly, Mark Deas, Muriel Egerton, Kieth Hawkins, Geraldine Healy, Geoffrey Hinchliffe, Alison Lys, Ron Martin & Shaun Tyson. (2004) The dynamics of the graduate labour market in the East of England A report by the Graduate Labour Market Policy Research Forum, EEDA/University of East Anglia pp i-vi, 1-61.
Burchell, B.J. (2003) Identifying, describing and understanding Financial Aversion: Financial phobes. Report for Egg.
Fagan, C. and Burchell, B.J. (2002) Gender, Jobs and Working Conditions in the European Union. Dublin: European Foundation pp i-viii & 1-91
Wichert, I.C., Nolan, J.P. and Burchell, B.J. (2000) Workers on the Edge: Job Insecurity, Psychological wellbeing and Family Life. Washington DC: Economic Policy Institute, ppi-viii & 1-39.
Burchell, B.J., Deakin, D. and Honey, S. (1999) The Employment Status of Individuals in Non-Standard Employment : Department of Trade and Industry EMAR publications No 6.
Burchell, B.J., Hudson, M., Ladipo, D., Reed, H. and Wilkinson, F. (1999_ Working Conditions and the Quality of Care: Royal College of Midwives.
Burchell, B.J. and Ely, M. (1997) Income, Wealth and Opportunity in Cambridge, 1997: A background document. Cambridge: Cambridge City Council
Burchell, B.J. and Wilkinson, F.S. (1993) Sunday Trading and Premium Payments for Shop Workers in Small Shops: Relationship Foundation.
(Forthcoming): Job Quality: Conceptual and Methodological Contributions from Psychology. Brendan Burchell, Aga Piasna, Kirsty Sehnbruch and Nurjk Agloni. Editors Colette Fagan, Damian Grimshaw and others, Manchester University Press. (submitted)
Biggs, D. Burchell, B.J. & Millmore, M. (2008) 臨時人員世界的變化：立法對人力資源可能造成的影響(The changing world of the temporary worker: the potential HR impact of legislation) Human resources dispatching: Taiwan
Burchell, B.J. Work Intensification in the UK. In D. Perrons, C Fagan, L McDowell K Ray and K Ward (Eds) (2006) Gender divisions and working time in the new economy. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
Fagan, C. & Burchell B.J. (2006) L'intensification du travail et les différences hommes/femmes: conclusions des enquêtes européennes sur les conditions de travail. In P Askenazy, D Cartron, F de Coninck & M Gollac (Eds) Organisation et intensité du travail. Paris.
Rubery, J., Burchell, B.J., Deakin, S. and Michie, J. (2003) Productive Systems: Introduction and Overview. in Burchell, B.J., Deakin, S., Michie, J. and Rubery, J. (eds.) Systems of Production: Markets, Organisations and Performance. London: Routledge pp1-9.
Ladipo, D., Mankelow, R. and Burchell, B.J. (2003) Working like a dog, sick as a dog: Job Intensification in the late 20th Century. in Burchell, B.J., Deakin, S., Michie, J. and Rubery, J. (eds.) Systems of Production: Markets, Organisations and Performance. London: Routledge 89-103.
Burchell, B.J. and Ladipo, D. (2002) Introduction. in Burchell, B.J., Ladipo, D. and Wilkinson, F. (eds.) Job Insecurity and Work Intensification. London: Routledge, pp 1-7.
Burchell, B.J. (2002) The prevalence and redistribution of job security and work intensification. in Burchell, B.J., Ladipo, D. and Wilkinson, F. (eds.) Job Insecurity and Work Intensification. London: Routledge, pp61-76.
Burchell, B.J. (2001) Perceiving and Understanding People. in Fraser, C. and Burchell, B.J. (eds.) Introducing Social Psychology. Cambridge: Polity Press, pp216-234.
Burchell, B.J. (2001) Research Methods. in Fraser, C. and Burchell, B.J. (eds.) Introducing Social Psychology. Cambridge: Polity Press, pp383-402.
Burchell, B.J. and Fraser, C. (2001) Social Psychology of Work and Unemployment. in Morgunov, E. (ed.) Handbook of Human Resource Management. Moscow.
Fraser, C. and Burchell, B.J. (2001) The World of Paid Work. in Fraser, C. and Burchell, B.J. (eds.) Introducing Social Psychology. Cambridge: Polity Press, pp317-341.
Burchell, B.J. (1999) Pertaining to the Teaching of an Economic Psychology of Working Lives. in Walker, C. and Webley, P. (eds.) Teaching Handbook in Economic and Consumer Psychology.
Ashton, D., Burchell, B.J., Felstead, A. and Green, F. (1999) Skill trends in Britain: trajectories over the last decade. in Coffield, F. (ed.) Speaking Truth to Power: Research and policy on lifelong learning. Bristol: Polity Press.
Ashton, B., Burchell, B.J., Davies, B., Felstead, A. and Green, F. (1999) Are British Workers Getting More Skilled? in Borghans, L. and Grip, A.d. (eds.) The Over-Educated Worker? The Economics of Skill Utilisation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar pp 77-108.
Nolan, J.P., Wichert, I.C. and Burchell, B.J. (1999) Job insecurity, psychological well-being, work orientation and family life. in Heery, E. (ed.) The Insecure Workforce: Routledge, pp 181-209.
Burchell, B.J., Dale, A. and Joshi, H. (1997) Part-Time Work Among British Women. in Blossfeld, P. and Hakim, C. (eds.) Between equalisation and marginalisation: part-time work in Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp 210-246.
Burchell, B.J., Horrell, S. and Rubery, J. (1995) Gender and Skill. in Humphries, J. (ed.) Gender and Economics (reprint of Work, Employment and Society 1990 article). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Burchell, B.J., Elliott, B.J., Rubery, J. and Wilkinson, F. (1994) Job content from Managers' and Employees' perspectives. in Penn, R., Rose, M. and Rubery, J. (eds.) Patterns of Skill Change. Oxford: Oxford University Press pp 159-188.
Burchell, B.J., Elliott, B.J. and Rubery, J. (1994) Gender and the structuring of labour markets. in Rubery, J. and Wilkinson, F. (eds.) Employer Strategy and the Labour Market. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp 298-325.
Burchell, B.J. and Scott, A.M. (1994) And never the twain shall meet?... Lifetime Gender Segmentation and Work Histories. in Scott, A.M. (ed.) Gender Segregation and Social Change. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp 121-156.
Burchell, B.J., Horrell, S. and Rubery, J. (1994) Working Time Patterns, Constraints and Preferences. in Anderson, M., Bechhofer, F. and Gershuny, J. (eds.) The Social and Political Economy of the Household. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp 100-132.
Burchell, B.J. and Rubery, J. (1994) Divided women: Labour Market Segmentation and Gender Segregation. in Scott, A.M. (ed.) Gender Segregation and Social Change. Oxford: Oxford University Press pp 80-120.
Burchell, B.J. (1994) Who is affected by Unemployment? Job insecurity and Labour Market influences on Psychological Health. in Gallie, D., Marsh, C. and Vogler, C. (eds.) Social Change and the experience of Unemployment. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp 188-212.
Burchell, B.J., Horrell, S. and Rubery, J. (1994) Part-time work and gender inequality in the labour market. in Scott, A.M. (ed.) Gender Segregation and Social Change. Oxford: Oxford University Press pp205-234.
Burchell, B.J. and Rubery, J. (1994) Internal Labour Markets from Managers' and Employees' perspectives. in Rubery, J. and Wilkinson, F. (eds.) Employer Policies and the Labour Market. Oxford: Oxford University Press pp 326-355.
Burchell, B.J. and Rubery, J. (1992) Problems in defining and typol2008g the self-employed: Some evidence from the Social Change and Economic Life Initiative. in Felsted, A. and Leighton, P. (eds.) Self-Employment: Evolution and practice in Europe: Kogan Page, pp 101-122.
Burchell, B.J. (1992) Changes in the Labour Market and the Psychological Health of the Nation. in Michie, J. (ed.) The Economic Legacy, 1979-1992: Academic Press, pp 220-233.
Burchell, B.J. (1989) The social psychological impact of temporary and insecure employment: An economic dream but a psychological nightmare. in T, T. and P, G. (eds.) Homo Oeconomicus: Presumptions and Facts. Warsaw: Polish Academy of Sciences.
Burchell, B.J. (1989) The impact on the individual of the experience of precariousness in the labour market in the UK. In G. Rodgers & J. Rodgers (Eds) Precarious jobs in Labour Market Regulation: The growth of atypical employment in Western Europe IILS, Geneva.
Entry on Job Security in A. Michalos (Ed) The Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research, pp 3460-3462, Springer Netherlands.
Entries on Cluster analysis, Correlation, Cross Sectional Design Data, Dependent/Independent Variables, Distribution, Factor Analysis, Log Linear Analysis, Multivatiate Analysis, Path Analysis, Quantitative Data Analysis, Regression, Statistics (total 7,500 words). In B. Turner (Ed) The Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Book Reviews (since 2005)
Burchell, B.J. Employment Contracts, Psychological Contracts and Employee Well-being, by David Guest, Kerstin Isaksson and Hans de Witte (eds), Work Employment & Society June 2012 26: 545-546 (June).
Burchell, B.J. The Social Costs of Underemployment: Inadequate employment as disguised unemployment by D. Dooley & J Prause. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology 16 (4) pp 334-336.
Burchell, B.J. Fragmented Futures: New challenges in working life. by I Watson, J Buchanan, I Campbell and C Briggs. Sydney: The Federation Press, 2003. Work, Employment and Society, 19 (2) pp 437-438.
Plenary Invited Speaker (and similar, selected)
An Exploratory Data Analysis approach to understanding Occupational Gender Segregation Institute of Education, London, February.
The future of Work. Hay Festival, June
Social consequences of employment policies: How flexicurity moderates the relationship between job insecurity and wellbeing. Australia National University, Canberra, April.
New Technologies and the Intensification of Work. Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia. April.
Flexicurity as a moderator of the relationship between job insecurity and psychosocial well-being. Nordic Institute for Occupational Health, Helsinki, September.
Flexicurity and job insecurity in the EU. Renmin University, China, September.
The Social Consequences of Job Insecurity in the European Union Nuffield College, Oxford, March.
A missing link: How does flexicurity affect workers' well-being? International Labour Organisation, Geneva, May
Le travail au-delà du travail. (with M. Gollac), Collége de France / CNRS, Paris, June.
Do active labour market policies reduce the harmful effects of job insecurity? Evidence for flexicurity from the EWCS and ESS. Manchester University, October.
Working Conditions in the European Union: The Gender Perspective, European Foundation, Brussels, December.
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), Facts and Controversies: Recent Research, challenges for GPs and Patients, and Critical Perspectives. Presentation to the The Primary Care Neurology Society GP's conference, Sheffield, October.
Telework: community-friendly work? Japan Institute for Labor Policy and Training. Tokyo November.
The Quality of Part time work in Europe. RMIT Expert Workshop on Quality Part-Time Work Melbourne, July.
Conceptual and Practical approaches to the quality of work: Assessing the difference between full-time and part-time employment. Opening Lecture, XIX National Conference of Labour Economics, Modena. September.
Job Insecurity and Work Intensification. The changing nature of work and family life conference University of Aberdeen, November.
Manuel Castells is Director of Research in the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge, and Honorary Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge; University Professor and the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles; and Professor Emeritus of Sociology and of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley. He has been Distinguished Visiting Professor at MIT and at Oxford University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, of the Spanish Royal Academy of Economics, of the Academia Aeuropea, of the Mexican Academy, and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. He has published 26 books, including the trilogy The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture (Blackwell, 1996-2004), translated in 21 languages, and Communication Power (Oxford University Press, 2009). Among his distinctions, he received the 2010 Erasmus Medal of Science from Academia Europaea, the 2012 Holberg Memorial Prize from the Parliament of Norway and the 2013 Balzan Prize in the Social Sciences from the International Balzan Prize Foundation. He was a founding board member of the European Research Council (ERC) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) of the European Commission.
The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture.1996-1998, 2000-2004 editions. Oxford, England, and Cambridge, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishers.
- Volume I: The Rise of the Network Society (1996, 2nd ed. 2000)
- Volume II: The Power of Identity (1997, 2nd ed. 2004)
- Volume III: End of Millennium (1998, 2nd ed. 2000)
The three volumes are translated in Spanish, French, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Korean, Japanese, German, Italian, Parsi, Catalan,Turkish, Croatian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Danish, Macedonian, Polish and Arabic.
The Internet Galaxy. Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. Translated in Spanish, French, Catalan, Italian, German, Russian, Swedish, Korean, Portuguese, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Polish, Dutch, Danish, Chinese and Japanese.
Mobile Communication and Society: A Global Perspective. Cambridge, Massachussets: MIT Press, 2006. Translated in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Korean.
Communication Power. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. Translated in Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, French, Polish, Romanian, and Arabic.
Networks of Outrage and Hope: Social Movements in the Internet Age. Cambridge: Polity, 2012, 2nd ed. 2015. Translated in Spanish, Italian, Catalan, Portuguese, Polish, Korean, and Turkish.
Shana Cohen is a Research Associate with the Department. She is the Deputy Director of the Woolf Institute, which specializes in the study of relations between Jews, Muslims, and Christians. Before coming to Cambridge, she was a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Sheffield and taught Human Services and Politics of the Middle East at George Washington University. She has a PhD in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley.
Shana Cohen has been engaged in both academic research and community-based work in Morocco, India, Egypt, Israel, England, and the US. Her research has focused on the transformation of the middle class and the politics of social action under neoliberalism, exploring how the constitution of identity intersects with economic insecurity and ideologies of human potential and social value. Shana's current writing and research projects reflect her practitioner and academic trajectories - the first project involves rethinking local management of resources to improve frontline service effectiveness and the second, how grassroots social action indicates the emergence of a new political consciousness controverting management models and allocation of resources based on commodification of human potential and vulnerability. She is also the PI (with Ed Kessler, the Executive Director of the Woolf Institute) on a comparative study of how the recession in Europe has affected trust between religious minorities in London, Paris, Berlin, and Rome.
Forthcoming. Transforming Social Action into Social Change. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.
Forthcoming. Who is Responsible for the Poor ? Boulder, CO : Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.
(2014) "The Politics of Social Action in Morocco," Midde East - Topics and Arguments, Special Issue on the Middle Class.
(2014) "Neoliberalism and Academia in Morocco," British Journal of Middle East Studies, Special Issue on the Role of Intellectuals in the Middle East and North Africa, edited by Ewan Stein.
(2014) "Social Solidarity in Global Social Policy," Festschrift for Bob Deacon, London: Palgrave Macmillan.
(2014) 'Rediscovering the Social Imperative in Managing Public and Non-profit Social Services in Morocco', Special issue of Philosophy of Management on management in Africa, edited by David Lutz and Peter John Opio.
(2011) With Bob Deacon. "From the Global Politics of Poverty Alleviation to the Global Politics of Solidarity," Special issue of Global Social Policy, edited by Asun St Clair and Havard Haarstard, Vol 11, No 1/2.
(2010) "What is the relationship between migration and social development?" Migration in the Arab World, Washington, DC: Middle East Institute.
2009. " Les Classes Moyennes et Les Changements Sociales au Maroc, " La Revue Economia, Fevrier, Vol. 2, No. 1, p 21-39.
2007. "Sociology in Morocco," Theory Newsletter, International Sociological Association.
2007. (With Nasreen Akhtar). "Promoting Social Investment in Sustainability," The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability, Vol. 3, No. 1.
2007. "A New Meaning for the Wandering Jew," in Susan Ossman (ed.) Places We Share, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
2006. With Larabi Jaïdi. Morocco: Globalization and its Consequences. NYC, NY: Routledge Press (for the series 'Mapping the Global Spaces').
2004. Searching for a Different Future: Market Reform and the Transformation of the Middle Class in Morocco. Duke University Press.
2004. "The Moroccan Subject in a Globalising World," Thesis Eleven, No. 78, No. 1, August 2004, pp. 28-45.
2003. "Alienation and Globalization in Morocco: Addressing the Social and Political Impact of Market Integration," Comparative Studies in Society and History, Vol. 45, No. 1, pp. 168 - 189.
Rory is a Research Associate in the Department of Sociology. His research is funded by an Economic and Social Research Council Future Research Leaders award.
Rory graduated with an MA in geography from the University of St Andrews in 2009. He then remained at St Andrews to work towards a PhD, which he completed in 2012. Rory’s thesis used longitudinal data from the British Household Panel Survey to analyse the links between residential preferences and actual residential mobility behaviour over the life course.
In November 2012, Rory joined the Department of Sociology as a Research Associate. He has since collaborated with Professor Jacqueline Scott on a number of projects. These include analyses of family trajectories and residential mobility behaviour in Britain, as well as a study investigating how European attitudes towards immigration have changed over the last decade. Rory’s work has also examined the intergenerational transmission of neighbourhood characteristics, Living Apart Together in Britain, and neighbourhood change and residential mobility preferences.
Rory currently holds an Economic and Social Research Council Future Research Leaders award to investigate how family trajectories and young adults’ housing tenure transitions have changed over recent decades. Further details of this study are available on the project website (ftht.sociology.cam.ac.uk).
Coulter R (In press) Parental background and housing outcomes in young adulthood. Housing Studies.
Coulter R and Hu Y. (In press) Living Apart Together and cohabitation intentions in Great Britain. Journal of Family Issues. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0192513X15619461.
Coulter R, van Ham M and Findlay AM. (In press) Re-thinking residential mobility: Linking lives through time and space. Progress in Human Geography.http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0309132515575417.
Clark WAV and Coulter R. (2015) Who wants to move? The role of neighbourhood change. Environment and Planning A 47 (12), 2683-2709. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0308518X15615367.
Findlay AM, McCollum D, Coulter R and Gayle V. (2015) New mobilities across the lifecourse: A framework for analysing demographically-linked drivers of migration. Population, Space and Place 21 (4), 390-402. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/psp.1956/abstract
Coulter R and Scott J. (2015) What motivates residential mobility? Re-examining self-reported reasons for desiring and making residential moves. Population, Space and Place 21 (4), 354-371. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/psp.1863.
Clark WAV, van Ham M and Coulter R. (2014) Spatial mobility and social outcomes. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment 29 (4), 699-727 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10901-013-9375-0.
van Ham M, Hedman L, Manley D, Coulter R and Östh J. (2014) Intergenerational transmission of neighbourhood poverty. An analysis of individual neighbourhood histories. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 39 (3), 402-417. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tran.12040.
Coulter R and van Ham M. (2013) Following people through time: An analysis of individual residential mobility biographies. Housing Studies 28 (7), 1037-1055. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2013.783903.
Coulter R. (2013) Wishful thinking and the abandonment of moving desires over the life course. Environment and Planning A 45 (8), 1944 – 1962. http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/a45314.
Coulter R, van Ham M and Feijten P. (2012) Partner (dis)agreement on moving desires and the subsequent moving behaviour of couples. Population, Space and Place 18 (1), 16-30. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/psp.700.
Coulter R, van Ham M and Feijten P. (2011) A longitudinal analysis of moving desires, expectations and actual moving behaviour. Environment and Planning A 43 (11), 2742-2760. http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/a44105.
Coulter R and van Ham M. (In press) Housing Career, In: The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies. A. Orum (ed.). Wiley Blackwell.
Recent Conference Presentations
Coulter R (2015) Parental background and young adults’ housing outcomes in England and Wales, 1971-2011. Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies Annual Conference, Dublin.
Coulter R (2015) Parental background and young adults’ homeownership, 1971-2011. Government Economic Service/Government Social Research Service Annual Training Conference, London.
Coulter R (2015) Parental background and young adults’ housing outcomes. European Network for Housing Research Annual Conference, Lisbon.
Coulter R (2015) Parental background and young adults’ housing outcomes. ESRC Centre for Population Change workshop on Housing and the Life Course, St Andrews.
Coulter R (2015) Family background and young adults’ housing outcomes, 1971-2011. Housing Studies Association Annual Conference, York.
Coulter R, van Ham M and Findlay A. (2014) Re-thinking residential mobility: Linking lives through time and space. Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference, London.
Coulter R and Scott J. (2013) What motivates residential mobility? Re-examining why people move over the life course. Understanding Society Conference, Colchester.
Filipe Carreira da Silva is an Affiliated Lecturer in Sociology and Fellow of Selwyn College (since 2014). He is also Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (since 2016). He was born in 1975 and educated in Sociology (PhD) at St. Edmund's College Cambridge . He has held visiting positions at Harvard, Chicago, Yale, and at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In 2010, his book Mead and Modernity was awarded the American Sociological Association Distinguished Book Award (History of Sociology).
Dr Carreira da Silva is willing to supervise PhD students on a variety of topics, namely contemporary social theory, history of sociology, and pragmatism.
Filipe Carreira da Silva’s research began in the late 1990s with a series of conceptual reconstructions, namely: of a concept (Habermas’ concept of public sphere), of a political tradition (civic republicanism in late nineteenth-century America), and finally that of an individual author, G.H. Mead. His research on Mead, in particular, has led him to further explore the implications of the tension between theory building and intellectual history in sociology. This historical work on American philosophical pragmatism has provided him with the background for his current research on the sociology of rights, namely his proposal for a neo-pragmatist theory of human rights.
(Forthcoming) Political Culture, Cambridge: Polity Press
(Forthcoming) The Politics of the Book, University Park, PA: Penn State University Press
2015. Sociology in Portugal. A Short History. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
2013. O Futuro do Estado Social. Lisboa: FFMS
— b. Ciências Sociais: Vocação e Profissão. Lisboa: Imprensa de Ciências Sociais. (with Pedro Alcântara da Silva).
— c. Os Portugueses e o Estado Providência. Lisboa: Imprensa de Ciências Sociais.
2011. G.H. Mead. A Reader. London: Routledge (Classics in Sociology Series). (edited) Paperback - December 2012
2010. Social Theory in the Twentieth Century and Beyond. Cambridge: Polity Press. With Patrick Baert. (Translations into Italian: 2010. Teoria Sociale Contemporanea. Bologna: Societá Editrice Il Mulino; Spanish: 2011. La Teoría Social Contemporánea. Madrid: Alianza Editorial; Portuguese: 2012. Teoria Social Hoje. Lisboa: Mundos Sociais: Polish: 2013. Krakow: Zaklad Wadawniczy Nomos)
2009. Em Diálogo com os Tempos Modernos. O Pensamento Social e Político de G.H. Mead. Rio de Janeiro: Tempo Brasileiro
2008. Mead and Modernity. Science, Selfhood, and Democratic Politics. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books
2007. G.H. Mead. A Critical Introduction. Cambridge: Polity Press
2004. Virtude e Democracia. Um Ensaio sobre Ideias Republicanas. Lisboa: Imprensa de Ciências Sociais. (Translation into Spanish: 2009. Virtud y Democracia. Ideas Republicanas en el Pensamiento Contemporáneo. Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva)
Selected recent papers
2016. 'On the pragmatics of social theory: The case of Elias's 'The Process of Civilization'. Journal of the History of Behavioral Sciences, With Marta Bucholc.
2016. 'Waiting for Godot? Welfare Attitudes in Portugal Before and After the Financial Crisis' Political Studies: 1-24. With Mónica Brito Vieira and Cicero Pereira.
2016. 'Direitos Sociais na Constituição. Uma Análise da Constitucionalização dos Direitos Sociais em Portugal, 1975-76' Relações Internacionais 49. With Mónica Brito Vieira.
2015. 'Following the Book. Toward a Pragmatic Sociology of the Book', Sociology
2015. 'Sophie’s Choice: Social Attitudes to Welfare State Retrenchment in Bailed-Out Portugal'. European Societies 17(3): 351-371. With Laura Valadez.
2014. 'Questionando o social: A propósito do Homo Academicus de P. Bourdieu' Análise Social 210(1): 152-156
2014. 'Culture on the Rise. How and Why Cultural Membership Promotes Democratic Politics', International Journal of Society, Culture and Politics 27(3): 343-363. With Terry N. Clark and Susana Cabaço.
2013. 'Outline of a Social Theory of Rights. A Neo-Pragmatist Approach'. European Journal of Social Theory. 16(4): 457-475
2013. 'Getting Rights Right. Explaining Social Rights Constitutionalization in Revolutionary Portugal.' International Journal of Constitutional Law, 11(4): 898-922. With Mónica Brito Vieira
2013. 'Time is of the Essence: Remarks on Michael Mann's The Sources of Social Power'. Análise Social 209(4): 959-964
2013. 'Democracia Deliberativa Hoje. Desafios e Perspectivas' Revista Brasileira de Ciência Política 10: 151-194. With Mónica Brito Vieira
2013. 'Pragmatism Defended: A Reply to Simon Susen', Distinktion: Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory, 14(1): 102-107. With Patrick Baert
2012. 'Editors’ Introduction to the Symposia “Pragmatism and the Social Sciences: A Century of Influences and Interactions, Vol. 2' European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 4(1): iv. With Roberto Frega.
2011. 'Books and Canon Formation in Sociology. The Case of Mind, Self, and Society' Journal of Classical Sociology 11 (4): 356-377. With Mónica Brito Vieira
2011. Editors’ Introduction to the Symposia 'Pragmatism and the Social Sciences: A Century of Influences and Interactions', European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 3(2): v-x. With Roberto Frega
2010. 'School and Democracy. A Reassessment of G.H. Mead’s Educational Ideas', Ethics and Politics 12(1): 181-194.
2009. 'Bringing Republican Ideas Back Home: The Dewey-Laski Connection', History of European Ideas 35 (3): 360-368.
2009. 'Plural Modernity. Changing Modern Institutional Forms: Disciplines and Nation-States.' Social Analysis 53 (2): 60-79. With Mónica Brito Vieira.
2007. 'Re-examining Mead: G.H. Mead on the ‘Material Reproduction of Society.’” Journal of Classical Sociology 7 (3): 291-313.
2007. 'G. H. Mead. A System in a State of Flux.' History of the Human Sciences 20 (1): 45-65
2006. 'G.H. Mead in the History of Sociological Ideas' Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 42 (1): 19-39
Chapters in books
2016. 'Justiça e Equidade'. In 40 Anos de Políticas de Justiça em Portugal. Maria de Lurdes Rodrigues, Nuno Garoupa, Pedro Magalhães, Alexandra Leitão, Conceição Gomes (eds). Coimbra: Almedina. With Mónica Brito Vieira
2016. 'G.H. Mead'. In Key Sociological Thinkers, 3rd ed. Rob Stones (ed), London: Palgrave Macmillan
2015. 'Political Culture' In International Encyclopedia of Political Communication, G. Mazzoleni, K. Barnhurst, K. Ikeda, & R. M. Hartmut (eds.). New York: Wiley-Blackwell. With Terry N. Clark and Mónica Brito Vieira
2014. 'Evolution, Agency and Objects: Re-discovering Classical Pragmatism.' In Oxford Handbook of Archaeological Theory. A. Gardner, M. Lake, & U. Sommer (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. With Patrick Baert
2014. 'Was Tocqueville wrong? Buzz as Charisma, Creativity, and Glamour; New Sources of Political Legitimacy Supplementing Voting, and Civic Participation'. In Can Tocqueville Karaoke? (Research in Urban Policy, Volume 11). Terry Nichols Clark (ed.) Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.157-173. With Terry Nichols Clark
2014. 'How Context Transforms Citizen Participation: Propositions', In Can Tocqueville Karaoke? (Research in Urban Policy, Volume 11). Terry Nichols Clark (ed.) Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.237-250. With Terry Nichols Clark
2014. Global Contexts of Politics and Arts Participation. In Can Tocqueville Karaoke? (Research in Urban Policy, Volume 11). Terry Nichols Clark (ed.) Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.269-303. With Terry Nichols Clark and Susana Cabaço.
2014. 'Jürgen Habermas e o projecto de uma teoria crítica da sociedade'. In Pensamento Crítico Contemporâneo, J. Neves, F. Ramalho (eds.). Lisboa: Edições 70, pp. 241-261
2013. 'Direitos Iguais, Vidas Desiguais. As Atitudes dos Portugueses sobre Desigualdade', In A Qualidade da Democracia em Portugal. A Visão dos Cidadãos, António Costa Pinto et al. (eds.). Lisboa: Imprensa de Ciências Sociais, pp. 179-209. With Mónica Brito Vieira and Susana Cabaço.
2013. 'C'idadania. Portugal Social de A a Z: Temas em Aberto', José Luís Cardoso, Pedro Magalhães e José Machado Pais (orgs.). Lisboa: Imprensa de Ciências Sociais, pp. 35-42
2013. 'G.H. Mead'. In Oxford Bibliographies in Sociology, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2013. 'Modernization' In Encyclopedia of Modern Political Thought, G. Claeys (ed). Washington, DC: CQ Press.
2013. 'Introdução. O Modelo Português de Estado-Providência: Análise e Perspectiva', In Os Portugueses e o Estado-Providência: Uma Perspectiva Comparada, Filipe Carreira da Silva (ed.). Lisboa: Imprensa de Ciências Sociais, pp. 23-42.
2012. 'Quo vadis Europa? O Tortuoso Caminho da Construção Europeia', In Estados, Regimes e Revoluções. Estudos em Homenagem a Manuel de Lucena, Carlos Gaspar et al. (eds). Lisboa: Imprensa de Ciências Sociais, pp. 387-404. With Mónica Brito Vieira.
2011. 'Citizenship', in Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture, Dale Southerton (ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
2009. 'Revisiting Tocqueville: Citizenship Norms, Political Repertoires, and Cultural Participation' In Mohamed Cherkaoui and Peter Hamilton (eds.), Raymond Boudon. A Life in Sociology, 4 vols. Oxford: Bardwell Press: 247-278. With Terry N. Clark
Recent collaborative research projects organized and directed:
April 2009/December 2013: Principal Researcher, Research Project “Broken Promises. The Political Origins of Socioeconomic Inequality in Portugal, 1960-2010” (PTDC/CPJ-CPO/101290/2008), funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology, Portuguese Ministry for Science, Technology and Higher Education. Research Team: Mónica Brito Vieira (University of York) and Pedro Ramos Pinto (University of Manchester). Research assistant: Inés Calzada. Funding awarded: €100,000.
October 2007/March 2010: Principal Researcher, Research Project “Social Rights in Portugal: Their Constitutionalization and Socio-economic Implications” (PTDC/CPO/71295/2006), funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology, Portuguese Ministry for Science, Technology and Higher Education. Research Team: Pedro Magalhães and Mónica Brito Vieira. Research Assistant: Bárbara Direito. Published as “Getting Rights Right. Explaining Social Rights Constitutionalization in Revolutionary Portugal”, International Journal of Constitutional Law. With Mónica Brito Vieira. Funding awarded: €50,000.
Manali Desai received her PhD in Sociology from the University of California-Los Angeles where she trained as a comparative and historical sociologist. Her work encompasses the areas of state formation, political parties, social movements, development, ethnic violence, and post-colonial studies. She is currently developing work on three new projects: aspiration and middle class formation in Indian cities; colonial rule and long-term development, and sex selection in India.
Her first book State Formation and Radical Democracy in India, 1860-1990 (2006) is a historical analysis of the emergence of two different welfare regimes in India where social democratic parties have ruled consistently since independence. She has published her research in the American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Social Science History, Comparative Studies in Society and History, and Journal of Historical Sociology.
Among her recent projects is a British Academy funded project (2006-8),that focused on the history of urban communal violence in India. Her most recent research was funded by a Leverhulme Research Project Grant (2011-13) titled "Beyond Identity? Markets and Logics of Democratization in India, 1991-Present."
DeLeon, Cedric, M. Desai and C. Tugal (eds.) (2015) Building Blocs: How Parties Organize Society. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press
Chatterjee, Piya, Desai, Manali and and Parama Roy (2009) States of Trauma: Gender and Violence in South Asia, New Delhi: Zubaan Books
Desai, Manali (2007) State Formation and Radical Democracy in India, 1860-1990. [Studies in Asia's Transformations Series], London and New York: Routledge
Articles and Book Chapters
Desai, Manali and Indrajit Roy. 2016 (forthcoming). ‘Development Discourse and Popular Articulations in Urban Gujarat,’ Critical Asian Studies, Vol. 48, no. 1.
Desai, Manali (2015) 'Weak Party Articulation and Development in India, 1991-2014,' in DeLeon, Cedric, M. Desai and C. Tugal (eds.) Building Blocs: How Parties Organize Society. Stanford: Stanford University Press
Desai, Manali (2014) 'Rethinking Hegemony: Caste, Class and Political Subjectivities Among Informal Workers in Ahmedabad,' in Nilsen, Alf and S. Roy eds. New Subaltern Politics: Reconceptualizing Hegemony and Resistance in Contemporary India. Oxford and New Delhi: Oxford University Press
Desai, Manali (2014) 'India', in Stone, John, Dennis, R., P. Rhizova, and A. Smith eds. Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism. Wiley-Blackwell
Desai, Manali (2012) 'Parties and the Articulation of Neoliberalism: From 'the Emergency' to Reforms in India, 1975-1991,' Political Power and Social Theory, Vol. 23
Desai, Manali (2012) 'Bengal,' in Singh, Prerna and Atul Kohli (eds.) Handbook of Indian Politics, Routledge: London and New York
Desai, Manali (2009) 'Colonial Legacies, State Formation and Repertoires of Ethnic Violence: The Case of Western India, 1940-2002,' Journal of Historical Sociology, 22(2):147-179
DeLeon, Cedric, Desai, Manali and Cihan Tugal (2009) 'Political Articulation: Parties and the Constitution of Cleavages in the U.S. India and Turkey,' Sociological Theory, 27(3):193-219
Desai, Manali (2009) 'A History of Violence: Gender, Power, and the Making of a Pogrom in Gujarat', in eds. Chatterjee, Desai and Roy, States of Trauma: Gender and Violence in South Asia, Zubaan Books
Riley, Dylan and Manali Desai (2007) 'The Passive Revolutionary Route to the Modern World: Italy and India in Comparative Perspective', Comparative Studies in Society and History, 49(4)
Desai, Manali (2005) 'Indirect British Rule, State Formation and Welfare in Kerala, India, 1860-1960', Social Science History, Vol. 29:3, 2005
Desai, Manali (2003) 'From Movement to Party to Government: A Comparison of Kerala and West Bengal, India', in ed. Jack Goldstone, States, Parties and Social Movements: Pushing the Boundaries of Institutional Change. Cambridge University Press
Desai, Manali (2002) 'The Relative Autonomy of Party Practices: A Counterfactual Analysis of Left Party Ascendancy, Kerala, India, 1934- 1940', American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 108 (2)
Desai, Manali (2001) 'Party Formation, 'Political Power and the Capacity for Reform: Comparing Social Policies in Kerala and West Bengal, India', Social Forces, 80(1):37-60
Desai, M (2016) ‘Gendered Violence and India’s Body Politic,’ New Left Review, 99, May-June
'BJP Victory: Leadership Cult of Insitutional Change?' LSE IDEAS blog 2014,
'The Mythology of Modi,' LSE Blogs 2013
Desai Manali and Indrajit Roy (2013) 'Why Doesn't the BJP Face Greater Resistance from Lower Castes in Gujarat,' LSE Blog, March 11.
Desai, Manali (2007) 'Wars of Religion,' Open Democracy, (http://www.opendemocracy.net/terrorism/articles/desai160207)
She is currently a member of the Editorial Board and Book Review Editor for the British Journal of Sociology.
Peter Dickens is Visiting Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge, U.K. He has held academic positions at the Universities of Brighton, Essex and Sussex and has authored or co-authored ten books. These have all been broadly concerned with the relationships between society, space and the environment.
Current research is on the relationships between society and outer space. Societies have always been formed in a relationship with the rest of the universe. But our relationships with outer space are now rapidly changing as a result of developments in satellite communications and imaging, space exploration and tourism, military space technology, and cosmology itself.
His most recent book, co-edited with James Ormrod, is The Palgrave Handbook of Society, Culture and Outer Space. This brings together scholarship from a range of disciplines including geography, economics, history, international relations, sociology, philosophy, science and technology studies, law, cultural astronomy, anthropology, media studies, literary studies, psychological studies and art. This combination of disciplines shows the extent to which outer space is now being ‘socialised’. Outer space is no longer just ‘a wild blue yonder’. Rather, it is intimately caught up in the economic processes, political struggles, technological developments, imaginaries and scientific developments which constitute everyday life back on Earth.
Peter Dickens is continuing his work on outer space. He is examining how power- relations are reflected in, and concealed by, visual representations of the cosmos. He is also examining the contradictions between popular representations of the astronaut and the real dangers to health resulting from long distance space travel. Stemming in part from his work on the 'high frontier' of outer space, he is now addressing the general issue of frontiers, boundaries and their implications for social change.
A recent book describes Peter’s research and its links to the work of his colleagues. This is Ormrod, J.S. (ed) (2016) Changing Our Environment, Changing Ourselves. London, Palgrave.
Katie Dow’s main research interests are the intersections between reproduction and the environment and the ethical dilemmas and questions provoked by assisted conception. She is particularly concerned with the ways in which notions of nature and naturalness are implicated in morality and ethics, as well as the importance of gender, class, race and sexuality in structuring ideologies of parenting and reproduction. Her book, Making a Good Life: An Ethnography of Nature, Ethics, and Reproduction was published by Princeton University Press in 2016.
Katie gained a PhD in social anthropology from the London School of Economics in 2010. She was subsequently awarded an ESRC postdoctoral fellowship, which she took up at the University of Edinburgh. She has worked in the Reproductive Sociology Research Group (ReproSoc) at Cambridge since 2013. In this role, she is working on an analysis of media representations of IVF in the UK in the 1970s and 1980s and on a collaborative project called ‘Reproducing the Environment’ with Janelle Lamoreaux at the University of Arizona.
Katie chairs an interdisciplinary reading group on reproduction and has taught undergraduate and Masters students in kinship, gender, sexuality and reproduction. She is also the reviews editor for the journal Reproductive Biomedicine and Society Online.
Dow, K. 2016. Making a Good Life: An Ethnography of Nature, Ethics, and Reproduction. Princeton University Press.
Dow, K. 2016. 'What gets left behind for future generations? Reproduction and the environment in Spey Bay, Scotland', Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 22 (3): 653-669.
Dow, K. 2016. 'Seeing with Dolphins: Reflections on the Salience of Cetaceans'. In Thinking about Animals in the Age of the Anthropocene. eds. Morten Tønnessen, Kristin Armstrong Oma and Silver Rattasepp. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Dow, K. 2015. Review of Moral Laboratories, Cheryl Mattingly (2014). Medicine Anthropology Theory.
Dow, K. 2015. ‘A Nine-Month Head-Start’: The Maternal Bond and Surrogacy. Ethnos, special issue: 'Nature and Ethics Across Geographical, Rhetorical and Human Borders’, eds. K. Dow and V. Boydell, published online April 2015.
Dow, K. and Boydell, V. 2015. 'Introduction: Nature and Ethics Across Geographical, Rhetorical and Human Borders'. Ethnos special issue: 'Nature and Ethics Across Geographical, Rhetorical and Human Borders’, eds. K. Dow and V. Boydell, published online April 2015.
Dr. Mihály Fazekas has been pioneering the use of ‘Big Data’ for social sciences research, especially for measuring and analysing corruption and administrative quality across Europe. He uses mixed research methods while working in interdisciplinary teams of IT specialists, practitioners, and social scientists in order to collect, structure, and clean large administrative datasets generated by governments. One of his primary areas of work is public procurement and high-level corruption.
Research Associate, University of Cambridge, UK
Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Cambridge, UK, 2014
M.A. in Public Policy, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, 2009
MSc. in Economics, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, 2007
M.A. in Pedagogy, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, 2007
Corruption, Quality of Government, Bureaucracy, Institutional Economics, Economic Sociology, Political Sociology, Comparative Political Economy, Data Mining
ANTICORRP: “Anticorruption policies revisited. Global Trends and European Responses to the Challenge of Corruption” EU FP7 financed large-scale research project, 2012-2017, associate researcher with project partner: Corruption Research Center Budapest.
DIGIWHIST: “The Digital Whistleblower. Fiscal Transparency, Risk Assessment and Impact of Good Governance Policies Assessed” EU Horizon 2020 financed large-scale research project, 2015-2018, scientific coordinator at the University of Cambridge
Fazekas, M., Chvalkovska, J., Skuhrovec, J., Tóth, I. J., and King, L. P. (2014). Are EU funds a corruption risk? The impact of EU funds on grand corruption in Central and Eastern Europe. In A. Mungiu-Pippidi (Ed.), Controlling Corruption in Europe vol. 2 (pp. 68–89). Berlin: Barbara Budrich Publishers.
Lianos M. and Fazekas, M. (2014). A coat of many colours: building a taxonomy of Impact Assessment practices in Europe (in French), Revue française d’administration publique, No. 149.
Fazekas, M. (2014). The Use of ‘Big Data’ for Social Sciences Research: An Application to Corruption Research. SAGE Research Methods Cases, see: http://srmo.sagepub.com/view/methods-case-studies-2013/n283.xml
Fazekas, M., Tóth, I. J., & King, L. P. (2013). Anatomy of grand corruption: A composite corruption risk index based on objective data, CRC-WP/2013:02, Budapest: Corruption Research Centre.
Fazekas, M., Tóth, I. J., & King, L. P. (2013). Corruption manual for beginners: 'Corruption techniques' in public procurement with examples from Hungary, CRC-WP/2013:01, Budapest: Corruption Research Centre.
Fazekas, M., Tóth, I. J., & King, L. P. (2013). Hidden Depths. The Case of Hungary. In A. Mungiu-Pippidi (Ed.), Controlling Corruption in Europe vol. 1 (pp. 74–82). Berlin: Barbara Budrich Publishers.
Fazekas, M. and T Burns (2012). Exploring the complex interaction between governance and knowledge. Synthesis of the literature. OECD Education Working Papers, No. 67, OECD Publishing, Paris.
Fazekas, M. (2012). School Funding Formulas. Review of main characteristics and impacts. OECD Education Working Papers, No. 6747, OECD Publishing, Paris
Professor Sarah Franklin has published extensively on the social aspects of new reproductive technologies. She has conducted fieldwork on IVF, cloning, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), and stem cells. Her work combines traditional anthropological approaches, including both ethnographic methods and kinship theory, with more recent approaches from science studies, gender theory, and cultural studies. Professor Franklin has an MA in Women's Studies from the University of Kent (1984) and an MA in Anthropology from NYU (1986). She studied for her PhD at the Birmingham Centre for Cultural Studies from 1986-1989, taking her doctoral degree in 1992. From 1990-1993 she worked both in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester and the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University. From 1993 she moved to a fulltime position at Lancaster where she was promoted to a Chair in the Anthropology of Science in 2001. In 2004 she moved to the LSE where she was Professor of Social Studies of Biomedicine and Associate Director of the BIOS Centre until 2011. In June of 2011 she was elected to the Professorship of Sociology at Cambridge.
Professor Franklin has held Visiting professorships in teaching and research at the University of California, the University of Tarragona, the University of Hannover, and The University of Sydney. Her research has been supported by the ESRC, Leverhulme Trust, MRC, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Carnegie Foundation, European Commission, and the Wellcome Trust. Throughout her career she has worked closely with clinicians, patients, scientists and policymakers in an attempt to widen sociological engagement with emerging issues in bioscience and biomedicine. Since 2005, Professor Franklin has worked on a major project investigating the history of mammalian developmental biology in the UK in the post war period, with Professor Martin Johnson and Dr Nick Hopwood at Cambridge.
Through her ethnographic studies and other writings, Professor Franklin has contributed to a number of emergent fields in social theory including the ‘new kinship studies’, the feminist analysis of science, the anthropology of biomedicine, and the cultural analysis of new reproductive technologies.
Biological Relatives: IVF, Stem Cells and the Future of Kinship (forthcoming)
Stem Cell Stories 1998-2008 Special Issue of Science as Culture Vol. 17, No. 1, ed. with Ingrid Geesink and Barbara Prainsack (2008).
Stem Cell Technologies 1998-2008: Controversies and Silence, Special Issue of Science as Culture, Vol 17, No. 4, ed. with Barbara Prainsack and Ingrid Geesink (2008)
Dolly Mixtures: the remaking of genealogyDuke University Press (2007)
Born and Made: an ethnography of preimplantation genetic diagnosisPrinceton University Press, with Celia Roberts (2006)
Off-Centre: feminism and cultural studies, Second Edition, Routledge, with J. Stacey and C. Lury (2006)
Remaking Life and Death: toward an anthropology of the biosciencesSAR Press, ed. with Margaret Lock (2003)
Relative Values: reconfiguring kinship studyDuke University Press, ed. With Susan McKinnon (2001)
Global Nature, Global Culture Sage, with C. Lury and J. Stacey (2000)
Technologies of Procreation: kinship in the age of assisted conception, 2nd edition, Routledge, with J. Edwards, E. Hirsch, F. Price and M. Strathern (1999)
Reproducing Reproduction: kinship, power and technological innovationUPenn Press, ed. With Helena Ragone (1998)
Embodied Progress: a cultural account of assisted conceptionRoutledge (1997) [extracts reprinted in German translation in B. Duden and D. Noeres, Auf den Spuren des Korpers in einer technogenen Welt, Leske and Budrich, Opladen, 2002].
The Sociology of Gender 'Schools of Thought in Sociology', Edward Elgar (1996).
Technologies of Procreation: kinship in the age of assisted conceptionManchester University Press, with J. Edwards, E. Hirsch, F. Price and M. Strathern Manchester University Press (1993).
Procreation Stories: visual culture and reproductive politics(co-edited volume of Science as Culture with M. McNeil). Free Association Books (1993)
Contested Conceptions: a cultural account of assisted reproduction(doctoral thesis, Department of Cultural Studies, University of Birmingham). (1992)
Off-Centre: feminism and cultural studies(co-edited anthology with J. Stacey and C. Lury) Harper Collins (1991)
Public Culture as Professional Science(Final Report of a major Wellcome-funded project, 83pp, published under Creative Commons, with K Burchell and K Holden, 2009)
The Future of Biological Control: law, ethics and policy(Summary and report of a one day international symposium held in honour of the work of Dr Anne McLaren, London, 10 July 2008), with Emily Jackson.
Social Science Perspectives on Stem cells: a one day workshop sponsored by the BIOS Centre, Summary and Report of a networking meeting among UK stem cell researchers. (2005)
Ethnographic Eencounters with Reprogenetics, Department of Sociology/CESAGen, Lancaster University Wellcome funded workshop report, with Michal Nahman. (2003)
Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis: an ethnographic study. End of Award Report to the ESRC. (2002)
Revisiting Concepts of Gift in the New Genetics, co-authored Report based on an international symposium funded by the Wellcome Trust, with Richard Tutton. (2001)
European Council Kinship and the New Genetic Technologies: an assessment of existing anthropological research, co-authored Report to the EC based on an assessment of existing European scholarship on kinship, with M. Strathern. (1993)
European Council Kinship Studies in Europe: a database of anthropological sources, Dept. Anthropology, University of Manchester (compilation of bibliographic materials on kinship studies in Europe, indexed for ease of use on Papyrus software by author, subject, region and type, with M. Strathern and I. Klein. (1993)
Articles and Chapters
2011 ‘Specimens as Spectacles: Reframing Fetal Remains’ Social Text 29:1:103-125 (with Suzanne Anker).
2011 ‘A Feminist Transatlantic Education’ in Mary Evans and Kathy Davis, eds. Transatlantic Conversations: Feminism as Travelling Theory, Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, pp. 15-22.
2011 ‘Transbiology: a feminist account of being after IVF’ in The Scholar & Feminist Online, Special Issue ‘Critical Conceptions: Technology, Justice, and the Global Reproduction Market’, ed. Rebecca Jordan-Young.
2011 ‘Assisted Reproduction’ in Great Discoveries in Medicine, ed. William and Helen Bynum London: Thames and Hudson, pp. 280-283 (with Martin Johnson).
2010 ‘Why the Medical Research Council Refused Robert Edwards and Patrick Steptoe Support for Research on Human Conception in 1971’ Human Reproduction 25:9:2157-2174 (with Martin Johnson, Matthew Cottingham and Nick Hopwood)
2010 ‘Revisiting Reprotech: Shulamith Firestone and the Question of Technology’ in Mandy Merck and Stella Sandford, eds. Further Adventures of the Dialectic of Sex London: Palgrave, pp. 29-60
2010 ‘Who donates their embryos to research?’ Human Reproduction, 25 (Sup. 1). I278-I278, with Mounce, G. and Mardon, H. J. and Turner, K ISSN 0268-1161
2010 ‘Future Mix: Remodelling Biological Futures’ Humanimalia, Volume 2, Number 2
2009 ‘Ethical and Consent Issues in the Reproductive Setting: the case of egg, embryo and sperm donation’ in Tissue and Cell Donation, ed. Ruth Warwick, Deirdre Fehily, Ted Eastlund, Scott A. Brubaker (Chapter 12) pp. 222-243 (With Sharon Kaufman)
2009 ‘Genetic Bodies’ in Anita Herle, Mark Elliot and Rebecca Empson, eds. Assembling Bodies: Art, Science and Imagination, Cambridge: Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, pp. 66-67 (Exhibition Catalogue), ISBN 978-0-947595.
2009 ‘40 Years of IVF: 14th February 1969 – 2009’ (Commemorative Programme for a one day international symposium in Cambridge), London: Nature, 32 pp., with Nick Hopwood and Martin Johnson.
2008 ‘The Reproductive Revolution: how far have we come?’ (2005 Inaugural lecture) BIOS Working Paper 2, BIOS Centre: London School of Economics, ISSN: 7159 0620, 22pp.
2008 ‘To Know or Not to Know? (Book Review of Blood Matters by Masha Gessen) Nature 454, 17 July, pp. 277-8.
2008 ‘HESCCO: Development of Good Practice Models for hES Derivation’ Regenerative Medicine 3:1:105-116 (with Charles Hunt, Glenda Cornwell, Valerie Peddie, Paul Desousa, Morag Livie, Emma L Stephenson, and Peter R Braude).
2008 ‘Embryo Transfer: a View from the UK’ (Chapter 5) in Francesca Molfino and Flavia Zucco, eds. Women in Biotechnology: Creating Interfaces, Berlin: Springer, pp. 123-142, ISBN 978-1-4020-8610-6
2008 ‘Reimagining the Facts of Life’ Soundings: a journal of politics and culture, Issue 40, No. 3, Winter 2008, pp. 147-156, London: Lawrence and Wishart, ISSN 1362 6620
2008 ‘Guest Editorial: Stem Cell Controversies 1998-2008’ Science as Culture, Special Issue on Stem Cells, Part II,17:4:351-362 (with Barbara Prainsack and Ingrid Geesink).
2008 ‘Guest Editorial: Stem Cell Stories 1998-2008’ Science as Culture, Special Issue on Stem Cells, Part I, 17:1:1-12 (with Ingrid Geesink and Barbara Prainsack).
2008 ‘Industry in the Middle: Interview with Intercytex Founder and CSO, Dr Paul Kemp’ in Science as Culture, Special Issue on Stem Cells, Part II, 17:4:449-462 (with Lamprini Kaftantzi).
2008 ‘From Lab to Studio: The Arts of the Life Sciences’ in Catarina Albano, ed., Crossing Over: Exchanges in Art & Biotechnologies, London: ArtAkt, pp. 9-16 (Royal Institution of Great Britain Exhibition catalogue), with Chris Mason, ISBN: 978-0-9542416-1-2
2007 'Crook pipettes: Embryonic emigrations from agriculture to reproductive biomedicine' , Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C, 38(2): 358-373.
2007 'Dolly's Body: gender, genetics, and the new genetic capital' in Linda Kalof and Amy Fitzgerald, eds. The Animals Reader: the essential classic and contemporary writings, Oxford and New York: Berg, 349-361 (reprinted from Filozofski Vestnik 23(2):119-136, Llubjana: Zalozba ZRC Publishing, 2002).
2006 'Origin Stories Revisited: IVF as an anthropological project', Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 30:4:547-555.
2006 'Genetic Ambivalence: expertise, uncertainty and communication in the context of new genetic technologies' in Andrew Webster, ed. New Technologies in Healthcare: challenge, change and innovation, London: Palgrave, pp.40-56 (with Anne Kerr).
2006 'Shulamith Firestone.' in 50 Key Sociologists: The contemporary theorists, ed. John Scott, London: Routledge, pp. 77-80.
2006 'Mapping Biocapital: new frontiers of bioprospecting.' Cultural Geographies 13:61-4.
2006 'Bio-economies: biowealth from the inside out.' Development 49:4:97-101
2006 'The Cyborg Embryo: our path to transbiology' Theory, Culture and Society, 23:7-8:167-188.
2006 'Better by Design?' in Paul Miller and James Wilsdon, eds. Better humans?: the politics of human enhancement and life extension, London: DEMOS, pp. 86-95.
2006 'The IVF-Stem Cell Interface' International Journal of Surgery 4:2:86-90.
2006 'Embryonic Economies: The Double Reproductive Value of Stem Cells'. Biosocieties 1:1:71-90
2005 'Stem Cells R Us: emergent life forms and the global biological', in A. Ong and S. J. Collier, eds., Global Assemblages: Technology, politics and ethics as anthropological problems, New York and London: Blackwell, pp. 59-78.
2004 'Experiencing New Forms of Genetic Choice: findings from an ethnographic study of preimplantation genetic diagnosis' Human Fertility 7:4:285-299 (with C. Roberts).
2004 'What We Know and What We Don't About Cloning and Society' in Peter Glasner, ed., Reconfiguring Nature: issues and debates in the new genetics, Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 247-258.
2003 'Drawing the Line at Not-Fully-Human: what we already know', American Journal of Bioethics, 3:3:25-26.
2003 'Re-thinking Nature-Culture: anthropology and the new genetics', Anthropological Theory, Vol 3(1):65-85.
2003 'Kinship, Genes, and Cloning: life after Dolly' in Alan Goodman, Deborah Heath and Susan Lindee, eds. Genetic Nature-Culture, University of California Press, pp 95-110.
2003 'Ethical biocapital: new strategies of cell culture' in S. Franklin and M. Lock, eds., Remaking life and death: toward an anthropology of the biosciences, Santa Fe: School of American Research Press, pp 97-128
2003 'Animation and Cessation: the remaking of life and death', editor's introduction, S. Franklin and M. Lock, eds., Remaking life and death: toward an anthropology of the biosciences, Santa Fe: School of American Research Press, pp 3-22 (with Margaret Lock).
2003 'Clones and Cloning: new reproductive futures', in R. Levinson and M. J. Reiss, eds. Key Issues in Bioethics: a guide for teachers, London and New York: RoutledgeFalmer, pp. 69-78.
2002 'Communicating health and the new genetics' Finnish Information Studies 20: 27-45.
2002 '"Du must es versuchen!" und "du must Dich entscheiden!" Was IVF den Frauen sagt', in B. Duden and D. Noeres, Auf den Spuren des Korpers in einer technogenen Welt, Leske and Budrich, Opladen, pp. 359-393.
2002 'The Anthropology of Science' in Jeremy MacClancy, ed., Anthropology for the World, Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
2002 'Dolly the World Famous Sheep' in C. Mendes and E. R. Larreta, eds., Identity and Difference in the Global Era, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: UNESCO/Candido Mendes University Press, pp. 221-243
2001 'Gene answer spawns a lot of questions', The Times Higher Educational Supplement, June 15, p. 19.
2001 'Sheepwatching' Anthropology Today Vol 17 (3): 3-9
2001 'Introduction: kinship studies reconfigured' in Sarah Franklin and Susan McKinnon, eds. Relative Values: reconfiguring kinship studies, Durham: Duke University Press.
2001 'Biologization Revisited: kinship theory in the context of the new biologies', in Sarah Franklin and Susan McKinnon, eds. Relative Values: reconfiguring kinship studies, Durham: Duke University Press, pp. 302-22.
2001 'The Kin in the Gene' (Reply to Finkler) Current Anthropology 42:2:250-251.
2000 'Biopower', 'Biotechnology', 'Cyborg', 'Cyborg Feminism', 'Donna Haraway', and 'science' in Lorraine Code, ed. Encyclopedia of Feminist Theory, London: Routledge, pp. 50-51, 123-4, 236-7, 433-5.
2000 'New Directions in Kinship Study', Current Anthropology 41:2:275-279 (with Susan McKinnon).
1999 'Dead Embryos: feminism in suspension' in Lynn Morgan and Meredith Michaels, eds. Fetal Subjects, Feminist Positions, Philadelphia, PN: University of Pennsylvania Press, pp. 61-82.
1999 'What We Know and What We Don't About Cloning and Society', New Genetics and Society, Volume 18, No. 1, pp: 111-120 (Reprinted in P. Glasner, ed. Reconfiguring Nature: issues and debates in the new genetics, Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate, 2004, pp. 247-258).
1999 'Orphaned Embryos' in J. Edwards, et al, Technologies of Procreation: kinship age of assisted conception, Second Edition, London: Routledge, pp. 167-170.
1999 'Animal Models: an anthropologist considers Dolly' in Elisabeth Hildt and Sigrid Graumann, eds. Genetics in Human Reproduction Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 197-208.
1998 'Making Miracles: scientific progress and the facts of life', in Reproducing Reproduction, ed. S. Franklin & H. Ragone, University of Pennsylvania Press, pp. 102-117.
1998 'Introduction', Reproducing Reproduction, ed. S. Franklin and H. Ragone, University of Pennsylvania Press (with H. Ragone), pp. 1-14.
1997 'Remapping the Germline: dilemmas, cultural knowledge and biopolitics' in Lorna Weir, ed., Governing Medically Assisted Human Reproduction: report of an international symposium, Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto, pp. 45-51.
1997 'Dolly: a new form of genetic breedwealth', Environmental Values, 6:427-437 (forthcoming in German translation).
1997 'Conception, theories of', 'Science' , 'Reproductive Technology' and 'Cultural Studies' in A. Barnard and J. Spencer, eds., Encyclopedic Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Routledge.
1996 'Making Transparencies: seeing through the science wars', Social Text 46-47:141-156, (reprinted in A. Ross, ed., Science Wars, Durham, NC: Duke University Press).
1996 'From Feminist Sociology to the Sociology of Gender', editor's introduction, The Sociology of Gender, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. ix-xlvii.
1996 'Postmodern Body Techniques', Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 18:95-106.
1995 'Science as Culture, Cultures of Science', Annual Review of Anthropology 24:163-84.
1995 'Romancing the Helix: nature and scientific discovery', in J. Stacey and L. Pearce, eds. Romance Revisited, London: Falmer Press, pp. 63-77.
1995 'Life', in W. Reich, ed., Encyclopedia of Bioethics, New York: Macmillan, pp. 456-62.
1995 'Postmodern Procreation', in Conceiving the New World Order, ed. F. Ginsburg and R. Rapp, University of California Press, (reprinted in Science as Culture, 17:522-61).
1993 'Procreation Stories' (editorial introduction) Science as Culture, 3:4:17:477-482, with M. McNeil.
1993 'Essentialism, Which Essentialism?: some implications of reproductive and genetic techno-science', Journal of Homosexuality, 24:3-4:27-40 (reprinted in J. DeCecco and J. Elia, eds., Biological Essentialism vs Social Constructionism in Gay and Lesbian Identities, London: Haworth Press, 1993, pp. 27-40).
1993 'Making Representations: the parliamentary debate on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act', in J. Edwards, et al, Technologies of Procreation, Manchester University Press, pp. 96-132.
1993 'Imaging and Imagining the Missing Link' (feature article) The Times Higher Educational Supplement, 9 October, p. 18.
1992 'Making Sense of Misconceptions: anthropological approaches to unexplained infertility', in M. Stacey, ed., Changing Human Reproduction: social science perspectives, London: Sage, pp. 75-91 (reprinted in Louise Lamphere, Helena Ragone & Patricia Zavella, eds., 1997, Situated Lives: gender and culture in everyday life, Routledge, pp. 99-109).
1991 'Feminism and Cultural Studies: pasts, presents, futures', in S. Franklin, C. Lury & J. Stacey, eds., Off Centre: feminism and Cultural Studies, London: Harper Collins, pp. 1-20 (reprinted in Media, Culture & Society, 13:2:171-192; in Media, Culture, Power: a reader, ed. P. Scannell, London: Sage, 1992, and in Feminist Cultural Studies, ed. T. Lovell (1995), with J. Stacey and C. Lury.
1991 'Feminism, Marxism and Thatcherism', in S. Franklin, C. Lury & J. Stacey, eds., Off Centre: feminism and Cultural Studies, London: Harper Collins, pp. 21-48, with C. Lury and J. Stacey.
1991 'In the Wake of the Alton Bill: Science, Technology and Reproductive Politics', in S. Franklin, C. Lury & J. Stacey, eds., Off Centre: feminism and Cultural Studies, London: Harper Collins, pp. 147-214, with Science and Technology Subgroup, CCCS.
1991 'Science and Technology: questions for feminism and cultural studies', in S. Franklin, C. Lury & J. Stacey, eds., Off Centre: feminism and Cultural Studies, London: Harper Collins, pp. 129-146, with M. McNeil.
1991 'Fetal fascinations: new medical constructions of fetal personhood', in S. Franklin, C. Lury & J. Stacey, eds., Off Centre: feminism and Cultural Studies, London: Harper Collins, pp. 190-205.
1990 'Deconstructing "Desperateneness": the social construction of infertility in popular media representations' in M. McNeil, I. Varcoe and S. Yearley, eds., The New Reproductive Technologies, London: Macmillan, pp. 200-229.
1988 Lifestory: the new gene as fetish object', Science as Culture, 3:92-101.
1988 'Reproductive Futures: recent literature and current debates on reproductive technologies', Feminist Studies, 14:3:545-61, with M. McNeil.
Zeynep's research interests concern the social and ethical issues surrounding the globalization of assisted reproductive technologies. Her work specializes in three areas: IVF in the Middle East, egg-donation and egg-sharing, and "reproductive tourism". Her PhD thesis, "The ART of Making Babies", provides an analysis of the cultural constructions of in vitro fertilization (IVF) in Turkey, combining archival analysis or media and regulatory materials with ethnographic research and in-depth interviews with IVF patients and practitioners.
Before moving to the Sociology Department in October 2012 to work with Professor Sarah Franklin, Zeynep completed a 2-year Research Fellowship at the Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge on the Ethics and Experiences of Egg-sharing, collaborating with Professor Susan Golombok and Dr Kamal Ahuja (London Women's Clinic). Zeynep is Founding Convener of the Cambridge Interdisciplinary Reproduction Forum (CIRF) based at CRASSH. As part of her activities with CIRF, she organized, with Professor Marcia Inhorn (Yale University), the first international interdisciplinary conference on "Reproductive Tourism" in December 2010, the proceedings of which have been published as a special issue of Reproductive BioMedicine Online (November 2011). During Michaelmas 2012 and Lent 2013, Zeynep was Acting Deputy Director of the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies.
Zeynep lectures for the Department of Sociology, the Department of Psychology, and the Centre for Gender Studies.
Gürtin, Z.B., Golombok, S. and Ahuja, K. (in press) Egg-share donors' and recipients' knowledge, motivations and concerns: clinical and policy implications. Clinical Ethics.
Gürtin, Z.B., Inhorn, M.C. and Tremayne, S. (2012) Islam and Assisted Reproduction in the Middle East: Comparing the Sunni Arab World, Shi Iran, and Secular Turkey. In S. Brunn (ed.) The Changing World Religion Map. Springer
Inhorn, M.C. and Gürtin, Z.B. (2012) Infertility and Assisted Reproduction in the Muslim Middle East: Social, Religious, and Resource Considerations. FVV in OBGYN, MONOGRAPH, 24-29.
Gürtin, Z.B. (2012) Evaluating egg-sharing: The experiences, attitudes and opinions of egg-share donors and recipients. Bionews, 653. London: Progress Educational Trust.
Gürtin, Z.B., Golombok, S. and Ahuja, K. (2012) Emotional and relational aspects of egg-sharing: Egg-share donors' and recipients' feelings about each other, each others' treatment outcome, and any resulting children. Human Reproduction, 27(6): 1690-1701.
Gürtin, Z.B., Golombok, S. and Ahuja, K. (2012) Egg-sharing, Consent and Exploitation: Examining egg-share donors' and recipients' circumstances and retrospective reflections. Reproductive BioMedicine Online, Ethics, Bioscience and Life 24: 698-708.
Gürtin, Z.B. (2012) Assisted Reproduction in Secular Turkey: Regulation, Rhetoric, and the Role of Religion. In M. Inhorn and S. Tremayne. (eds.) Islam and Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Sunni and Shia Perspectives. New York: Berghahn.
Gürtin, Z.B. and Vayena, E. (2012) 'Reproductive Donation: Global Perspectives and Cultural Diversity.' In M. Richards, J. Appleby & G. Pennings(eds.) Reproductive Donation: Bioethics, Policy and Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Pennings, G. and Gürtin, Z.B. (2012) The legal and Ethical Regulation of Transnational Donation. In M. Richards, J. Appleby & G. Pennings (eds.) Reproductive Donation: Bioethics, Policy and Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Gürtin, Z.B. (2012) IVF Practitioners as Interface Agents between the Local and the Global: The localization of IVF in Turkey. M. Knect, M. Klotz & S. Beck. (eds.) Reproductive Technologies as Global Form. Frankfurt: Campus Verlag.
Gürtin, Z.B. (2011) Banning Reproductive Travel? Turkey's ART legislation and Third-Party Assisted Reproduction. Reproductive Biomedicine Online, 23: 555-565.
Gürtin, Z.B. and Inhorn, M.C. (2011) Guest Editorial - Cross-Border Reproductive Care: Travelling for Conception and the Global ART Market. Reproductive Biomedicine Online, 23: 535-537.
Inhorn, M.C. and Gürtin, Z.B. (2011) Cross-Border Reproductive Care: A Future Research Agenda. Reproductive Biomedicine Online, 23: 665-676.
Gürtin-Broadbent, Z. (2010) Unpacking Cross-Border Reproductive Care. Commentary for BioNews, 584. London: Progress Educational Trust.
Gürtin-Broadbent, Z. (2010) Making Babies in the 21st Century: The Rise of Reproductive Technologies. Event Report for BioNews, 583. London: Progress Educational Trust.
Gürtin-Broadbent, Z. (2010) Problems with legislating against "Reproductive Tourism". Commentary for BioNews, 550. London: Progress Educational Trust.
Gürtin-Broadbent, Z. (2009) "Anything to become a mother": Migrant Turkish Women's Experiences of Involuntary Childlessness and Assisted Reproductive Technologies in London.' In Culley, L, Hudson, N & van Rooij, F. (eds) Marginalised Reproduction: Ethnicity Infertility and Reproductive Technologies. Earthscan.
Dunn, M., Gürtin-Broadbent, Z., Ives, J. and Wheeler, J. (2008) 'Jack of all trades, master of none? Challenges facing junior academic researchers in bioethics', Clinical Ethics, 3(4). With M. Dunn, J. Ives & J. Wheeler.
Gürtin-Broadbent, Z. and Jensen, E. (2006) 'Talking Embryos: Under and Interdisciplinary Microscope.' Commentary for Bionews, 358. London: Progress Educational Trust.
Gürtin, Z.B. and Golombok, S. Egg-sharing: The experiences, feelings and attitudes of egg-share donors and recipients. Preliminary Report presented to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, September 2011.
Gürtin, Z.B. Egg-sharing in the UK: Clinical, Psycho-social and Ethical Considerations. Consultation Report for the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, August 2011.
Media and Video
Access to ARTs in Turkey: Pros and Cons for Women's Health
Women and Children's Health in the Middle East Conference, University of Chicago, 10 November 2012 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvgP-AAYcv0
Recruiting egg donors. Sky News, May 24 2012
Is egg-sharing the answer to rising IVF costs and what are the ethical concerns? Radio 4 Women’s Hour, 23 April 2012
The greatest gift. Research Horizons, 23 April 2012
Making Babies in the 21st Century: The Rise of Reproductive Technologies. The Guardian, 5 November 2010
Director of Social Science Research Methods Centre
Maria Iacovou is a Reader in Quantitative Sociology
Her first degree was a BSc in Mathematics from Kings College, London in 1985. Following this, she spent several years working as an international tax analyst and a secondary school maths teacher, studying part-time to obtain BSc and MSc degrees in Economics. She was awarded a PhD in Economics from London University in 2002 for her thesis "Education, the labour market and the family"
Between 1997 and 2013, Maria worked at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), an interdisciplinary research institute based at the University of Essex. She has collaborated with colleagues in fields including epidemiology, economics, statistics, demography, social policy and sociology, and her publications reflect this interdisciplinary approach.
Maria's research interests centre on family relationships. She is interested in people's living arrangements, the reasons why people choose different living arrangements, and how and why household structures differ across countries. She has published several articles on the transition to adulthood, particularly the home-leaving process; and on other aspects of family formation, including how people decide whether and when to have children, and the processes by which these intentions are (or are not) realized. She is interested in the quality of intra-household relationships (primarily the relationships between partners, and the relationships between parents and children), in the determinants of the quality of these relationships, and in the outcomes arising from poor relationships
Maria is also interested in parenting and child development, particularly in the effects of infant feeding patterns; she has studied the effects of breastfeeding on babies and their mothers, and has undertaken groundbreaking research on the effects of infant feeding schedules on children's later cognitive development
Borra, C., Iacovou, M. , & Sevilla, A. (2014) 'New evidence on breastfeeding and postpartum depression: the importance of understanding women’s intentions', Maternal and child health journal, 19 (4), 897-907
Kelly, Y., Iacovou, M., Quigley, M., Gray, R., Wolke, D., Kelly, J., Sacker, A. (2013) 'Light drinking versus abstinence in pregnancy - behavioural and cognitive outcomes in 7 year old children: a longitudinal cohort study' Accepted by British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (11), pp 1340 - 1347
Sacker, A., Kelly, Y., Iacovou, M., Cable, N., Bartley, M. (2013) 'Breastfeeding and intergenerational social mobility, what are the mechanisms? A propensity score matching analysis of two population based cohort studies' Archives of Disease in Childhood published Online First 24th June 2013 http://adc.bmj.com/content/early/2013/04/24/archdischild-2012-303199.full
Iacovou, M. and Sevilla-Sanz, A (2013) 'Infant feeding: the effects of scheduled vs. on-demand feeding on mothers' wellbeing and children's cognitive development' European Journal of Public Health 23(1) pp 13-19
Borra, C., Iacovou, M. and Sevilla-Sanz, A. (2012) 'The Effect of Breastfeeding on Children's Cognitive and Non-cognitive Abilities' Labour Economics 19(4)
Figari, F., Iacovou, M., Skew, A. and Sutherland, H. (2012) 'Approximations to the truth: comparing survey and microsimulation approaches to measuring income for social indicators' Social Indicators Research 105(3) pp387-407
Iacovou, M. and Skew, A. J. (2011) 'Household composition across the new Europe: where do the new Member States fit in?' Demographic research Vol 25, Article 14, pp 465-490
Iacovou, M. and Tavares, L. (2011). 'Yearning, Learning and Conceding: Reasons men and women change their childbearing intentions' Population and Development Review 37(1) pp89-123
Iacovou, M. (2010). 'Leaving home: independence, togetherness and income', Advances in Life Course Research 15(4) pp147-160
Iacovou, M. (2009) 'Cross-national comparative research with longitudinal data: research into youth poverty', 21st Century Society 4(2) pp149-160
Iacovou, M. (2008) 'Family Size, Birth Order and Educational Attainment' Marriage and Family Review 42(3) pp35-57
Aassve, A., Davia, M., Iacovou, M. and Mazzucco, S. (2007) 'Does leaving home make you poor? Evidence from 13 European countries' European Journal of Population 23(3-4) pp315-338
Aassve, A., Iacovou, M. and Mencarini, L. (2006) 'Youth poverty and transition to adulthood in Europe', Demographic Research 15, article 2, pp21-50
Berthoud, R. And Iacovou, M. (2003) 'Employment and poverty among young people: a European perspective' Representing Children 15(4), pp258-270
Iacovou, M. (2002) 'Regional variations in the transition to adulthood' Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 580 pp40-69
Iacovou, M. (2002) 'Sharing and caring: older Europeans' living arrangements' Journal of Applied Social Science Studies 122 pp111-142
Iacovou, M. (2002) 'Class size in the early years: is smaller really better?' Education Economics 10(3) pp261-287
Books and book chapters
Iacovou, M. (Forthcoming: 2016) 'Young people’s experiences of employment and unemployment across Europe: Evidence from the EU-SILC'. In Bynner, J. and Schoon, I. Young People and the Great Recession: Work, Family, Health and Social Attitudes, Cambridge University Press
Iacovou, M. and Lynn, P. (Forthcoming: 2016) 'Design and implementation issues to improve the research value of the longitudinal component of EU-SILC' In Atkinson, A.B., Marlier, E. and Guio, A-C (eds) Monitoring Social Europe, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union
Iacovou, M. (Forthcoming: 2016) 'Household composition, poverty and Hardship across Europe' In Atkinson, A.B., Marlier, E. and Guio, A-C (eds) Monitoring Social Europe. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union
Iacovou, M. (2016) 'Household structure and AROPE' In Atkinson, A.B., Marlier, E. and Guio, A-C (eds) Monitoring Social Europe. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union
Iacovou, M. 'Does your mother know? Staying out late and risky behaviours among 10-15 year-olds' (2012) in Understanding Society: Findings 2012, ed. Mcfall, S. ISBN 978 1 85871 163 8
Ermisch, J., Iacovou, M. and Skew, A. (2011). 'Family Relationships', in Early Findings from the First Wave of the UK's Household Longitudinal Study ed. McFall, S. ISBN 978 1 85871 158 4
Iacovou, M. and Skew, A. (2010) 'Household Structure in the EU' in Atkinson, A.B. and Marlier, E. (eds) "Income and living conditions in Europe". Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. doi: 10.2785/53320
Iacovou, M. and Parisi, L. (2009). 'Leaving Home' in Changing Relationships, eds. Ermisch, J. and Brynin, M., Routledge: New York, London
Berthoud, R. and Iacovou, M. (2004). Social Europe: Living Standards and Welfare States. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
Iacovou, M. (2004). 'Patterns of family living' in Social Europe: Living Standards and Welfare States, eds. Iacovou, M. and Berthoud, R., Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Iacovou, M., Spiess, C.K. and Uunk, W. (2004) 'Family effects on the extent of employment and employment changes' in Social Europe: Living Standards and Welfare States, eds. Iacovou, M. and Berthoud, R. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing (2004).
Iacovou, M., Kaminska, O. and Levy, H. (2012). 'Using EU-SILC data for cross-national analysis: strengths, problems and recommendations'. ISER working paper 2012-02
Aassve, A., Davia, M., Iacovou, M. and Mencarini, L. (2005). 'Poverty and the Transition to Adulthood: Risky Situations and Risky Events'. ISER working paper 2005-23
Iacovou, M. (2003). 'Work-rich and work-poor couples: polarisation in 14 countries in Europe' EPAG Working Paper 45. Colchester: University of Essex
Iacovou, M. (2001). 'Fertility and female labour supply' ISER Working Paper 2001-19 Colchester: University of Essex
Iacovou, M. (2000) 'Health, wealth and progeny: Explaining the living arrangements of older European women' ISER Working Paper 2000-8. Colchester: University of Essex
Iacovou, M. and Burton, J. (2013) 'Recording relationships between household members in the context of the EU-SILC'. Invited contribution to the deliberations on the Task Force on the Revision of the EU-SILC Legal Basis, January 2013
Iacovou, M. (2011). 'Leaving Home: Independence, togetherness and income in Europe'. Expert Paper no. 2011/10, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York, 2011
Iacovou, M. and Skew, A. (2011). 'More than 10% of households in Romania, Latvia and Bulgaria were three-generation in 2008' Statistics in Focus, Issue no. 52/2011, 27th November 2011, Eurostat. http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/product_details/publication?p_product_code=KS-SF-11-052
Pudney, S., Badillo, C., Bryan, M., Burton, J., Conti, G. And Iacovou, M. (2006) 'Sizing the Illicit Drugs Market' in Measuring different aspects of problem drug use: methodological developments (Eds. Nicola Singleton, Rosemary Murray, Louise Tinsley), Home Office Online Report 16/06 Home Office, London
Berthoud, R. and Iacovou, M. (2006). 'The Economic Position of Large Families' Research Report no. 358. Department for Work and Pensions, HMSO, London.
Aassve, A. And Iacovou, M. (2007). 'Youth Poverty in Europe' Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, UK. ISBN: 978 1 85935 611
Berthoud, R. and Iacovou, M. (2002). 'Diverse Europe: mapping patterns of social change across the EU' Economic and Social Research Council, Swindon
Iacovou, M. and Berthoud, R. (2001). 'Young people's lives: A Map of Europe'. Colchester: University of Essex, Institute for Social and Economic Research
Berthoud, R. and Iacovou, M. (2000). 'Parents and Employment: an analysis of low income families in the British Household Panel Survey' Department of Social Security Research Report no 107, HMSO, London. 2000
Geoffrey Ingham is Reader in Sociology and Political Economy; and Fellow of Christ’s College.
He was born in1942 and received a BA in Sociology from the University of Leicester in 1964, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1968. Before returning to Cambridge in 1972, he taught and the universities of Sussex and Leicester.
(2008) Capitalism, Cambridge: Polity
Capitalism Divided? The City and Industry in British Social Development, London: Macmillan / New York: Schocken, 1984.
‘New Monetary Spaces?’/ ‘De Nouveaux Espaces Monetaires?’ in The Future of Money/L’Avenir de la Monnaie, OECD, Paris, 2002.
The Nature of Money, Cambridge: Polity, 2004.
‘The development of capitalist credit money’, in L. Randall Wray (ed.) Credit and State Theories of Money, Cheltenham: Elgar, 2004.
‘Money’ in J. Beckert and M. Zafiroski (eds) International Encyclopedia of Economic Sociology, London: Routledge, 2005.
Money: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Economics, Sociology and Political Science, Cheltenham: Elgar, 2005.
‘Money’ in Robertson, Roland and Jan Aart Scholte, (eds.) Encyclopedia of Globalization, New York: Routledge, 2006.
‘Further reflections on the ontology of money’, Economy and Society, 35, 1, 2006: 259-278.
Hazem Kandil is the Cambridge University Lecturer in Political Sociology and Fellow of St Catharine’s College. He studies power relations in revolution and war, focusing on the Middle East, Western Europe, and North America.
Following an MA (2004) in International Relations from the American University in Cairo, and an MA (2005) in Political Theory from New York University, he received his PhD (2012) in Political Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of Soldiers, Spies, and Statesmen: Egypt’s Road to Revolt (Verso 2012), Inside the Brotherhood (Polity 2014), and The Power Triangle: Military, Security, and Politics in Regime Change (Oxford University Press 2016). He has published articles on revolution, warfare, and ideology in various academic journals and periodicals.
Kandil received the Philip Leverhulme Prize (2014), and a CRASSH ProFutura Scientia Fellowship (2016), which fund his current projects on the development of the US war doctrine, and the relationship between conscription and democracy in France and Egypt.
Kandil, H. (2016) The Power Triangle: Military, Security, and Politics in Regime Change, Oxford University Press
Kandil, H. (2014) Inside the Brotherhood, Polity Press; updated paperback September 2016
Kandil, H. (2012) Soldiers, Spies, and Statesmen: Egypt’s Road to Revolt, Verso, updated paperback 2013
Kandil, H. (2015) 'Why Islamists Count?', Cambridge Review of International Affairs 28(2)
Kandil, H. (2012) 'Why did the Egyptian Middle Class march to Tahrir Square?' Mediterranean Politics, Vol. 17: 197-215.
Kandil H. (2011) 'Islamizing Egypt: Testing the Limits of Gramscian Counterhegemonic Strategies', Theory and Society, Vol. 40: 37-62.
Kandil, H. (2010) 'Resisting Resistance: Examining the Shifting Balance of Threats in the Middle East', European Foreign Affairs Review, Vol. 15: 717-737.
‘Back on Horse? The Military between Two Revolutions’, in Bahgat Korany and Rabab el-Mahdi (eds.), Arab Spring in Egypt: Revolution and Beyond. New York: American University in Cairo Press, 2012: 73-97.
‘On the Margins of Defeat: A Sociology of Arab Intellectuals under Authoritarianism’, in Bahgat Korany (ed.), The Changing Middle East: A New Look At Regional Dynamics. New York: American University in Cairo Press, 2010: 85-118.
‘Syrian Foreign Policy and the Challenge of Restructuring’, in Bahgat Korany and Ali al-Din Hilal (eds.), The Foreign Policy of Arab States: The Challenges of Globalization (3rd edition). Cairo: American University of Cairo Press, 2008: 421-456.
-‘Whose Golden Age?’ New Left Review, Vol. 73, 2012: 140-145.
-‘“Crusty, Eloquent, Fantastically Courageous and Angry:” Reviewing Edward Said’s Representations of the Intellectual’, Al-Ahram Weekly Book Supplement, February 23-March 1, 2006.
Other Publications (Select)
‘What Sisi wants?’ London Review of Books, February 2014.
‘How the Brotherhood Failed’, The World Today, December 2013.
‘The End of Islamism?’ London Review of Books Blog, July 2013.
‘Deadlock in Cairo’, London Review of Books, March 2013.
‘Permanent Subversion’, London Review of Books Blog, December 2012.
‘Mohamed Morsi and the Classic Revolutionary Trap’, The Guardian, November 2012.
‘Tahrir Square: Choosing the Right Place for the Wrong Reasons’, Progressive Planning, No. 191, 2012: 40-42.
‘Revolt in Egypt’, New Left Review, Vol. 68, 2011: 17-55.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics. Entries: ‘Cultural Invasion’, ‘Capitulations’, ‘Nur Movement’, ‘Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi (AKP)’.
Comparative Political Economy, Political Sociology, Political Economy of Health, Sociology of Development, Comparative Historical Sociology, Methodology, Sociological Theory.
2008 to 2012: PhD in Sociology, University of Cambridge.
2007 to 2008: MPhil in Sociology, University of Cambridge.
2005 to 2007: MA in Social Sciences, Freiburg University, KwaZulu-Natal University and Jawaharlal Nehru University
2001 to 2004: BA in History, University of Nottingham.
Jonathan Kennedy and Lawrence King (2013): 'Adivasis, Maoists and Insurgency in India,' European Journal of Sociology/Archives Européennes de Sociologie European Journal of Sociology 54(1): 1-32.
Keertichandra Rajan, Jonathan Kennedy and Lawrence King (2013): 'Is Wealthier Always Healthier in Poor Countries? The Health Effects of Income, Inequality, Poverty, and Literacy in India,' Social Science and Medicine 88: 98-107.
Jonathan Kennedy and Sunil Purushotham (2012): 'Beyond Naxalbari: A Comparative Analysis of Maoist Insurgency in India, 1947 to present date,' Comparative Studies in Society and History 54 (4): 832-62.
Jonathan Kennedy and Lawrence King (2011): 'The Conviction of Binayak Sen,' The Lancet 377 (9774): 1316-17.
Jonathan Kennedy and Lawrence King (2011): 'Understanding the Conviction of Binayak Sen: Neocolonialism, Political Violence and the Political Economy of Health in Central India,' Social Science and Medicine 72: 1639-42.
I am Professor of Sociology and Political Economy at the University of Cambridge. My brand of political economy stems from the continental and institutionalist traditions, especially the classical work of Weber, Polanyi, Veblen and C.Wright Mills. Rather than seeking universal laws of political and economic phenomena, this tradition seeks knowledge of the universe of historical and comparative cases in order to generate causal accounts that are bound by historical contexts.
I utilize multiple methods in a question-driven research process. These include traditional comparative-historical methods, in-depth interviews, surveys, cross-national and time-series quantitative methods, industrial organization techniques (market-structure research), and power-structure research (utilizing network and content analysis).
Most of my career I have published on the interaction of economic and political forces, as well as the collective actors and organizations (like classes, status groups, corporations and policy networks) that shape the economic and political terrain.
Part my published work in comparative political economy to date has been on the socio-economics of the transition to capitalism in Eastern Europe – focusing on privatization and foreign investment. I have recently extended this research stream with a large-scale big-data investigation into corruption in public procurement in the EU (Digital Whistleblower or DigiWhist).
In addition to the study of the political economy of postcommunism, I have a variety of publications and an active research agenda on the political economy of public health around the world. This project has as its goal the bringing together of the type of variables, analyses and methods used in political economy with public health research. Part of this project is the investigation of the public health outcomes of various political and economic processes, including macro- and micro-economic policy. I am currently carrying out a large-scale multi-level survey to investigate the relationship between radical privatization programs and the postcommunist mortality crisis (PrivMort). The other part of this project involves studying the political, economic and social determinants of rules governing the allocation of health resources at the national and international level. I have also published on and continue to research the global governance of public health, with an international power structure analysis of the budgeting process of the World Health Organization. I am currently studying the political, social and economic forces related to the innovation, pricing, and reimbursement of Sovaldi, a revolutionary but highly expensive drug for Hepatitis C.
Finally, I have a deep research interest in the political economy of the less developed countries, especially Africa. As part of this project, I am investigating the impact of IMF conditionality on public health and other developmental outcomes. My team is analysing a unique data set that we recently compiled of all IMF conditions from 1986 to 2014. In addition to economic development, I am interested in state violence and political mobilization. In collaboration with a student I have investigated the social determinants of the Maoist insurgency in India.
Christel Lane is Professor of Economic Sociology and has been a Fellow of St. John’s College since 1990. She graduated from the University of Essex in 1972 and obtained her PhD from the LSE in 1976. After a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Cambridge from 1976-79, she taught Sociology at the University of Aston between 1981 and 1990. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the Berlin Social Science Research Centre; Graz University, Austria; Harvard Centre for European Studies; Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna; University of Minas Gerais, Brazil; and at Sophia University, Tokyo/Japan. Christel Lane was President of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics in 2006, and she has served on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Sociological Research Institute for Social Science in Goettingen/Germany until 2014. She has written extensively in the area of Comparative Capitalism, with a special focus on the UK, France, Germany and the USA. She is the author of Industry and Society in Europe; National Capitalisms and Global Production Networks; The Cultivation of Taste. Chefs and the organization of Fine Dining, the editor of Trust within and between Organizations and the co-editor of Capitalist Diversity, Diversity within Capitalism, as well as of numerous journal articles.
1972, B.Soc. Scie, University of Essex (Sociology)
1976, Ph.D.(Sociology), London School of Economics and Political Science.
1976-79, SSRC Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (now HSPS), University of Cambridge.
1981-90, Lecturer in Sociology, University of Aston Business School.
1990-98 Lecturer in Sociology
1998-2005 Reader in Economic Sociology
2005- Professor of Economic Sociology
Faculty of Politics, Psychology, Sociology and International Studies , University of Cambridge.
1990- Fellow, St. John's College, Cambridge.
Other Appointments and Affiliations
2006 President of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE).
2006- 2014 Member of Scientific Advisory Board, Soziologisches Forschungsinstitut Goettingen/Germany.
1997- 2012 Member of Executive Council of SASE.
2002- Member of Editorial Board, Socio-Economic Review
2000- Member of Editorial Board, British Journal of Sociology
The Cultivation of Taste. Chefs and the organization of Fine Dining. Oxford University Press 2014 and 2016.
National Capitalisms, Global Production Networks. Oxford University Press 2009. Joint author, with Jocelyn Probert.
Capitalist Diversity and Diversity within Capitalism. Routledge 2012. Joint editor, with Geoffrey Wood.
Trust within and between Organizations. Oxford University Press, 1998. Joint editor, with R. Bachmann.
Industry and Society in Europe. Stability and Change in Britain, Germany and France. Edward Elgar 1995. Paperback version in 1996.
Diversity within Capitalisms and capitalist diversity’, The Handbook of Employment Relations, OUP 2014. Paperback 2016, with Geoffrey Wood.
‘SMEs in the global economy: a comparison of the global production networks of German and British firms in the clothing industry’, K. Bluhm and R. Schmidt eds., Change in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. Towards a New European Capitalism., Palgrave Macmillan, 2008, with Jocelyn Probert.
‘Cooking under Fire: Managing multi-Level Tensions between Creativity and Innovation in Haute Cuisine’, Industry and Innovation, 22, 8, 2015, 654-676, with Daniela Lup.
‘Are Large, Globally Operating MNCs Undermining the Distinctiveness of Coordinated Market Economies? The Cases of Germany and Japan’ The Journal of Comparative Economic Studies, 10, March, 2015, 111-142.
’Review of book ‘Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Picketty’, Questions of Political Economy, 1, 2015, 133-135 (in Russian Language).
‘Taste makers in the fine dining industry: the attribution of aesthetic and economic value’, Poetics, 41, 4, 2014, 342-365.
‘Culinary culture and globalization. An analysis of British and German Michelin-starred restaurants’, British Journal of Sociology, 62, 4, 2011, 696-717.
‘The Private Regulation of Labour Standards and Rights in the Global Clothing Industry: An Evaluation of Its Effectiveness in Two Developing Countries’, New Political Economy, 16, 1, 2011, with Tugce Bulut.
‘The Michelin-Starred Restaurant Sector as a Cultural Industry: a cross-national comparison of restaurants in Britain and Germany’, Food, Culture and Society, 13, 4, 2010.
Teaching in the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Human, Social, and Political Science.
M. Phil. Teaching
Global Economic and Political Transformation.
Professor Lane currently supervises four doctoral students and one MPhil student.
David Lane is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, Emeritus Reader in Sociology and an Emeritus Fellow of Emmanuel College. His previous posts include: Professor of Sociology at the University of Birmingham, Reader in Sociology at the University of Essex. He has recently completed studies on the relationship of class to transformation in Ukraine and Russia and unemployment in Russia, Ukraine and China. He has written extensively on the USSR and state socialism, Marxism and socialism, class, elites and stratification; his more recent writings have focused on transformation of state socialism, globalisation and civil society; the enlargement of the European Union and the formation of the Eurasian Union.
Educated at the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford (Nuffield College). He has taught at the Universities of Birmingham, where he was Professor of Sociology, and at Essex University. He has been a visiting professor at Cornell, Odense, Harvard, Sabanci (Istanbul), Graz, the Kennan Institute (Washington DC). He has visited and lectured at many universities and research institutes in the countries of the former USSR and eastern and central Europe China and Japan . He has published widely on state socialist societies, the USSR, Marxism, elites, class and social stratification; his current research focuses on transformation, globalization, ‘varieties of capitalism’, the enlargement of the European Union and the formation of the Eurasian Union.
Research and Teaching Interests
Sociology of politics; social class, civil society, social mobility, inequality and social stratification; the sociology of socialism; revolution and socialism; Russian and East European politics and society; political leadership and elites; transition in post communist society.
Unemployment under post-socialism, post-socialism.
Political economy of transition from state socialism in general. Special interest in role of classes and elites. Particular interest in contemporary Ukraine and Russia; post socialist states in the world system; alternatives to capitalism.
Current and Recent Research
He has received research grants from the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust to research unemployment in Russia and Ukraine with collaborators in Moscow, Kharkov and Kiev. Recent grants from the British Academy have supported a network on strategic elites in the process of European Enlargement. The Centre for East European Based Language Area Studies in support of a network on Eurasia.
Current and recent PhD students are studying: Commonwealth of Independent States, Privatisation in Poland, international Aspects of Transformation of Eastern Europe and Former USSR Russian Television, National and Ethnic Consciousness in the states of the former USSR, civil society in post-socialist states, national identity in central Asian Republics of former USSR.
Recent PhDs have completed on Comparative Communism: the Case of North Korea, Small Business in Ukraine. Russian Television, Enlargement of European Union ; economic transformation of Ukraine and Russia.
Applications are invited in the area of the political economy of transition in Eastern Europe and the former USSR, elites and classes, enlargement of the EU and current debates on Marxism with respect to state socialism. Post-socialist states and the world system; alternatives to capitalism and neo-liberalism. In the first instance, contact David Lane direct via email (DSL10@CAM.AC.UK). Send a brief cv and a one page outline of your proposals.
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With Vsevolod Samokhvalov (editor and contributor), Palgrave Macmillan 2015, The Eurasian Project and Europe. 2015.
The Capitalist Transformation of State Socialism. The making and breaking of state socialist society, and what followed. Routledge, 2013.
(Editor and Contributor),Elites and Identities in Post-Soviet Space. Routledge 2012.
With Stephen White, Rethinking the ‘Coloured Revolutions’, (Editor and contributor), Routledge, 2010.
With Andrew Gamble, European Union and World Politics,(editor and contributor), Palgrave 2009.
With Heinz Fassmann and Max Haller (Editors), Migration and Mobility in Europe Edward Elgar 2009.
The Transformation of State Socialism: System Change, Revolution or Something Else? Palgrave, 2007. (Editor and contributor)
Revolution in the Modern World: Social Identities, Globalisation and Modernity, edited by John Foran, David Lane and Andreja Zivkovic. Routledge 2007. (Joint editor and contributor)
Varieties of Capitalism in Post Communist Countries, edited by David Lane and Martin Myant, Palgrave 2007. (Joint editor and contributor)
Russian Banking: Evolution, Problems and Prospects, Edward Elgar, 2002. (Editor and contributor).
The Legacy of State Socialism and the Future of Transformation, Rowman and Littlefield, 2002. (Editor and contributor).
The Political Economy of Russian Oil, Rowman and Littlefield (Editor and Contributor). 1999.
The Transition from Communism to Capitalism: Ruling Elites from Gorbachev to Yeltsin (with Cameron Ross), New York: St Martin's and London: Macmillan. 1998. Japanese translation with new introduction. Tokyo: Mado-sha, 2001.
The Rise and Fall of State Socialism: Industrial Society and the Socialist State. Polity Press 1996. 225pp. Russian edition 2006 – Pod”em I upadok gosudarstvennogo sotsializma, Kiev Institut sotsiologii NANU.
Russia in Transition: Politics and Inequalities. (Editor and Contributor). Longman 1995. 236pp.
Russia in Flux. (Editor and Contributor). Edward Elgar 1992.
Soviet Society under Perestroika. Second Edition: Routledge 1991. (441pp); First Edition: Unwin Hyman 1990. 401pp.
Elites and Political Power in the USSR. (Editor and Contributor). Edward Elgar 1988. 299pp.
In addition to below he has had papers published on the Valdai discussion club (Moscow) website (valdaiclub.com/Russia_and_the_world)
‘Eurasian integration as a Response to Neo-liberal Globalisation’ in David Lane and Vsevolod Samokhvalov, Palgrave-Macmillan 2015.
‘1968: The Times of Troubles’ in Ken Plummer (Ed.), Imaginations: Fifty Years of Essex Sociology. Wivenhoe: Wivenbooks. 2014. pp. 54-9.
‘Bezrabotitsi i preobrazovaniya: masshtaby, politika i kontrmery’, [Unemployment and Transformation: Incidence, Policies and Remedies]. Sotsiologiya (Kiev Academy of Sciences), 2014, no 1, pp. 112-131.
‘British Elite De-Coupling from Classes,’ in Heinrich Best and John Higley (Eds), Political Elites in the Transatlantic Crisis. New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2014. pp.101-120.
Kakova al’ternativa? Natsional’ny kapitalizm ili rynochny sotsializm?, Mir Peremen, Moscow, No 1 2013. pp.161-166.
Grazhdanskoe obshchestvo v stranakh ES: ideologiya, instituty I predvizhenie demokratii. Politicheskie Issledovaniya (Polis), Moscow. No 2, 2012. pp. 98-116. (Journal of the Russian Political Science Association).
Sotsiologicheskie posledstviya dvadtsati let preobrazovaniy: kak sblizhayutsya Vostok i Zapad? Sotsiologiya. Kiev Jan-March 2012 No 1, pp.20-42. (Academy of Sciences of Ukraine).
‘The Impact of Economic Crisis: Russia, Belarus and Ukraine in Comparative Perspective’, Journal of Communist and Transition Politics, vol. 27, Nos 3-4. September 2011. pp. 587-604.
‘”Coloured Revolution” as a Political Phenomenon', Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, June 2009. 25:2,113 - 135. Translation of above: ‘“Tsvetnaya” revolyutsiya kak politicheski fenomenon’, Sotsiologiya, Teoriya, Metody, Marketing. (Institute of Sociology, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences), 2010/1, Janvar’-Mart 2010. 16-38.
‘Oranzhevaya revolyutsiya: ‘narodnaya revolyutsiya’ ili revolyutsionny perevorot?, Polis (Moscow) No 2 2010. pp. 31-53. Translation of: ‘The Orange Revolution: ‘People’s Revolution’ or Revolutionary Coup?’ British Journal of Politics and International Relations, November 2008 vol. 10,
‘Rossiyskaya transformatsiya: stanovlenie mirovoy derzhavy? In mir rossii (moscow). Vol xix no 4, 2010. Pp. 3-24.
‘The impact of economic crisis: russia, belarus and ukraine in comparative perspective’, journal of communist and transition politics, vol. 27, nos 3-4. September 2011. Pp. 587-604.
‘Civil Society in the Old and New Member States’, European Societies, July 2010: 1-22.
‘”Coloured Revolution” as a Political Phenomenon', Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, June 2009. 25:2,113 - 135.
Оранжевая революция: “народная революция”
Или революционный переворот? Polis (Moscow) No 2 2010. pp. 31-53.
‘European and Central Asian Trajectories of Change from State Socialism’, in Rudiger Frank and Sabine Burghart, Driving Forces of Socialist Transformation: North Korea and the Experience of Europe and East Asia. Vienna: Praesens Verlag 2009. pp. 61-88.
‘Global Capitalism and the Transformation of State Socialism’ Studies in Comparative International Development, 44, June 2009 pp.:97–117.
Russian Version, Mirovoy kapitalizm I transformatsiya gosudarstvennogo sotsialisma, Mir Rossii, 2009, No 1, pp.47-73
‘The Orange Revolution: ‘People’s Revolution’ or Revolutionary Coup?’ British Journal of Politics and International Relations, November 2008 VOL 10, 525–549
‘Russia’s Asymmetric Capitalism in Comparative Perspective’, in Stephen White (Ed.), Media, Culture and Society in Putin’s Russia, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2008. pp.181-204.
‘Perestroika or katastroika?’ (Review article), The Political Quarterly, Vol. 79, no 1, Jan-March 2008. pp.126-129
‘From Chaotic to State-led Capitalism’, in New Political Economy, Vol. 13, No 2, June 2008. 177-184.
‘Post Communist States and the European Union’, in Communist Studies and Transition Politics. Vol. 23, No 4, December 2007. 461-477.
‘In or Out of Europe? What Prospects for Ukraine?’ in Perspectives on European Politics and Society, Vol. 8. No 4. December 2007. 495-504.
‘Transformatsiya Rossiya i Ukrainy: sotsial’nye osnovy reform i antireform’,(translated into Russian) Mir Rossii, 2007, no 2. pp. 3- 24.
‘Outcomes of Transformation’ and ‘The Transformation of Russia and Ukraine: The Social Bases of Reform and Anti-Reform’, in David Lane (Ed), The Transformation of State Socialism: System Change, Revolution or Something Else? Palgrave, 2007. 1-32 and 57-76.
‘”Transformation’ of State Socialism or Class Revolution?’ in Revolution in the Modern World: Social Identities, Globalisation and Modernity, edited by John Foran, David Lane and Andreja Zivkovic. Routledge 2007. 45-62.
‘Civil Society and the Transformation of State Socialism’, in N.Genov and R. Kreckel, Soziologische Zeitgeschichte, Berlin: Sigma, 2007. 189-204.
‘Post state socialism: A Diversity of Capitalisms?’ in Varieties of Capitalism in Post Communist Countries, edited by David Lane and Martin Myant, Palgrave 2007. 13-39.
‘Modernisation and the Changing Social Structure of State Socialism’, in Markku Kangaspuro and Jeremy Smith, Modernisation in Russia Since 1900, Helsinki: Finnish Literature Society, 2006. pp. 52-73.
(With Iulia Shevchenko), ‘Social Structure and the Left-Right Divide: The Socio-Economic Background of Voting in the First Russian Parliament’, Perspectives on European Politics and Society. Vol.7, No3, September 2006: 237-252
'From State Socialism to Capitalism: The Role of Class and the World System’, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Vol. 39: 2006: 135-152.
‘Explaining the Transformation from State Socialism: Revolution, Class and Elites’, in Sven Eliaeson, Building Democracy and Civil Society East of the Elbe: Essays in honour of Edmund Mokrzyski. London: Routledge, 2006. pp.125-144.
‘Padenie gosudarstvennogo sotsializma’, Mir Rossii, Vol. XIV, No 3. 2005. pp. 105-141.
‘Russia’s Asymmetric Capitalism in Comparative Perspective’ in Heiko Pleines (Ed.), How to Explain Russia’s Post-Soviet Political and Economic System. Forschungsstelle Osteuropa Bremen. No 69. September 2005: 46-60.
‘Social Class as a Factor in the Transformation from State Socialism’, Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics. Dec 2005.Vol. 21, No 4: 417-434.
‘Emerging varieties of capitalism in former state socialist societies’, Competition and Change. Vol. 9, No 3. September 2005: 221-241.
‘Global’ny kapitalizm i transformatsiya gosudarsvennogo sotsialisma’, Sotsiologicheski zhurnal, No 1, 2005: 51-72. (Journal of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Sociology).
‘Revolution, Class and Globalisation in the Transition from State Socialism’, European Societies, vol. 7, No 1 (2005) 131-156.
‘Transformatsiya gosudarstvennogo sotsialism’, in Postcommunist Transfrormations: (translated into Russian) edited by O.D Kutsenko and S.S. Babenko, (Kharkov National University 2004),pp 83-107.
'Global Capitalism and the Transformation of State Socialism', in Shinichiro Tabata and Akihor Iwashita, Slavic Eurasia's Integration into the World Economy and Community, Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, 2004, pp. 27-60.
'From Shock to Therapy: The Political Economy of Post-Socialist Transformations', Economic Systems. Vol. 27, No 3, Sept 2003.
'Economic Transformation in Russia: A State Capitalist Future?' translated into Japanese in Comparative Economic Studies (Hikakukeizaitaisei kenkyu), Published by the Society of Japanese Researchers on Comparative Economic Studies. No.10, May 2003. 20-35.
'Kakoy kapitalism dlya Rossii', Vestnik Mezhdunarodnogo Slavyanskogo universitieta (g. Khar'kov), Seriya, Sotsiologiya, Vol 5. no 4 (2002), 3-7.
'The Economic Legacy: What Putin had to Deal with and the Way Forward', in Cameron Ross, Russian Politics under Putin, (Manchester University Press, 2004). pp.95-113
'Trajectories of Transformation: Theories, Legacies and Outcomes' in The Legacy of State Socialism and the Future of Transformation, Rowman and Littlefield, 2002. (Editor and contributor). pp.3-30.
'The Evolution of Post-Communist Banking', (with Irene Lavrentieva), 'The View from the Ground - Case Studies of Three Major Banks', in Russian Banking: Evolution, Problems and Prospects, Edward Elgar, 2002. (Editor and contributor).
'The Political Economy of Russian Oil', in Peter Rutland (Ed), Business and the State in Contemporary Russia. Westview Press, 2001.
'The Transformation of State Socialism in Russia: What Kind of Capitalism?' Communist and Post-Communist Studies. December 2000. Vol. 33. no 4.
'The Transformation of State Socialism in Russia: from "Chaotic" Economy to State-led Cooperative Capitalism', in Michel Dobry, Democratic and Capitalist Transitions in Eastern Europe. Klewer Publishers, Dortrecht 2000, pp.181-196. ISBN 0-7923-6331-0.
'Russia: The Oil Elite's Evolution, Divisions, Outlooks', in J. Higley and G. Lengyel, Elites After State Socialism: Theories and Analysis. Rowman and Littlefield: 2000. pp. 179-98.
'Sociology, Equality and Socialism' in Aleksandra Janinska-Kania, Melvin L. Kohn, Kazimierz M. Slomczynski (Eds), Power and Social Structure: Essays in Honor of Wlodzimierz Wesolowski. Warsaw: Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, 1999. pp.275-291. ISBN 83-235-0128-9.
'Introduction', 'Structure and ownership' with I. Seifmulukov
'The Russian Oil Elite: Background and Outlook'
Appendix: Company Profiles: LUKoil, YuKOS, Surgutneftgaz, Sidanko, in David Lane, The Political Economy of Russian Oil Rowman and Littlefield. 1999.
'Transformation of State Socialism: From Communism to Chaotic Capitalism?', Sociology, Vol. 33, No. 2. May 1999.
'Social Theory, The collapse of State Socialism and After: Convergence or Divergence? in Michael Cox (Ed.), Rethinking the Soviet Collapse. London: Pinter 1998. 150-163. pp.150-164.
'Elite Cohesion and Division: Transition in Gorbachev's Russia' in John Higley, J. Pakulski and W. Wesolowski, Post-Communist Elites and Democracy in Eastern Europe. Macmillan and St Martin's Press, 1998. pp. 67-96.
'Ruling Elite in Transition: Nomenklatura or Political Class?', in G. Lengyel and B. Vedres, Changing Elites and Changing Rules of the Game. Budapest: Budapest University of Economic Sciences, 1998. 15-38. Another version published as: 'The Russian Ruling Elites: Nomenklatura or Political Class?' in Polish Academy of Sciences, Sisyphus: Social Studies, Warsaw: IFiS Publishers. Special issue on Post-socialist Institution Building, Vol. XI 1998. pp.31-60.
'Transition under Eltsin: the Nomenklatura and Political Elite Circulation'. Political Studies, Vol. 45, No. 4. (December 1997). 855-74.
Lectures and Workshops
‘Global Capitalism and the Transformation of Russia’, Harvard University, November 2007
‘The Social Bases of Reform and Anti Reform: A Comparative Study of Ukraine and Russia’, Department of Sociology UCLA (California) 6 December 2007. A similar lecture at Stanford University, 4 December 2007. The same lecture given at Institut fur Politikwissenschaft, Universitat Wien, 8 May 2008.
‘Orange Revolution and the Public’ AAASS, New Orleans, 16 November 2007.
‘Adjustment to, or Rejection of, Transformation? The Case of the “Orange Revolution”’, to Conference on ‘Europe’s Unfinished Political and Economic Transitions?’ European Studies Centre, St Antony’s College, Oxford 25 January 2008
With support from Ceelbas (Centre for East European Language Based Area Studies), organized international Workshop on Coloured Revolutions, held at King’s College, 30 April 2008. ‘Introduction: Conceptualisting Coloured Revolution’ and gave a similar paper at University of Glasgow conference on ‘Rethinking the ’Coloured Revolutions’ 2/3 May 2008.
Harvard University, November 2006. 'The 2004 Enlargement of the European Union and after: What Prospects for Ukraine?'
International Network on European Enlargement and Strategic Elites, Kiev, October 2006, 'Prospects for Ukraine in (and out of) the European Union'.
Department of Sociology, University of Lviv, Ukraine. 'How to Explain the Fall of State Socialism'. April 2007.
November 2005, annual meeting of The American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies on: ‘”Varieties of Capitalism” and the Post-Communist Societies’ .
May 2006, Institute of Sociology, Kiev, National Academy of Sciences ‘Elites, Classes and “the Public” in the Transformation of State Socialism’.
In September 2006, CRASSH, University of Cambridge, The Transformation of Russia and Ukraine: Social Bases of Reform and Anti-Reform.
‘Transformation of Russia and Ukraine: The Social Bases of Reform and Anti-Reform’. Political Studies Association Conference, Birmingham 18 March 06.
‘Civil Society Initiatives in the Former State Socialist Societies’, paper presented to Thematic Workshop of NEWGOV (New Modes of Government EU VI Framework) Consortium Conference 23 June 2006.
‘The Enlargement of the European Union’, Sabanci University (Istanbul), May 2006.
‘Russia’s Asymmetric Capitalism in Comparative Perspective’,Vii World Congress, Berlin, July 2005
‘Post-Communist Capitalism’, VIII international conference of Berliner Institut fur kritische Theorie (InkriT), Berlin, October 2003.
‘Class and Transition’ to IX International Conference of Kharkov V.N. Karazin National University November 2003 which was subsequently published in Transactions of the Conference.
American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies held in Toronto in November 2003 on the theme of ‘Social Class as a Component in, and Explanation of, Transition’.
Birmingham University Business School, October 2003, ‘Global Capitalism and The Transformation of State Socialism’ also to at the 12th Research Seminar on Managing Economic Transition in Eastern Europe, 12th Research Seminar, in December 2003, at Bristol University.
Invited discussant at international symposium in memory of Abram Bergson at Harvard University November 2003.
‘Modernisation and the Changing Social Structure of State Socialism’, international conference held at Birmingham University in October 2003. Proceedings to be published by SKS, Helsinki 2005.
‘Varieties of Capitalism’ and the Expansion of the European Union, Sabanci University, Istanbul in May 2004.
Organiser of an international conference (in association with Monnet Centre of Excellence, Cambridge) on ‘Varieties of Capitalism’ and Societies in Transformation.
Introductory keynote lecture on the same topic. Cambridge, March 2004.
‘Post-Communism: Class Revolution or System Change?’ IX international conference of Berliner Institut fur kritische Theorie (KnkriT), Berlin, October 2004.
‘Role of Class in Transformation’, 15th Conference on Managing Economic Transition, Wolverhampton, November 2004.
‘What “Variety of Capitalism” for Russia?’, Davis Research Center, Harvard University, November 2004.
‘Globalisation of Companies before and after Transformation’, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Boston December 2004.
David Lehmann is Emeritus Reader in Social Science in the Department of Sociology. He was Director of the Centre of Latin American Studies (1990-2000, 2010-11). He continues to supervise and examine for CLAS on an occasional basis. Since the late 1980's he has worked on religious movements, Catholic and Evangelical, particularly in Brazil. He is the author of Democracy and Development in Latin America: Economics, Politics and Religion in the Post-war Period (Polity Press, 1990) and Struggle for the Spirit: Religious Transformation and Popular Culture in Brazil and Latin America (Polity Press, 1996), and, with Batia Siebzehner, Remaking Israeli Judaism (Hurst, 2006), and of numerous articles on these and related subjects. He continues to be engaged in a major study of the spread of ideas about multiculturalism and interculturalidad in Latin America, especially in Mexico and Brazil, focusing on the relationship between the politics of recognition, affirmative action and social justice, funded by a Large Grant from the British Academy. Dr Lehmann held an ESRC grant to run the Religion and Secularism Network in 2007-2009. He currently also holds an Emeritus Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust for research entitled ‘Redrawing religious boundaries and identities: Messianic Jews and Christians’, which is being undertaken in Brazil, Israel, London and the USA.
Recent Research Grants
2006: from the British Academy, for research on Multiculturalism in Latin America: a Study in the Diffusion of Ideas
2012: from the British Academy, for research on Judaism in the Pentecostal Imaginary
2014: from the Leverhulme Trust, for research entitled Redrawing religious boundaries and identities: Messianic Jews and Christians.
Recent and forthcoming publications
(edited, with Humeira Iqtidar), Fundamentalist and Charismatic Movements, Four volumes. London, Routledge, 2011
‘The Latin American Religious Field’, in Claude Auroi and Aline Helg (eds.): Latin America, 1810-2010: Dreams and Legacies, London, Imperial College Press, 2011
‘Esperança e religião’, Estudos Avançados (São Paulo), 26, (75) 219-236, 2012. (revised version forthcoming in English in Andrew McKinnon and Marta Trzebiatowska (eds.) see below )
(with Batia Siebzehner): ‘Recruitment and conversion in the Israeli ultra-Orthodox community: Shas’s t’shuva project’, in Kimmy Caplan and Nurit Stadler (eds.): From Survival to Consolidation: Changes in Israeli Haredi Society and Its Scholarly Study, H'akibutz Hame’uhad and the Van Leer Institute, Tel-Aviv. (Hebrew), 2012.
‘Israel: State management of religion or religious management of the state?’ in Special Issue of Citizenship Studies, 16, 8, 2012 pp. 1029-1043
(with Humeira Iqtidar) ‘Introduction’ to Special Issue of Citizenship Studies, ‘Secularism beyond the North Atlantic World’ 16,8, 2012, pp. 953-959.
‘Identity, social justice and corporatism: the resilience of republican citizenship’ in Mario Sznajder and Luis Roniger (eds.): Shifting frontiers of citizenship in Latin America, Brill, 2012
Les dilemmes des universities interculturelles au Mexique, IdeAs – Idées d’Amériques (2) 2012 available online at http://ideas.revues.org/331
‘Shifting frontiers of secularism: conversion-led religious movements and the management of state-religion relations in Europe, the US and Brazil’. Special Issue on ‘Multiple secularities’, International Sociology, 28 (6), 2013 pp. 645-662
‘Intercultural Universities in Mexico: Identity and Inclusion’, Journal of Latin American Studies, 45, 779-811, November 2013
‘Popular religion in Latin America: the impact of Pentecostalism and neo-Pentecostalism, in The Cambridge History of Latin American Religion (eds. Virginia Garrard-Burnett and Paul Freston).
‘Hope and Religion’ in Andrew McKinnon and Marta Trzebiatowska (eds.) Sociological Theory and the Question of Religion, Ashgate, 2014
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Michael Mann is Honorary Professor and Director of Research at the University of Cambridge and Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions in Cambridge in 2004-05, and in 2009 he was appointed to an Honorary Professorship at Cambridge, where he pursues research and teaches final-year undergraduate and graduate students. He is the author of many works in historical and comparative sociology including The Sources of Social Power, which consists of the following four volumes:
The Sources of Social Power, Vol I: A History of Power from the Beginning to 1760 A.D. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986, 540pp. Translated into German, Spanish, Greek, Japanese, Chinese and Korean
The Sources of Social Power, Vol II: The Rise of Classes and Nation-States, 1760 -1914. Cambridge University Press, 1993, 830 pages. Translated into German, Spanish, Greek, Japanese and Chinese.
The Sources of Social Power, Vol III: Fractured Globalization. Cambridge University Press, 2012.
The Sources of Social Power, Vol IV: Universal Globalizations. Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Other recent works include the following:
Incoherent Empire. London/New York: Verso Books, 2003, 256pp. Translated into German, French, Japanese, Italian, Spanish and Korean. The German edition won the Friedrich Ebert Foundation Prize for the best book on politics published in 2003. Second English edition, with a new preface, published 2005.
Fascists. Cambridge University Press, 2004, 429pp. Translated into Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and German.
The Dark Side of Democracy: Explaining Ethnic Cleansing. Cambridge University Press, 2005, 580 pp. Awarded the Barrington Moore Award of the American Sociological Association for the best book in comparative and historical sociology for 2006. Translated into German, Italian and Chinese.
Power in the 21st Century: Conversations with John A. Hall. Polity, 2011, 184pp.
Ella McPherson is Lecturer in the Sociology of New Media and Digital Technology as well as the Anthony L. Lyster Fellow in Sociology at Queens’ College. She is also a Research Associate of the Centre of Governance and Human Rights, where she leads the research theme on human rights in the digital age.
Ella’s research focuses on symbolic struggles surrounding the media in times of transition, whether democratic or digital. Her current research examines the potential of using social media by human rights NGOs for generating governmental accountability. This involves understanding the methodological and reputational implications of using social media and related networks as data sources and dissemination tools, as well as social media's effects on pluralism in human rights discourse. This research is supported by an ESRC Future Research Leader fellowship as well as by the Isaac Newton Trust.
Ella’s previous research, drawing on her media ethnography of human rights reporting at Mexican newspapers, identified the contest for public credibility between state, media, and human rights actors as a significant driver of human rights coverage.
Ella leads The Whistle, an ESRC IAA-funded project to develop a digital human rights reporting application. She is also co-convenor of the Ethics of Big Data Research Group at CRASSH and on the Steering Committee of Cambridge’s Digital Humanities Strategic Network as well as on the editorial board of Cultural Sociology.
Previously, Ella was a Junior Research Fellow in Sociology at Wolfson College and an LSE Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science's Department of Media and Communications. She earned her PhD from Cambridge's Department of Sociology, funded by the Gates Cambridge Trust and an Overseas Research Scholarship. Her MPhil was in Latin American Studies at Cambridge and her BA was from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
Ella is currently on research leave but gives a lecture series and corresponding supervisions on ‘Control and Resistance in Digital Societies’ for SOC 3: ‘Modern Societies II: Global Social Problems and Dynamics of Resistance.’
McPherson, E., 2015. Digital Human Rights Reporting by Civilian Witnesses: Surmounting the Verification Barrier. In R. A. Lind, ed. Produsing Theory in a Digital World 2.0: The Intersection of Audiences and Production in Contemporary Theory. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, pp. 193–209.
McPherson, E., 2015. ICTs and Human Rights Practice: A Report Prepared for the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary, or Arbitrary Executions, Cambridge, UK: University of Cambridge Centre of Governance and Human Rights.
McPherson, E., 2014. Advocacy Organizations' Evaluation of Social Media Information for NGO Journalism: The Evidence and Engagement Models. American Behavioral Scientist, 59(1), pp.124–148.
McPherson, E. & Alexander, A., 2014. Written Evidence for the Social Media Data and Real Time Analytics Inquiry, Science and Technology Committee (Commons), UK Parliament. Available at: http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/science-and-technology-committee/social-media-data-and-real-time-analytics/written/8165.pdf.
McPherson, E., 2012. How Editors Choose Which Human Rights News to Cover: A Case Study of Mexican Newspapers. In T. A. Borer, ed. Media, Mobilization, and Human Rights: Mediating Suffering. London, UK: Zed Books, pp. 96–121.
McPherson, E., 2012. Spot News Versus Reportage: Newspaper Models, the Distribution of Newsroom Credibility, and Implications for Democratic Journalism in Mexico. International Journal of Communication, 6, pp.2301–2317.
Thomas Jeffrey Miley is Lecturer of Political Sociology in the Department of Sociology at Cambridge. He received his B.A. from U.C.L.A. (1995) and his PhD. from Yale University (2004). He has lectured at Yale University, Wesleyan University, and Saint Louis University (Madrid); and he has been a Garcia-Pelayo Research Fellow at the Center for Political and Constitutional Studies in Madrid. His research interests include comparative nationalisms, language politics, the politics of migration, religion and politics, regime types, and democratic theory.
His publications include: “Democratic Representation and the National Question in Catalan and Basque Politics” (International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society, October 2013);. “Blocked Articulation and Nationalist Hegemony in Catalonia” Regional and Federal Studies, Volume 23, Issue 1 (2013): 7-26; “'Linguistic Immersion' and Political Conflict in Contemporary Catalonia,” European Journal of Language Policy, Number 1 (Spring 2013) (with Roberto Garvía); “Franquism as Authoritarianism: Juan Linz and his Critics," Politics, Religion and Ideology, Volume 12, Issue 1, No. 1, 27-50, March 2011; “The Constitution and the Politics of National Identity in Contemporary Spain,” Nations and Nationalisms Vol. 16, Issue 1: 6-30 (2010) (with Enric Martínez); “Analyzing the Dynamics of Assimilation in Nationalist Contexts: Is There Really More Assimilation in Catalonia than in the Basque Country?,” European Journal of Political Research, 47: 710-736 (2008) (with Luis de la Calle); “Against the Thesis of the Civic Nation: The Case of Catalonia in Contemporary Spain,” Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 13 (1): 1-37 (January-March 2007); and Nacionalismo y política lingüística: El caso de Cataluña (Madrid: Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales, 2006). He is co-editor with José Ramón Montero of the Obras escogidas de Juan J. Linz (7 volumes) (Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales, 2008-2013).
Mónica Moreno Figueroa is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow in Social Sciences at Downing College, Cambridge. Her research has primarily developed around three areas: the lived experience of ‘race’ and racism; feminist theory and the interconnections between beauty, emotions and racism; visual methodologies and applied research collaborations. She completed an undergraduate degree in Media and Communication at the Universidad Iberoamericana, León, Mexico in 1996, before moving to the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, to study an MA in Sociology. In 1999, she travelled to the UK to do an MA in Gender, Culture and Modernity at Goldsmiths College, London, where she stayed to take a PhD in Sociology. She has lectured at Goldsmiths and Birkbeck College, London, University of Nottingham, Newcastle University, Princeton University and El Colegio de Mexico.
Lecturer in Sociology
Fellow at Downing College, Cambridge
Other professional positions
Chair of the Ethnicity, Race and Indigenous Peoples (ERIP) section of the Latin American Studies Association (2014-16)
I was born and raised in Mexico. I studied a BA in Media and Communication at the Universidad Iberoamericana in León and Mexico City, and then worked at the Instituto Mexicano de la Juventud, Secretaría de Educación Pública (Mexican Youth Institute, Ministry of Education), first as Head of the Addictions Prevention Department and then as Coordinator of the National Youth Gender Programme. In 1999, I came to the UK to study for an MA in Gender, Culture and Modernity and a PhD in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, London and graduated in 2006. After several temporary teaching positions (at Goldsmiths and Birkbeck), I became a temporary Lecturer in Sociology and Cultural Studies at the University of Nottingham (2006-2007), and then a permanent lecturer in Sociology at the University of Newcastle (2007-2014). In 2012, I was Visiting Research Scholar at the Program in Latin American Studies at Princeton University. I was promoted to Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University in 2014 before coming to the University of Cambridge later that year.
An integral part of my academic work has been my commitment to explore different forms of engaged and engaging sociology with a deep concern for social justice. This has taken me to develop links and projects that aim to make racism public. In the summer of 2011, I co-founded the Collective COPERA (Colectivo para Eliminar el Racismo en Mexico) alongside Dr Emiko Saldivar (University of California-SB) and Dr Alicia Castellanos (UAM-Iztapalapa) and now has grown to include a wider group of academics and activists. The collective has been developing a series of initiatives to make racism public in Mexico, visibilise racism in its multiple forms in the country and incorporate a 'race' perspective in public policy and human rights activism.
My research has primarily developed around three areas: the lived experience of ‘race’ and racism; feminist theory and the interconnections between beauty, emotions and racism; visual methodologies and applied research collaborations. I have focussed on Mexico and Latin America more broadly. The interest in researching the 'qualities' of the lived experience of racism, has taken me to the study of the everyday, the relevance of emotions and affect, as well as issues around visibility and embodiment.
Currently I am developing various research projects:
“Becoming Black: gender, racism and representation in the Costa Chica, Mexico” (2016) interrogates how the official recognition of blackness In Mexico has reconfigured tensions between mixedness and defined ethno-racial identities of indigenous, mestizo (mixed race) and black populations.
The British Academy funded project “Institutional racism and the logics of the contemporary Mexican state” (2016-2018), with Dr Juan Carlos Martinez (CIESAS-Pacífico Sur, Mexico) is a research collaboration that aims to strengthen the study of racism within scholarship on pluralism and legal anthropology and to understand how racism operates in the construction of the state. The project includes exploring three case studies that will analyse how the state defines and offers differentiated access to resources (water), services (health and reproductive rights) and legal recognition (Afro-Mexicans).
The £1m ESRC funded project “Latin American Antiracism in a ‘Post-Racial’ Age” (2017-2019), with Prof Peter Wade (University of Manchester), will investigate antiracist practices and ideologies in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. The project will contribute to addressing problems of racism and racial inequality in the region and to shaping on-going debates there about how to conceptualise and label racism, anti-racism, discrimination and the idea of race.
'Race' and racism, sociology of Latin America, feminist and cultural studies approaches to the body, beauty and emotions, visual culture and methodologies, qualitative research methods.
Key recent publications
Moreno Figueroa, MG and Saldivar, E. (2015) “We Are Not Racists, We Are Mexicans”: Privilege, Nationalism and Post-Race Ideology in Mexico. Critical Sociology. http://crs.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/06/09/0896920515591296.abstract
Moreno Figueroa, MG (2013) 'Displaced Looks: The Lived Experience of Beauty and Racism in Mexico'. Feminist Theory 2013, 14(2): 137-151.
Moreno Figueroa, MG (2010) 'Distributed Intensities: Whiteness, Mestizaje and the Logics of Mexican Racism', Ethnicities 10, 387-401.
Coleman, R and Moreno Figueroa, MG (2010) 'Past and Future Perfect? Beauty, Affect and Hope', Journal for Cultural Research 14(4), 357 – 373.
Moreno Figueroa, MG (2008) 'Looking Emotionally: Racism, Photography and Intimacies in Research' in History of the Human Sciences, 21(4), 66-83. Reprinted in Smart, B. et al (eds) (2013), Observational Methods, London: Sage. Volume 3, Part 3.
Moreno Figueroa, MG (2008) 'Historically-Rooted Transnationalism: Slightedness and the Experience of Racism in Mexican Families', Journal of Intercultural Studies, 29(3), 283-297.
Book Chapters in Edited Collections
Moreno Figueroa, MG and Saldivar, E. (2015) “Comics, Dolls and The Disavowal of Racism: Learning from Mexican Mestizaje”, in Gutierrez, E, Little, M, and Tate, S. (eds.), Creolising Europe: Legacies and Transformations. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press.
Moreno Figueroa, MG (2013) 'Don't you see' [personal reflection], in Casanova, Eryn & Jafar, Ashfan (eds.), Bodies without Borders: Migrating Discourses of Embodiment, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 45-49.
Moreno Figueroa, MG (2012) 'Linda Morenita: Skin Colour, Beauty and the Politics of Mestizaje in Mexico' in Horrocks, C. (ed.) Cultures of Colour: Visual, Material, Textual, Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, pp. 167-180.
Moreno Figueroa, MG (2012) ‘“Yo nunca he tenido la necesidad de nombrarme”: Reconociendo el Racismo y el Mestizaje en México’ in Castellanos Guerrero, A. and Landázuri Benítez, G. (eds.), Racismos y otras formas de intolerancia. De norte a sur en América Latina. Mexico: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana.
Moreno Figueroa, MG (2011) 'Naming ourselves: Recognising Racism and Mestizaje in Mexico' in McLaughlin, J., Phillimore, P. and Richardson, D. (eds.), Contesting Recognition, Culture, Identity and Citizenship. Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp. 122-143.
Recent Research Grants
Cambridge Humanities Research Grant Scheme, "Becoming Black: gender, racism and representation in the Costa Chica, Mexico." January-December 2016, £17,000.
British Academy - Newton Advanced Fellowships, “Institutional racism and the logics of the contemporary Mexican state” (March 2016- March 2018) with Dr Juan Carlos Martinez, CIESAS-Pacífico Sur, £73,952.
ESRC, “Latin American Antiracism in a ‘Post-Racial’ Age”, (January 2017 - January 2019) with Prof Peter Wade (University of Manchester), £1,005,035.
Marcus Morgan is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Sociology Department, and a Fellow & College Lecturer at Murray Edwards College.
His current research is interested in the Black Consciousness Movement in apartheid South Africa. Marcus lectures on the ‘Advanced Social Theory’ paper and on the MPhil in Sociology (the Sociology of Media and Culture). He is also the Review Editor of the International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society.
Morgan, M., (2016), Pragmatic Humanism: On the Nature and Value of Sociological Knowledge, Abingdon, Oxon/New York, NY: Routledge.
Morgan, M., and Baert, P., (2015), Conflict in the Academy: A Study in the Sociology of Intellectuals, London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Morgan, M., (2016), ‘The Responsibility for Social Hope’, Thesis Eleven: Critical Theory and Historical Sociology, OnlineFirst, DOI: 10.1177/0725513616647574.
Morgan, M., (2016), ‘Humanising Sociological Knowledge’, Social Epistemology: A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy, OnlineFirst, DOI: 10.1080/02691728.2015.1119911.
Morgan, M., (2015) ‘Revisiting Orwell and Rorty on Freedom and Truth’, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Vol. 4, No. 8, pp. 853-865.
Morgan, M., (2014) ‘The Poverty of (Moral) Philosophy: Towards a Pragmatic and Empirical Ethics’, European Journal of Social Theory, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 129-146.
Shorter pieces and book reviews
Morgan, M., (2016) ‘Between Cabbages and Kings: Speaking Across Forms of Life’, Social Epistemology Review & Reply Collective, Vol. 5. No. 5, pp. 24-9.
Morgan, M., (2015) ‘The Privatization of Hope: Ernst Bloch and the Future of Utopia’, edited by Peter Thompson & Slavoj Žižek, Duke University Press, British Journal of Sociology, Vol. 66, No. 2, pp. 395-7.
Morgan, M., (2014) ‘Identities and Social Change since 1940: The Politics of Method’, 2010, by Mike Savage, Oxford: Oxford University Press, History of the Human Sciences, vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 150-4.
Morgan, M., (2014) ‘The Posthuman’, 2013, by Rosi Braidotti, Cambridge: Polity Press, Sociology, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 203-4.
2013, Researcher for ‘James Steele: America’s Mystery Man in Iraq’, Guardian/BBC Arabic.
For some of Véronique Mottier's publications online, see: http://cambridge.academia.edu/MottierVeronique
Véronique Mottier is a Fellow and Director of Studies at Jesus College, University of Cambridge (since 1999). She is also Professor in Sociology at the University of Lausanne (since 2006).
Having grown up in Tunisia and the Netherlands, she received a Certificat d’études françaises modernes, a BA & MA in Political Science, and a BA in Sociology from the University of Geneva, followed by a Ph.D in Sociology from the University of Cambridge, supervised by Anthony Giddens. She was Assistant Lecturer and Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Geneva (1989-1999); temporary University Lecturer in Sociology at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge (1999-2002); and NSF Research Professor in Politics and Sociology, Institut d’études politiques et internationales, University of Lausanne (2002-2006). She has taught summer courses in Discourse Theory and Analysis at the ECPR Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis and Collection at the University of Essex (1999-2006), the European University Institute in Florence (2001-2006), the Swiss PhD Summer School in Advanced Methods in the Social Sciences in Lugano (since 1999- ), and at the Universities of Johannesburg, Pretoria, Lisbon, and Hamburg. She has also given guest lectures at the Universities of Amsterdam, Basel, Brussels, Copenhagen, Leeds, Loughborough, Neuchatel, Pune (India), Roskilde, UCL, Zürich, Luzern, UCM Maastricht and many others.
Past positions include: Director of the Laboratoire de Sociologie at the University of Lausanne, a research unit of 6 professors and 29 research staff (2012-2013); member of the national Swiss Expert Committee on Social Exclusion (2001-2009); Chair of the Directors of Studies Committee at the PPSIS (now HSPS) Faculty, Cambridge (2007-2011); co-Convenor of the ECPR (European) Standing Group on Political Theory (1998-2008); co-Director of the joint PhD School in Gender Studies of the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne (2004-2005); Executive Director of the Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies (Michaelmas 2005); and Member of the Organising Committee of the French-Swiss PhD School in Gender Studies (since 2011- ). She was Associate Editor of Feminist Theory (2000-2009) and is on the Advisory Board of the Dutch Journal of Gender Studies and on the Committee of Nouvelles Questions Féministes, founded by Simone de Beauvoir. She is a signatory of the founding Charter of Versus13, which mobilises intellectuals and artists against rising islamophobia and anti-immigrant rhetoric in Switzerland, and a member of the Support Committee for the ‘Wiedergutmachungsinitiative’, a current campaign for compensation for Swiss ‘Verdingkinder’ (‘contract children’ who were forcibly removed from their homes, many of whom were subsequently abused).
She was the first sociologist ever to have been awarded the ‘Prix Jubilé’ of the Académie Suisse des Sciences Humaines et Sociales, for her research on eugenics in Switzerland (2001). Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of social and political theory; historical and political sociology; gender, sexuality and ‘race’; welfare states and social exclusion; coerced sterilisation policies and child removal programs in the Western world; and interpretative research methods, especially discourse theory and analysis. She publishes in four languages; her books include The Rise and Fall of French Social Theory (Harvard University Press, forthcoming), Sexuality (Sterling, 2010), Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2008), and the co-edited volumes Feminist Politics of Reproduction (Sage, 2009), Pflege, Stigmatisierung und Eugenik (Seismo, 2007), Postcommunisme: Genre et Etats en transition (Antipodes, 2004), Genre et politique (Gallimard, 2000), and Politics of Sexuality: Identity, Gender, Citizenship (Routledge, 1998).
Fellow and Director of Studies, Jesus College, Cambridge
Professor in Sociology, Laboratoire de sociologie, Université de Lausanne
Monographs and Edited Volumes
Mottier, Véronique. The Rise and Fall of French Social Theory. Harvard: Harvard University Press (under contract, to be submitted June 2015).
Mottier, Véronique & Robbie Duschinsky (Eds) Special Issue on ‘Classifying Sex: Debating the DSM-5’. Archives of Sexual Behavior (forthcoming).
Mottier, Véronique. Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press (audiobook version with Suzanne Toren) (2010).
Mottier, Véronique. Sexuality. New York: Sterling Publisher (expanded, American edition, 179 pages) (2010).
Mottier, Véronique. Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press (audiobook version with Suzanne Toren) (2010).
Mottier, Véronique. Sexualidade. Uma breve introduçao. Translated into Portuguese by Isabel Veríssimo. Alfragide: Texto Editores. (2010).
Mottier, Véronique. מיגיות מבוא קצר מאור (fully revised and updated edition of Sexuality). Translated into Hebrew by Adara Chatumi. Jerusalem: The Bialik Institute (2014).
Translations into Chinese and Vietnamese (forthcoming)
Mottier, Véronique. Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 151 pages (2008).
Gerodetti, Natalia and Véronique Mottier (Eds.) Feminist Politics of Reproduction. Special Issue of Feminist Theory, Vol.10/2 (2009).
Mottier, Véronique and Laura von Mandach (Eds.) Pflege, Stigmatisierung und Eugenik: Integration und Ausschluss in Medizin, Psychiatrie und Sozialhilfe. Zürich: Seismo, 168 pages (2007).
Hasdeu, Iulia, Mottier, Véronique, Parini, Lorena, Roux, Patricia, Spano, Maria Rosaria (Eds.) Postcommunisme: Genre et États en transition, Special Issue of Nouvelles Questions Féministes, Vol.23, No.2, 168 pages (2004).
Carver, Terrell & Véronique Mottier (Eds.) Politics of Sexuality: Identity, Gender, Citizenship. London: Routledge, 200 pages (paperback 2006; eBook version 2007; Hardback 1998).
Ballmer-Cao, Thanh-Huyen, Mottier, Véronique & Lea Sgier (Eds.) Genre et politique: débats et perspectives. Paris: Gallimard, 542 pages (2000).
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Mottier, Véronique. 'Etat et contrôle de la sexualité reproductive: l'example des politiques eugénistes dans les démocraties libérales (Suisse, Suède et Royaume-Uni)', Politique et sociétés, special issue: Sexualité et politique en francophonie vol.31/2, pp.31-50 (2012).
Gerodetti, Natalia & Véronique Mottier. 'Feminism(s) and the Politics of Reproduction', Feminist Politics of Reproduction: Special Issue of the journal Feminist Theory, edited by N. Gerodetti et V. Mottier, Vol.10/2, pp.147-152 (2009).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Theorising Sexuality: Gender Power, Feminism and Sexual Liberation', Tsantsa Revue de la Société suisse d'ethnologie 13: 34-41 (2008).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Eugenics, Politics and the State: Social-Democracy and the Swiss Gardening State', Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 39(2): 263-269 (2008).
Mottier, Véronique & Natalia Gerodetti. 'Eugenics and Social Democracy: Or, How the European Left Tried to Eliminate the " Weeds " From Its National Gardens', New Formations 20 : 35-49 (2007).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Eugenics and the Swiss Gender Regime : Women's Bodies and the Struggle Against 'Difference', Revue Suisse de Sociologie 32 : 253-267 (2006).
Mottier, Véronique. 'The Interpretive Turn : History, Memory and Storage in Qualitative Research, Qualitative Inquiry, 6(2)(2005).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Pragmatism and Feminist Theory', European Journal of Social Theory, 7, 3: 323-335 (2004).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Symposium on Feminist Methodologies: Feminist Political Theory', European Political Science (EPS) 3.2 (spring): 79-84 (2004).
Mottier, Véronique. 'L'Etat, l'analyse des politiques publiques et le genre', in Special Issue: Staat, Politik und Geschlecht. Genderforschung in der Politikwissenschaft, edited by S. Hardmeier. Universelle (6):103-118 (2004).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Sociaal-democratie en eugenetica' (in Dutch: 'Social-democracy and eugenics'), Socialisme en Democratie 9: 20-28 (2003).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Discourse Analysis and the Politics of Identity/Difference', European Political Science (EPS) 2.1 (autumn):57-60 (2002).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Masculine Domination: Gender and Power in Bourdieu's Writings', Feminist Theory, vol.3(3): 345-359 (2002).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Foucault Revisited: Recent Assessments of the Legacy', Acta Sociologica 44(4): 329-336 (2001).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Narratives of National Identity: Sexuality, Race and the Swiss "Dream of Order"', Swiss Journal of Sociology 26(3): 533-556 (2000).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Anthony Giddens over de Derde Weg' (In Dutch: Anthony Giddens and the Third Way). Krisis, 77: 64-72 (1999).
Mottier, Véronique. 'The Politics of Sex: Truth Games and the Hite Reports', Economy and Society Vol.24 No.4 (November): 520-39 (1995).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Citizenship and Gender Division in the Swiss Direct Democracy: from Structures to Political Action', West European Politics Vol. 18, No.1 (January): 161-172 (1995).
Mottier, Véronique. 'La mise en discours de la sexualité: le féminisme à la recherche de stratégies', Annuaire Suisse de science politique no.34: 79-98 (1994).
Caramani, Daniele, Mottier, Véronique & William Ossipow. 'La guerre du Golfe et la presse genevoise', Hermès 13-14: 155-164 (1994).
also published in Spanish translation: Caramani, Daniele, Mottier, Véronique & William Ossipow. 'La guerra del Golfo y la prensa de Ginebra', pp.164-174 in Isabel Veyrat-Masson y Daniel Dayan (Eds), Espacios publicos en imagines, Barcelona : Gedisa Editorial (1997).
Mottier, Véronique. ‘Sterilisation, including coerced/forced sterilisation’, in Nancy Naples (Ed.) Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies (5 volumes) (forthcoming).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Reproductive Rights', pp.214-235 in Waylen, G., Celis, K, Weldon, L. & J. Kantola (Eds) The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics, Oxford: Oxford University Press (2013).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Gender, Reproductive Politics and the Liberal State: Beyond Foucault', pp.142-157 in Duschinsky, R. & L.A. Rocha (Eds) Foucault, The Family and Politics, Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (2012).
Baert, Patrick, Weinberg, Darin, Véronique Mottier. 'Social constructionism, postmodernism and deconstructionism', pp.475-486 in I. C. Jarvie & J. Zamora-Bonilla (Eds) The Sage Handbook of The Philosophy of Social Sciences, Sage (2011).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Eugenics and the State: Policy-Making in Comparative Perspective', pp.134-153 in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenics, edited by A. Bashford & P. Levine. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2010).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Eugenic "Science" and the Trajectory into Modernity', in Wecker, R., Braunschweig, S., Imboden, G., Küchenhoff, B., Ritter, H.J. (Eds) Wie nationalsozialistisch ist die Eugenik? Wien: Bohlau Verlag (2009).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Metaphors, Mini-Narratives and Foucauldian Discourse Theory', pp.182-194 in T. Carver & J. Pikalo (Eds), Political Language and Metaphor, London: Routledge (2008).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Einleitung' & 'Introduction', pp.7-16 (German version) & 17-25 (French version) in V. Mottier & L. Von Mandach (Eds) Pflege, Stigmatisierung und Eugenik: Integration und Ausschluss in Medizin, Psychiatrie und Sozialhilfe, Zürich: Seismo (2007).
Mottier, Véronique. 'American pragmatism, Neopragmatism, and Feminist Political Theory: a Failed Rendez-Vous?', pp.95-113 in Pragmatism and European Social Theory, edited by P. Baert & B. Turner, Oxford: The Bardwell Press (2007).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Féminisme', pp.455-457 in Dictionnaire des sciences humaines, edited by S. Mesure & P. Savidan, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France (2006).
Mottier, Véronique. 'From Welfare to Social Exclusion: Eugenic Social Policies and the Swiss National Order,' pp. 255-274 in Discourse Theory in European Politics: Identity, Policy, Governance, edited by D. Howarth & J. Torfing. London: Palgrave MacMillan (2005).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Feminism and Gender Theory: The Return of the State', in Handbook of Political Theory, edited by J. Gauss & C. Kukathas, New York: Sage (2004).
Mottier, Véronique. 'The Interpretive Turn: History, Memory, and Storage in Qualitative research', pp. 39-50 in Qualitative Inquiry: Research, Archiving, and Re-use, edited by M. Bergman and T. S. Eberle, Bern: Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (2004).
Bergman, Manfred Max & Mottier, Véronique. 'La diversité culturelle en Suisse', pp. 71-99 in Rapport Rocial 2004, edited by C. Suter, I. Renschler & D. Joye. Zürich: Seismo (2004).
also published in German translation as: Bergman, M. & V. Mottier (2004), 'Kulturelle Vierfalt in der Schweiz', pp. 73-100 in Sozialbericht 2004, edited by C. Suter, I. Renschler & D. Joye. Zürich: Seismo.
Mottier, Véronique. 'Sozialdarwinismus', in E. Carigiet, U. Mäder & J.M. Bonvin (Eds), Wörterbuch der Sozialpolitik, Zürich: Rotpunktverlag: 277 (2003).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Eugenik', in E. Carigiet, U. Mäder & J.M. Bonvin (Eds), Wörterbuch der Sozialpolitik, Zürich: Rotpunktverlag: 89-90 (2003).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Hermeneutics and Interpretative Validity: Limits to Interpretation', in Social Science Methodology in the New Millenium, edited by J.Blasius, J.Hox, E.de Leeuw & P.Schmidt. Opladen, FRG: Leske & Budrich (2001).
Mottier, Véronique, Sgier, Lea & Thanh-Huyen Ballmer-Cao. 'Les rapports entre le genre et la politique', in Ballmer-Cao, T.-H., Mottier, V. & L. Sgier (Eds) Genre et politique: débats et perspectives. Paris: Gallimard (2000).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Praxis, Macht und Interpretation: Garfinkel, Bourdieu, Foucault', pp. 126-157 in Interpretation, Konstruktion, Kultur: ein Paradigmenwechsel in den Sozialwissenschaften, edited by A. Reckwitz & H. Sievert, Opladen/Wiesbaden: Westdeutscher Verlag (1999).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Sexuality and Sexology: Michel Foucault', pp.113-123 in Politics of Sexuality: Identity, Gender, Citizenship, edited by T. Carver & V. Mottier. London: Routledge (1998).
Carver, Terrell & Véronique Mottier. 'Introduction', pp.1-9 in Politics of Sexuality: Identity, Gender, Citizenship, edited by T. Carver & V. Mottier. London: Routledge (1998).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Sex and Discourse. The Politics of the Hite Reports', pp.39-59 in Interpreting the Political: New Methodologies, edited by T. Carver & M. Hyvärinen. London: Routledge (1997).
Mottier, Véronique. 'La structuration sociale de la participation aux votations fédérales', pp.123-144 in Citoyenneté et démocratie directe, edited by H. Kriesi. Zürich: Seismo (1993).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Review of La médecine du sexe et les femmes. Anthologie des perversions féminines au XIXe siècle', Nouvelles Questions Féministes vol.29/3 (2010).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Review of Feminism and the Final Foucault, edited by Dianna Taylor and Karen Vintges', Feminist Theory 8,3: 363-364 (2007).
Mottier, Véronique. 'A Toolbox of Deadly Spanners. Review of the Dits et écrits 1954-88 par Michel Foucault, edited by Daniel Defert & François Ewald', Times Higher Education Supplement 13 October: 27 (1995).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Op zoek naar de genderbewuste politieke vrouw. Recensie van Sue Tolleson Rinehart, Gender Consciousness and Politics ', Tijdschrift voor vrouwenstudies [Dutch Journal of Women's Studies] 15,2: 297-299 (1994).
Other Publications (selected)
Mottier, Véronique (co-authored with 10 others): A Statement on the Meaning, Quality Assessment, and Teaching of Qualitative research methods, Swiss Academy for Humanities and Social Sciences (2010).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Meaning, Identity, Power : Metaphors and Discourse Analysis', Travaux de Sciences Politiques, 30, Institut d'études politiques et internationales, Université de Lausanne (2007).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Against Bologna Mainstreaming : the Cambridge Model', Bulletin of the Swiss Sociological Association, 130 : 47-48 (2006).
Hasdeu, Iulia, Mottier, Véronique, Parini, Lorena, Roux, Patricia, Spano, Maria Rosaria, 'Editorial', in Special Issue on 'Postcommunisme: Genre et États en transition', edited by Hasdeu, I., Mottier, V., Parini, L., Roux, P., Spano, M. R., Nouvelles Questions Féministes, Vol.23, No.2 (2004).
Mottier, Véronique & Max Bergman. 'Sexualité et sida: dynamique de l'intimité et pratiques a risque'. Aids Infothek (2000).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Interactions sexuelles face au VIH/sida et dynamique de l'intimité', Suisse-Sida-Recherche (November): 21-22 (2000).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Sexuality and the Making of the Nation: Eugenics and the Swiss "Gardening State"', Travaux et communications, 6, Université de Genève: Département de science politique (1999).
Mottier, Véronique & Bergman, Manfred Max. 'Etre deux face au sida: interactions sexuelles et dynamique de l'intimité', Psychoscope, 10: 12-13 (1999).
Mottier, Véronique. 'Les règles de la méthode interprétative: au-delà de l'action et de la structure', Études et Recherches no. 27. Université de Genève: Département de science politique (1994).
Passy, Florence, Mottier, Véronique, DiGiacomo, Fabio, Caramani, Daniele, Kriesi, Hanspeter. 'Analyse der eidgenössischen Abstimmungen vom 16. Februar 1992', Vox no. 44 (September), Bern: GfS-Forschungsinstitut & Université de Genève (1992).
Mottier, Véronique, Passy, Florence, Pichelin, Hervé, Kriesi, Hanspeter. 'Analyse des votations fédérales du 3 mars 1991', Vox no.41 (August), Bern: Société suisse de recherche pratique & Université de Genève (1991).
Invited Keynote Addresses (selected)
‘Thinking at the Edge: Sexuality, Transgression, and Limit-Experiences’, Keynote Address to be delivered at the Joint Annual Conference of the Society for European Philosophy and Forum for European Philosophy, University of Dundee (2-5 September 2015).
'Gender Power and the State: Poststructuralism and Beyond', delivered to 6e Congrès International des recherches féministes francophones & Swiss PhD Summer School in Gender Studies, University of Lausanne, 27 August 2012.
'Gender, Sexuality and the State: Beyond Foucault', delivered to Foucault and the Family Conference, King's College, Cambridge (12 Nov. 2010).
'De la libération sexuelle à la sexualisation de la société', delivered to the 30th Anniversary Conference of the Swiss Society of Family Planning, Lausanne (10 Nov. 2009).
'Genre et sexualité', Journée de formation 'genre et violence', Renens (18 Sept. 2008).
'Eugenicist policy-making and the formation of identity : a Foucauldian discourse analysis', delivered to International Conference 'Interpretation in policy analysis : research and practice', University of Amsterdam (31 May-2 June 2007).
'L'invention de la sexualité', delivered to International Gender Conference of the Institute of International and Development Studies 'Transactions autour des corps et stratégies amoureuses contemporaines', Geneva (11 Oct. 2007).
'Sexing the nation : sexuality and national identity in the context of Swiss eugenics (1890s-1960s)', delivered to National Congres of the Swiss Society of Ethnology, University of Lausanne (30 Nov.-2 Dec. 2006).
'Les politiques de la sexualité: l'Etat et le corps des femmes', Cours public, University of Geneva (23 May 2006).
'Metaphors of exclusion: women's bodies and the Swiss struggle against 'difference'', delivered to National Congres of the Swiss Sociological Association, St. Gallen (5-7 Oct. 2005).
Recent Media (selected)
Speaker in the panel debate on Deleuze, ‘Stories of Desire’ & given 3 Academy lectures on ‘Sexuality’ in the academic program at the philosophy and literary festival ‘HowTheLightGetsIn’, at Hay-on-Wye, 24-25 May 2014. see: see: http://iai.tv/video/stories-of-desire & http://iai.tv/iai-academy/courses/info?course=sexuality-and-power
Featured speaker in a television documentary by the award-winning Dutch filmmaker Sunny Bergman titled ‘Sletvrees?’ produced by VPRO/Viewpoint Productions and broadcast on Dutch television on 14 November 2013.
Interviewed in an article titled ‘Reino Unido diz ‘sim’ à uniao gay’, Correio Braziliense (6 Feb. 2013)
Featured in art project on academics’ childhood dreams of their futures by Harry Carr, 12 Nov. 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shxL3UCjEAg
Interviewed in an article titled 'L'eugénisme: l'autre histoire de l'identité Suisse' for the French-Swiss magazine Uniscope no.563 (29 May 2011)
Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival, Christ Church College, Oxford: soapbox event on my book Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction in the Festivals of April 2009 and 2011.
Interviewed in an article titled ‘Reino Unido diz ‘sim’ à uniao gay’, Correio Braziliense (6 Feb. 2013)
Featured speaker in a debate on the future of feminism broadcast live on French-Swiss radio 'La banane' (5 April 2011).
Global Television Network CURRENT TV founded by Al Gore: interviewed for episodes 1 and 14 of a television documentary on changes in sexuality since the 1990s titled 'This is gonna sound a bit gay..'; broadcast July 2009 (channel 183 on SKY, channel 155 on Virgin).
Featured speaker in a Dutch television documentary by Ingeborg Beugel titled 'Geloof, seks en wanhoop' produced by IKON and broadcast on Dutch television on 22 December 2008.
Interviewed in an article titled 'La révolution sexuelle s'est faite. Mais pas tout à fait comme prévu!', published in a special edition on 'May 1968: the contested heritage' in the Swiss daily newspaper 24 heures, 26-27 April 2008.
Last updated January 2015
Dr. Marissa Quie is a Research Associate in the Department of Sociology, College Lecturer in Politics at Magdalene College and Director of Studies at Lucy Cavendish College. She was previously a Research Fellow at Queens’ College and Samuel Reichmann Fellow at Gonville and Caius College Cambridge. She received her Ph.D from Christ’s College, University of Cambridge.
Her main research interests focus on the problem of peace and on the connections between peace, gender and security and regional solutions to the problem of peace. Her research engages with the motifs of participation and protection that characterise debates about women and marginalised groups. She is currently engaged in a research project analysing the appeal of Islamic State for British women.
She has done extensive consultancy work for the United Nations and for the Government of Afghanistan and has acted as an advisor to the Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Programme (APRP) which was initiated in 2010. She has been a Mentor to Afghan students at both Cambridge and Oxford.
“Social Justice and Social Disruption: The Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Program: A Responsible End to War,?” Humanity and Society (Forthcoming, 2016)
Quie, M., (2014) ‘The Istanbul Process: prospects for regional connectivity in the heart of Asia’ Asia Europe Journal: Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 285-300 (Springer Open Access Publishing: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10308-014-0385-7#/page-1)
Quie, M., (2013) ‘Afghanistan as the Heart of Asia: The Istanbul Process and the Future of Regional Cooperation’, International Relations and Diplomacy, volume 1, No. 1, pp 32-46. http://www.davidpublishing.com/davidpublishing/Upfile/10/18/2013/2013101872476385.pdf.
Quie, M., (2012) ‘Peace-building and democracy promotion in Afghanistan : the Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Programme and reconciliation with the Taliban’, in: ‘ Do All Things Go Together? Conflicting Objectives in Democracy Promotion ’ Democratization, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 553-574. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13510347.2012.674362
“Democracy Promotion and Peace-Building in Afghanistan: The Question of Reconciliation with the Taliban” (Standing Group on International Relations: September 2010)
Quie, M (2000) Postmodernist Theories and the Question of Time” in Baert, P. (ed) Time in Intellectual Thought. New York: Elsevier North-Holland.
Dr Mark Ramsden is a Lecturer in Sociology.
Mark completed his undergraduate and masters degree at Liverpool University and continued at Liverpool to complete a PhD examining the evolution of the labour market in Chile during the1980s and 1990s.
His current research explores social and spatial inequalities and how they are shaped by global, social and economic forces, and how both the social and spatial aspects interrelate. With experience of working in a number of different environments, in particular Human Geography and Sociology, Mark takes an inter-disciplinary approach and combines broad sociological knowledge with specific quantitative empirical research. In particular Mark has been exploring the relationship between housing and labour markets, schooling and ethnicity. Recent research focuses on how social and spatial inequalities are reproduced via the family, through education and labour markets, and how social class becomes expressed in terms of occupation and educational achievement. An ESRC funded project investigated gentrification in London and the significance of parental schooling decisions on the process of social upgrading of neighbourhoods and how this may vary according ethnicity.
Research methods, quantitative methods of data analysis, mapping and other methods for depicting social data, social and spatial inequality, global social and economic development and change.
2010 – 2014 Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Kingston.
2007 - 2010 Lecturer in Social and Spatial Inequalities, University of Sheffield.
2005 - 2007 Research Fellow, Department of Geography, King’s College London.
2003 - 2005 Senior Researcher, Centre for Enterprise & Economic Development Research (CEEDR), University of Middlesex.
2000 - 2003 Research Associate, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge.
2000 - 2000 Research Associate, Department of Computing and Management Sciences, Sheffield Hallam University.
1999 – 2000 Labour Market Intelligence Research Officer, University of Manchester.
Hamnett, C., Butler, T. and Ramsden, M. (2013) ‘I wanted my child to go to a more mixed school’: Schooling and Ethnic Mix in East London, Environment and Planning A, 45(3): 553-547.
Butler, T., Hamnett, C., and Ramsden, M. (2013) Gentrification, Education and Exclusionary Displacement in East London. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 37(2): 556-75.
Hennig, B., Pritchard, J., Ramsden, M. and Dorling, D. (2010) ‘Remapping the World’s Population: Visualizing Data Using Cartograms’, ArcUser, Winter 2010: 66-69.
Butler, T., Hamnett, C., and Ramsden, M. (2008) Inward and Upwards? Marking out social class change in London 1981-2001, Urban Studies, 45(1): 67-88.
Butler, T., Hamnett, C., Ramsden, M., and Mir, S. (2008) ‘Socio Demographic impacts of change in East London’, in Cohen, P., and Rustin, M. (eds.) London’s Turning London, Ashgate.
Ramsden, M., Bennett, R. J., and Fuller, C. (2007) Local Economic Development and the Transition from TECs to New Institutional Structures: Partnership, Discretion and Local Flexibility, Policy Studies, 28(3): 225-245.
Hamnett, C., Ramsden, M. and Butler, T. (2007) Social background, ethnicity and educational attainment in East London, Urban Studies, 44(7): 1255-1280.
Butler, T., Hamnett, C., Webber, R., and Ramsden, M. (2007) The best, the worst and the average: secondary school choice and education performance in East London, Journal of Education Policy, 22(1): 7-29.
Bennett, R. J., and Ramsden, M. (2007) The contributions of business associations to SMEs: strategy, bundling or reassurance? International Small Business Journal, 25(1): 49-76.
Shaw, B. and Ramsden, M. (2007) Doing It Yourself: Artist-led Galleries, the ‘Alternative’ and Autonomy, Printed Project, 8: 69-74.
Lyon, F. and Ramsden, M. (2006) Developing fledgling social enterprise? A study of the support required and means of delivering it, Social Enterprise Journal, 2(1): 27-41.
Ramsden, M., and Bennett, R. J. (2005) The Benefits of External Support to SMEs: ‘Hard’ Versus ‘Soft’ Outcomes and Satisfaction Levels, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 12(2): 227-243.
Lyon, F., Evans, M., Ramsden, M., and Birch, J. (2005) Evaluation of the Support for Enterprising Communities Pilot Project, DfES Research Report 653, HMSO: Nottingham, ISBN 1 84478 507 6.
Ramsden, M., Bennett, R. J., and Fuller, C. (2004), ‘The Learning and Skills Council and the Institutional Infrastructure for Post-16 Education and Training: An Initial Assessment’, Journal of Education and Work, 17(4): 397-420.
Bennett, R. J, Fuller, C., and Ramsden. M. (2004) ‘Local Government and Local Economic Development in Britain: An Evaluation of Developments Under New Labour’, Progress in Planning, 62(4): 209-274.
Ramsden, M. Bennett, R. J., and Fuller, C. (2004), ‘Short-Term Policy and the Changing Institutional Landscape of Post-16 Education and Training: the Case of Learning Partnerships in England, Scotland and Wales’, Journal of Education and Work, 17(2): 139-165.
Fuller, C. Bennett, R. J., and Ramsden, M. (2004), ‘Local Government and the Changing Institutional Landscape of Economic Development in England and Wales’, Environment and Planning C, 22(3): 317-347.
North, D., Ramsden, M., Birch, J. and Sanderson, I. (2004) ‘Barriers to Employment in Newham, Report to London Borough of Newham June 2004, http:www.newham/info/research/reports.htm
Ramsden, M. and Shaw, B. (2003) ‘Stazione di Topolò: Changing the World or Escaping it?’, Third Text, 17(2): 1-12.
Fuller, C. Bennett, R. J. and Ramsden, M. (2003) ‘Organised for Inward Investment? Development Agencies, Local Government and Firms in the Inward Investment Process’. Environment and Planning A, 35(11): 2025-2051.
Ramsden, M. Bennett, R. J. and Fuller, C. (2002) ‘The End of TECs: A challenge for Partners and Successor Bodies to Maintain Discretionary Activity’, Policy Studies, 23(3/4): 231-246.
Fuller, C. Bennett, R. J. and Ramsden, M. (2002) ‘The Economic Development Role of English RDAs: the Need for Greater Discretionary Power’, Regional Studies, 36(4): 421-443.
Ramsden, M. (1995) ‘Supply, Demand, Unemployment and Wages in the Chilean Labour Market: 1983 to 1993’, Neo-Liberalism With a Human Face? The Politics and Economics of the Chilean Model, D.E. Hojman (ed.), Liverpool: University of Liverpool ILAS Monograph Series, 20: 171-198.
Hojman, D.E. and Ramsden, M. (1993), ‘Employment and the Labour Market in Chile: trends, fluctuations, and prospects for the 1990s’, The Legacy of Dictatorship: Political, Economic and Social Change in Pinochet's Chile, A. Angell and B. Pollack (eds.), University of Liverpool, ILAS Monograph Series, 17: 107-120.
Michael Rice grew up on a council estate in Norfolk. He was the first member of his family to pursue higher (or indeed secondary) education, and the first pupil from his school to go to Oxford University. After his undergraduate degree, which he began as a lawyer and ended as a mediaeval linguist, he worked at the Survey Research Centre in the London School of Economics. Later, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Trust, he directed a planning law reform campaign and secured legislation to close a loophole that was being exploited by property speculators. For a time, he was Will Hutton's gardener. He then worked as a researcher on health and education at Westminster. While in a Home Office-sponsored post as Parliamentary liaison officer for the haemoglobinopathy charities he was one of the founders of the Genetic Interest Group. Before his arrival in Cambridge as a graduate student he was active in local politics in north London, where he took particular interest in housing and the built environment. For his doctoral research into prisoners’ literacy he spent over two hundred days—but no nights—behind bars. On completion of his doctorate he worked for Nacro’s Crime and Social Policy section. At present, as both a social and an anti-social scientist, he teaches courses on crime and deviance, sentencing policy, elementary statistical analysis and survey research methods to graduate and undergraduate students in the Faculties of Politics, Psychology, Sociology and International Studies , Law, and Social Anthropology
PhD in Criminology, Darwin College, Cambridge, 1999
‘Literacy and Behaviour: the Prison Reading Survey’
MA, Lincoln College, Oxford, 1993
Rice, M. (work in progress). An Elephant on the Moon: the unnatural history of literacy and offending.
Rice, M. (work in progress). Education and Crime: the moralists and the statisticians 1825-1850.
Rice, M., & Brooks, G. (2004). Developmental Dyslexia in Adults: a research review. London: National Research and Development Centre for adult literacy and numeracy.
Rice, M. (2002). Barclays Sitesavers Environmental Regeneration Programme: a secondary analysis. London: Nacro. [Unpublished]
Rice, M. (2002). Addressing Basic Skills Deficits in Offenders: an action research report for the Probation Service in Lancashire. London: Nacro. [Unpublished]
Rice, M. (2001). Ex-offender Trainees in the Transco Green Futures Programme: an evaluation. London: Nacro. [Unpublished]
Rice, M. (2001). Crime, Disorder, and Quality of Life in Inner-City Social Housing: an evaluation of community safety measures in the London Borough of Camden. London: Nacro. [Unpublished]
Rice, M., Howes, M., & Connell, P. (1998). The Prison Reading Survey: A Report to HM Prison Service Planning Group. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Institute of Criminology. [Unpublished]
Rice, M. (2008). Dyslexia and specific learning disabilities. In D. P. Farrington, G. Towl, G. Hughes & D. Crighton (Eds.), Dictionary of Forensic Psychology. Cullompton: Willan.
Rice, M. (submitted). Basic Skills and Crime: science or propaganda?
Rice, M. (1999). Dyslexia and crime. Prison Report (49), 18-19.
Rice, M. (2000). The extent and nature of reading problems in the prison population. Prison Service Journal (129), 2-10.
Selected Conference Papers and Seminars
Rice, M. (2006). What factors predict unemployment prior to arrest in a representative sample of adult male prisoners? Findings from the Prison Reading Survey. (A paper given to the Cambridge Social Stratification Research Seminar, Clare College, Cambridge, September 2006).
From Aristotle to the ASBO: a study of crime and incivility in the inner city.(Darwin College Humanities and Social Sciences Group, May 2005).
Dyslexia and Crime, or An Elephant in the Moon (British Dyslexia Association International Conference, York, April 2001).
The Causes of Crime: Moralists and Statisticians 1825-1850 (British Society of Criminology, Leicester, July 2000).
Findings from the Prison Reading Survey (British Psychological Society Division of Criminological and Legal Psychology Conference, Cambridge, 1999).
Some Findings from the Prison Reading Survey (Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, London, July 1999).
(Il)literacy and (Mis)behaviour (MRC Cognitive Development Unit, London, March 1997).
Jacqueline Scott is Professor of Empirical Sociology, in the Faculty of Human, Social, and Political Science and a Fellow of Queens’ College Cambridge.
From 2004-2010 she was the Director of the ESRC Research Priority Network on Gender Inequalities in Production and Reproduction. This is the largest research multi-disciplinary network of its kind in the UK. She co-ordinates projects across eight institutions that are investigating different aspects of the way women and men’s roles and lifestyles have changed. The common goal of the Network is to understand why gender inequalities remains one of the most pressing social issues of our time and to identify ways that greater equality may be achieved. For further details see:
Trained at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where she received her PhD in 1987, Jacqueline has held a variety of survey related positions before joining the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (now HSPS) in 1994. She was the Director of the Detroit Area Study, from 1989-1990; and Director of the ESRC Centre on Micro-Social Change, at the University of Essex from 1990-1994, where she was responsible for the initial design and implementation of the British Household Panel Study. She was Guest Professor, Zentrum für Umfragen, Methoden und Analysen (ZUMA). Mannheim, Germany (1993, 2005) .
From 2004-2010 she was the Director of the ESRC Research Priority Network on Gender Inequalities in Production and Reproduction. This was the largest research multi-disciplinary network of its kind in the UK. She co-ordinated projects across eight institutions that investigated different aspects of the way women and men’s roles and lifestyles have changed. The common goal of the Network was to understand why gender inequalities remains one of the most pressing social issues of our time and to identify ways that greater equality may be achieved. For further details see www.genet.ac.uk.
Her research interests focus particularly on gender inequalities and changing gender roles; changing family and household structures; inter-generational relations; generational shifts in attitudes and behaviours and life course processes.
1972: University of Sussex, BA Hons. Comparative Religion
1973:University of London, Institute of Education Graduate Teaching Certificate in Education (Distinction)
1983: M.A in Sociology, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
1987: Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
I supervise a range of M Phil and PhD Students and welcome inquiries from graduate students and post docs interested in working in my areas of expertise. Recent PhD students have undertaken research on a wide range of topics including: Changing attitudes towards marriage in Taiwan; Ethnic intermarriage and family orientation; Changing fertility patterns in the UK and Belgium; Family change in Chile; Wellbeing for women in mid-life; Children’s experiences of bullying. Students have received funding from sources such as the ESRC and the Gates Foundation. I have also mentored several post docs who have received funding from sources including the ESRC; Leverhulme; Newton Trust; British Academy and EU Marie Curie.
Scott, J., Dex, S. and Plagnol, A. 2012. Gendered Lives: Gender Inequalities in Production and Reproduction. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham. Available from Edward Elgar Publishing
Scott, J., Crompton, R. and Lyonette, C. 2010. Gender Inequalities in the 21st Century: New Barriers and Continuing Constraints. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham. Available from Edward Elgar Publishing and on their ebook site Elgaronline.com
Scott, J., Dex, S. and Joshi, H. 2008. Women and Employment: Changing Lives and New Challenges . Edward Elgar: Cheltenham Available from Edward Elgar Publishing
Scott, J. and Xie, Y. 2005. Quantitative Social Science (four volume set). SAGE: London. Available from SAGE Publications
Scott, J., Treas, J. and Richards, M. 2004. Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families. Blackwell Publishing: Oxford Available from Blackwell's
Schober, P. and Scott, J. 2012. Maternal employment and gender role attitudes: Dissonance among British men and women in the transition to parenthood Work, Employment and Society 26(3), pp. 514-530.
Collishaw, S., Gardner, F., Maughan, B., Scott, J. and Pickles, A. 2011. Do Historical Changes in Parent朇hild Relationships Explain Increases in Youth Conduct Problems?Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 40(1), pp. 119-132.
Schepman, K., Collishaw, S., Gardner, F., Maughan, F., Scott, J. and Pickles, A. 2011. Do changes in parental mental health explain trends in youth emotional problems? Social Science & Medicine, 73(2), pp. 293-300.
Plagnol, A.C. and Scott, J. 2011. What matters more for well-being: Individual perceptions of quality of life before and after important life events Applied Research in Quality of Life 6(2), pp. 115-137. (Open access available here)
Plagnol, A.C., Scott, J. and Schober, P. 2010. Gender equality in paid and unpaid work: Priorities for UK policy intervention Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal 29(7), pp. 711-715.
Braun, M. and Scott, J. 2009. Gender-role egalitarianism: Is the trend reversal real? International Journal of Public Opinion Research 21(3), pp. 362-367.
Nolan, J. and Scott, J. 2009. Experiences of age and gender: Narratives of progress and decline The International Journal of Aging and Human Development 69(2), pp. 133-158. (Open access available here)
Scott, J., Nolan, J. and Plagnol, A.C. 2009. Panel data and open-ended questions: Understanding perceptions of quality of life Twenty-First Century Society 4(2), pp. 123-135. (Open access available here)
Scott, J. and Nolan, J. 2007. New technology and gendered divisions of labour: Problems and prospects for equality in the public and private spheres Equal Opportunities International 26(2), pp. 89-95.
Scott, J. 2006. Families and gender roles: How attitudes are changing Arxius 15, pp. 143-154. (Open access available here)
Scott, J. 2004. Family, gender and educational attainment in Britain: A longitudinal study Journal of Comparative Family Studies 35(4), pp. 565-589
Burt, K. and Scott, J. 2002. Parent and adolescent gender-role attitudes in 1990s Great Britain Sex Roles 46(7/8), pp. 239-245.
Bergman, M. and Scott, J. 2001. Young adolescents' well-being and health-risk behaviours: Gender and socio-economic differences Journal of Adolescence 24(2), pp. 183-197.
Scott, J. 2000. Is it a different world to when you were growing up? Generational effects on social representations and child-rearing values British Journal of Sociology 51(2), pp. 355-376.
Scott, J. 1999. European attitudes to maternal employment International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 19(9/10/11), pp. 144-177.
Scott, J. 1998. Generational changes in attitudes to abortion: A cross-national comparison European Sociological Review 14(2), pp. 177-190.
Scott, J. 1998. Changing attitudes to sexual morality: A cross-national comparison Sociology 32(4), pp.815-845.
Scott, J. 1997. Changing households in Britain: Do families still matter? The Sociological Review 45(4), pp.591-620.
Scott, J., Alwin, D.F. and Braun, M. 1996. Generational changes in gender-role attitudes: Britain in a cross-national perspective Sociology 30(3), pp. 471-492.
Scott, J. 1995. Using household panels to study micro-social change Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research 8(1), pp. 61-73.
Braun, M. Scott, J. and Alwin, D.F. 1994. Economic necessity or self-actualization? Attitudes towards women's labour force participation in East and West Germany European Sociological Review 10(1), pp. 29-47.
Scott, J. and Zac, L. 1993. Collective memories in Britain and the United States Public Opinion Quarterly 57(3), pp. 315-331.
Buck, N. and Scott, J. 1993. She's leaving home, but why? An analysis of young people leaving the parental home Journal of Marriage and Family 55(4), pp. 863-874.
Alwin, D.F., Braun, M. and Scott, J. 1992. The separation of work and the family: Attitudes toward women's labour force participation in Germany, Great Britain, and the United States European Sociological Review 8(1), pp. 13-37.
Scott, J. 1989. Conflicting beliefs about abortion: Legal approval and moral doubts Social Psychology Quarterly 52(4), pp. 319-326.
Schuman, H. and Scott, J. 1989. Response effects over time: Two experiments Sociological Methods & Research 17(4), pp. 398-408.
Schuman, H. and Scott, J. 1989. Generations and collective memories American Sociological Review 54(3), pp. 359-381.
Scott, J. and Alwin, D.F. 1989. Gender differences in parental strain: Parental role or gender role? Journal of Family Issues 10(4), pp. 482-503.
Scott, J. and Schuman, H. 1988. Attitude strength and social action in the abortion dispute American Sociological Review 53(5), 785-793.
Schuman, H. and Scott, J. 1987. Problems in the use of survey questions to measure public opinion Science 236(4804), p.957-959.
Scott, J. and Plagnol A 2012 "Work-family conflict and wellbeing in Northern Europe", In J Scott, S. Dex and A. Plagnol eds Gendered Lives, Edward Elgar
Bagnol, A.D., Demey, D. and Scott, J. Forthcoming. 'Gender, family and young people's aspirations for SET occupations: A longitudinal view from the British Household Panel Survey youth data'. In I. Schoon et al. (eds) Gender, Aspirations and Pathways to Adulthood. CUP: Cambridge.
Scott, J. 2011. 'Quantitative methods and researching gender equality'. In C. Hughes and R. Cohen (eds) Feminism Counts: Quantitative Methods and Researching Gender. Routledge: Oxford. Chapter 4.
Scott, J., Plagnol, A.C. and Nolan, J. 2010. 'Perceptions of quality of life: Gender differences across the life course'. In J. Scott, R. Crompton and C. Lyonette (eds) Gender Inequalities in the 21st Century: New Barriers and Continuing Constraints. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 193-212.
Scott, J., Crompton, R. and Lyonette, C. 2010. 'What's new about gender inequalities in the 21st century?' In J. Scott, R. Crompton and C. Lyonette (eds) Gender Inequalities in the 21st Century: New Barriers and Continuing Constraints. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 1-18. (Open access available here)
Braun, M. and Scott, J. 2009. 'Changing public views of gender roles in seven nations: 1988-2002'. In M. Haller, R. Jowell and T. Smith (eds) Charting the Globe: The International Social Survey Programme 1984-2009. Routledge: Oxford, pp. 358-377. (Open access available here)
Scott, J. and Dex, S. 2009. 'Paid and unpaid work: Can policy improve gender inequalities?'. In J. Miles and R. Probert (eds) Sharing Lives, Dividing Assets: An Interdisciplinary Study. Hart: Oxford, pp. 41-59. (Open access available here)
Scott, J. 2008. 'Children as respondents: The challenge for quantitative methods'. In P. Christensen and A. James (eds) Research With Children: Perspectives and Practice (2nd Edition). Routledge: Oxford, pp. 87-108.
Scott, J. 2008. 'Changing gender roles'. In J. Scott, S. Dex and H. Joshi (eds) Women and Employment: Changing Lives and New Challenges. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 156-176. (Open access available here)
Scott, J., Dex, S., Joshi, H., Purcell, K. and Elias, P. 2008. 'Introduction: Changing lives and new challenges'. In J. Scott, S. Dex and H. Joshi (eds) Women and Employment: Changing Lives and New Challenges. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 1-18. (Open access available here)
O'Brien, C. and Scott, J. 2007. 'The role of the family'. In J. Coleman and A. Hagell (eds) Adolescents, Risk and Reslience: Against the Odds. John Wiley & Sons: Chichester, pp. 17-40.
Scott, J. 2007. 'Family and gender roles: How attitudes are changing'. In K. Padmaja (ed) Women: Role Transformation. The Icafair University Press: Punjagutta, pp. 61-74.
Nolan, J. and Scott, J. 2006. 'Gender and kinship networks in contemporary Britain'. In B. Lindlay, M. Richards, F. Ebetehaj, and M. Lamb (eds) Kinship, Relationships and Law in a Changing Society. Hart: London, pp. 175-194.
Scott, J. and Braun, M. 2006. 'Individualisation of family values?' In P. Ester, M. Braun and P. Mohler (eds) Globalization, Value Change, and Generations: A Cross-National and Intergenerational Perspective. Brill: Leiden, pp. 61-87.
Scott, J. and Xie, Y. 2005. 'Editors introduction: Overview and major issues'. In Scott, J. and Xie, Y. (eds) Quantitative Social Science: Volume 1. SAGE: London, pp. xvii-xxi.
Scott, J. 2004. 'Children's families'. In J. Scott, J. Treas and M. Richards (eds) Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families. Blackwell Publishing: Oxford, pp. 109-141.
Scott, J., Treas, J. and Richards, M. 2004. 'Introduction'. In J. Scott, J. Treas and M. Richards (eds) Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families. Blackwell Publishing: Oxford, pp. 15-25.
Scott, J. 1999. 'Family change: Revolution or backlash in attitudes?' In S. McRae (ed) Changing Britain: Families and Households in the 1990s. OUP: Oxford, pp. 68-99.
Scott, J. 1999. 'Changing gender-roles'. In G. Dench (ed) Rewriting the Sexual Contract. Transaction Publishers: New Jersey, pp. 126-140.
Braun, M. and Scott, J. 1998. 'Multidimensional scaling and equivalence' in J. Harkness (ed) Cross-Cultural Survey Equivalence. Zuma Nachrichten Spezial.
Scott, J. and Alwin, D.F. 1998. 'Retrospective vs prospective reports in family and household biographies'. In G. Elder and J. Giele (eds) Methods of Life Course Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. SAGE: London, pp. 98-127.
Scott, J., Braun, M. and Alwin, D.F. 1998. 'Partner, parent and worker: Family and gender-roles'. In J. Curtice et al. (eds) British Social Attitudes European Report. Ashgate: Aldershot, pp. 19-37.
Scott, J. 1997. 'Children as respondents: Methods for improving data quality'. In L. Lyberg, P. Biemer, M. Collins, B. DeLeeuwg, C. Dippo, N. Schwarz and D. Trewin. Survey measurement and process quality. New York: John Wiley, pp. 331-350.
Alwin, D.F. and Scott, J. 1996. 'Attitude change- Its measurement and interpretation using longitudinal surveys'. In B. Taylor and K. Thomson (eds) A Decade of Change in Social Values. Aldershot: Dartmouth, pp. 75-106.
Scott, J., Brynin, M. and Smith, R. 1995. 'Children as respondents: The British Household Panel Survey'. In J.J. Hox, B.F. van der Meulen, J.M.A.M Janssens, L.T. Tavecchio and J.J.F. ter Laak (eds) Advances in Family Research. Thela Thesis Publishers: Amsterdam, pp. 259-266.
Braun, M., Alwin, D.F. and Scott, J. 1994. 'Wandel in den Einstellungen zur Rolle der Frau in Deutschland und der vereinigten Staaten' (Sex-role attitude change in Germany and the United States). In M. Braun and P. Mohler (eds) Blickpunkt Gesellschaft 3. Westdeutscher Verlag: Opladen, pp. 41-70.
Buck, N. and Scott, J. 1994. 'Household and family change'. In N. Buck, J. Gershuny, D. Rose and J. Scott (eds) Changing Households: The British Household Panel Survey 1990-1992. ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change: Colchester, pp. 61-82.
Gershuny, J., Rose, D., Scott, J. and Buck, N. 1994. 'Introducing household panels'. In N. Buck, J. Gershuny, D. Rose and J. Scott (eds) Changing Households: The British Household Panel Survey 1990-1992. ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change: Colchester, pp. 10-26.
Scott, J. and Perren, K. 1994. 'The family album: Reflections on personal and family life'. In N. Buck, J. Gershuny, D. Rose and J. Scott (eds) Changing Households: The British Household Panel Survey 1990-1992. ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change: Colchester, pp.263-290.
Alwin, D.F., Braun, M. Harkness, J. and Scott, J. 1994. 'Measurement in multi-national surveys'. In I. Borg and P. Mohler (eds) Trends and Perspectives in Empirical Social Research. De Gruyter: New York, pp. 26-39.
Scott, J., Braun, M. and Alwin, D.F. 1993. 'The family way'. In R. Jowell et al. (eds) British Social Attitudes: Tenth Report. Aldershot: Dartmouth, pp. 23-48.
Scott, J. and Duncombe, J. 1991. 'Gender-role attitudes in Britain and the USA'. In S. Arber and N. Gilbert (eds) Women and Working Lives: Divisions and Changes. Macmillan: London, pp. 51-72.
Scott, J. 1990. 'Women and the family'. in R. Jowell et al. (eds) British Social Attitudes: Seventh Report. Gower: London, pp. 51-72.
Richard Sennett was born in Chicago in 1943. He grew up in the Cabrini Green Housing Project, one of the first racially-mixed public housing projects in the United States. At the age of six he began to study the piano and the cello, eventually working with Frank Miller of the Chicago Symphony and Claus Adam of the Julliard Quartet. Mr. Sennett was one of the last students of the conductor Pierre Monteux. In 1963 a hand injury put a sudden end to his musical career; for better or worse he then embarked on academic study.
Mr. Sennett trained at the University of Chicago and at Harvard University, receiving his Ph.D. in 1969. He then moved to New York where, in the 1970s he founded, with Susan Sontag and Joseph Brodsky, The New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University. In the 1980s he served as an advisor to UNESCO and as president of the American Council on Work; he also taught occasionally at Harvard. In the mid 1990s Mr. Sennett began to divide his time between New York University and the London School of Economics . In addition to these academic homes, he maintains informal connections to MIT and to Trinity College, Cambridge University.
As of January 2010, Richard Sennett becomes emeritus professor of sociology at LSE, while remaining a working professor at NYU.
* Harvard University Ph.D., 1969
* University of Chicago B.A., 1964
* The Julliard School of Music, 1961
Recent Honors and Awards
* The Tessenow Prize, 2009
* The Gerda Henkel Prize, 2008
* The European Craft Prize, 2008
* The Hegel Prize, Germany, 2006
* Helen and Robert Lynd Award for Sociology, American Sociological Association, 2004
* Rothermere Lectures, Oxford University, 2004
* Castle Lectures, Yale University, 2004
* Honorary Doctorate, Loyola University, 2003
* The Berlin Prize for Sociology, 2001
* The Amalfi Prize for European Sociology, 1999
* The Friedrich Ebert Award for Sociology, 1999
* Honorary Fellow, Royal Institute of British Architects, 2009 --
* Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, 2007 --
* Fellow, Royal Society of Arts, 2004 --
* Fellow, The European Academy, 2001 --
* Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1996 –
* Chevalier de l‘Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, 1996
* Fellow, Royal Society of Literature, 1996 --
* The American Historical Association
* The American Studies Association
* The American Sociological Association
* The British Sociology Association
* The International Sociological Association
* Societe Europeenne de Culture
* The Tocqueville Society
* Society of Architectural Historians
* Editorial Board, Pequod, 1985 - 1990
* Editorial Board, The Psychoanalytic Study of Society, 1981 --
* Editorial Board, Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought, 1976 --
* Editorial Board, Theory and Society, 1974 - 1981
Overview of Work
Mr. Sennett’s work belongs to “cultural studies” – but not quite in the usual sense of that phrase. Rather than focus on popular culture, he has explored how individuals and groups make sense of material facts about where they live and the work they do. He focuses on how people can become competent interpreters of their own experience, despite the obstacles society may put in their way. His research thus involves interviewing and ethnography; he also draws on the historical record to set these first-person accounts in context. As a social analyst, Mr. Sennett stands at the end of a long line of pragmatist thought, stretching from Richard Rorty back to William James. As a writer, Mr. Sennett has sought to reach a general, intelligent audience.
His first book, The Uses of Disorder,  looked at how personal identity takes form in the modern city. He then studied how working-class identities are shaped in modern society, in The Hidden Injuries of Class, written with Jonathan Cobb.  A study of the public realm of cities, The Fall of Public Man, appeared in 1977; at the end of this decade of writing, Mr. Sennett tried to take account of its philosophic implication in Authority .
At this point the writer needed a break from sociology, a refuge he found in composing three novels: The Frog who Dared to Croak , An Evening of Brahms  and Palais Royal . He returned to urban studies with two books, The Conscience of the Eye, , a work focusing on urban design, and Flesh and Stone , a general historical study of how bodily experience has been shaped by the evolution of cities.
In the mid 1990s, as the work world of modern capitalism began to alter quickly and radically, Mr. Sennett began a project charting its personal consequences for workers, a project which has carried him up to the present day. The first of these studies, The Corrosion of Character,  is an ethnographic account of how middle-level employees make sense of the “new economy.” The second in the series, Respect in a World of Inequality, [2002} charts the effects of new ways of working on the welfare state; a third, The Culture of the New Capitalism,  provides an over-view of change. Most recently, Mr. Sennett has explored more positive aspects of labor in The Craftsman .
Sennett, Richard. The Craftsman. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008; London: Allen Lane/Penguin Press, 2008; Berlin: Berlin Verlag, 2008; Milan: Feltrinelli, 2008; Paris: Albin Michel, 2009; Barcelona: Anagrama, 2009
Sennett, Richard. Practicing Culture. Oxon: Routledge, 2007
Sennett, Richard. The Culture of the New Capitalism. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005; Berlin: Berlin Verlag, 2005 ; Paris: Albin Michel, 2006; Milan: Il Mulino, 2006; Barcelona, Anagrama, 2006
Sennett, Richard. Respect, In an Age of Inequality. New York: W.W. Norton, 2003; London: Penguin, 2002; Berlin: Berlin Verlag, 2002; Paris: Albin Michel, 2003; Barcelona, Anagrama, 2003; Amsterdam, Byblos, 2003; Milan: Il Mulino, 2004; Moscow, Russian Academy of Sciences, 2004. In preparation: Greece, China, Japan, Korea, Denmark
Sennett, Richard. The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism. New York: W.W. Norton, 1998; London: W.W. Norton, 1998; Berlin: Berlin Verlag, 2002; Sau Paulo: Record, 1999; Lisbon: Terramar, 2000; Madrid: Anagrama, 1999; Milan: Feltrinelli, 1999; Paris: Albin Michel, 2000; Copenhagen: Hoveland, 2000; Amsterdam, Byblios, 2000; Tokyo, Saito, 2000; trans. In preparation: Greece, Russia, Korea, Turkey, China
Sennett, Richard. Flesh and Stone: The Body and the City in Western Civilization. New York: W.W. Norton, 1994; London: Faber and Faber, 1994; Berlin: Berlin Verlag, 1997. Paris: Editions de la Passion, 2003. Madrid: Alianza, 1997. Rio: Compania das Letras, 1996. Translations in process: Poland, Holland, Japan
Sennett, Richard. The Conscience of the Eye. New York: Knopf, 1991. London: Faber and Faber, 1991. London: Norton, 1992. Frankfurt: S. Fischer Verlag, 1991. Paris: Plon,1991. Re-issued Berlin: Berlin Verlag, 2008. Re-issued Paris: Editions de la Passion, 2006. Milan: Feltrinelli, 1991. Barcelona: Versal, 1991. Sao Paulo: Campania das Letras, 1992; Toyko: Inwanami Shotun, 1999. Translation in process: Denmark
Sennett, Richard. Authority. New York: Knopf, 1980. Re-issued New York: Norton, 1993. London: Secker and Warburg, 1983. Re-issued London: Norton, 1993. Paris: Fayard, 1982; Madrid: Alianza, 1982. Milan: Bompiani, 1982. Frankfurt: S. Fischer Verlag, 1985. Re-issued Berlin: Berlin Verlag, 2008. Tokyo: Iwanami, 1986.
Sennett, Richard. The Fall of Public Man. New York: Knopf, 1977. Re-issued, New York: Norton, 1992. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977. Re-issued London: Penguin, 1993. Paris: Seuil, 1979. Re-issued Paris: Seuil, 1995. Barcelona: Peninsula, 1978. Re-issued Barcelona: Peninsula, 2003. Milan: Bompiani, 1980. Re-issued Milan: Bruno Monadori, 2006. Frankfurt: S. Fischer Verlag, 1983. Re-issued Berlin: Berlin Verlag, 2008. Tokyo: Shoban Shan, 1986; Sao Paulo: Compania das Letras, 1989.
Sennett, Richard and Cobb, Jonathan. The Hidden Injuries of Class. New York: Knopf, 1972. Re-issued New York: Norton, 1993. Re-issued New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977. Re-issued London: Norton, 1993. Barcelona: Peninsula, 1974. A French translation is currently in preparation.
Sennett, Richard. The Uses of Disorder. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1970. New York: Vintage Books, 1974. Paris: Editions Recherche, 1980. Re-issued with a new preface, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1984.
Nineteenth Century Cities. Edited by Stephen Thernstrom and Richard Sennett. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1969.
Classic Essays on the Culture of Cities. Edited and introductory essay by Richard Sennett. New York: Prentice-Hall, 1969; Simon and Schuster, 1984.
Recorded Lectures and Talks
Matthew began his academic career in Leeds completing a BA in Sociology. After various jobs, including a Debt Advisor role for a charity, Matthew moved to York to complete an MA in Social Research. His master’s thesis was based on financial inequality and drew its analysis from the most current data on social class provided by the BBC’s Great British Class Survey (GBCS).
From 2011, Matthew remained in York to work towards a PhD in economic sociology. Using archival databases, Matthew’s research examines the policy changes that facilitated the proliferation of credit from the 1980 onwards, along with the political and economic rationality driving the implementation of those policies. Following on from this analysis, his research then explores the way credit is utilised by individuals in the formation of their identities, with a particular focus on social class processes in systems of amplifying inequality, before exploring the impacts falling into debt, and the retraction of credit, has on the individuals self-concept and social position. For this in-depth interviews were carried out across Britain with people using the services of StepChange Debt Charity to help them with their financial difficulties.
While at York Matthew worked as a tutor in both social theory and research methods, and also as a supervisor for a programme designed to encourage individuals from under-represented groups to pursue a university education. In addition, Matthew completed a professional qualification in teaching and is now an ‘associate fellow’ of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
In October 2014, Matthew joined the Department of Sociology as a Teaching Associate in quantitative methods.
Göran Therborn holds the Chair of Sociology since October 1st 2006. Previously he was co-Director of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala, and University Professor of Sociology at Uppsala University.
He was born in 1941 and was educated at Lund University, in sociology, politics, and economics, where he was the last social scientist to receive the old Fil. Dr. degree in 1974. He was Professor of Political Science in the Netherlands in the 1980s. For shorter periods he has taught in Eastern Europe was well as in half a dozen countries of Western Europe, in the Americas from Boston to Buenos Aires, in Asia in Tehran and Seoul, and in Australia.
He is currently working on:
Capital cities as representations of power
Global processes of inequality, and other global processes and comparisons, in particular of sex-gender-family relations
Contemporary radical thought and forces of possible change
Pathways into and out of modernity
John B. Thompson is Professor of Sociology at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. He received a BA from Keele in 1975 and a PhD from Cambridge in 1979. He was a Research Fellow at Jesus College from 1979 to 1984. He was appointed Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Cambridge in 1985, Reader in Sociology in 1994 and Professor of Sociology in 2001. He has held Visiting Professorships at universities in the United States, Canada, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, China and South Africa. His main areas of research are contemporary social and political theory; sociology of the media and modern culture; the social organization of the media industries; the social and political impact of information and communication technologies; and the changing forms of political communication. Recent publications include Ideology and Modern Culture (1990), The Media and Modernity (1995), Political Scandal (2000), Books in the Digital Age (2005) and Merchants of Culture (2010). He was awarded the European Amalfi Prize for Sociology and the Social Sciences in 2001 for his work on political scandal. He is currently working on the impact of the digital revolution on the book publishing industry.
1979-84: Research Fellow, Jesus College, Cambridge
1985-94: Lecturer in Sociology, University of Cambridge; Fellow of Jesus College
1994-2001: Reader in Sociology
2001-Present : Professor of Sociology
Contemporary social and political theory
Sociology of the media and modern culture
The social organization of the media industries
The changing structure of the book publishing industry
The social and political impact of information and communication technologies
The changing forms of political communication
I welcome applications from prospective PhD students interested in working in any of the above areas.
From 1990 to 2000 my research was concerned with the nature of communication media and the social and political impact of changing forms of communication. This research resulted in two books, The Media and Modernity (1995) and Political Scandal (2000); the latter was awarded the European Amalfi Prize for Sociology and Social Science for 2001. Since 2000 I've been working on the changing structure of the book publishing industry in Britain and the United States. The first phase of this research was focused on academic and higher education publishing; the results were published in Books in the Digital Age (2005). The second phase of this research was concerned with the changing world of general interest trade publishing and the making of bestsellers and the results are published in Merchants of Culture (2010). The third phase, on which I am currently working, is focused on the impact of the digital revolution on the book publishing industry and the future of the book in a digital age.
Recent Research Grants
1999-2003: Awarded a grant by the ESRC for research on 'New Technologies and Global Change in the Book Publishing Industry'.
2005-2008: Awarded a grant by the ESRC for research on 'Concentration and Innovation in the Book Publishing Industry'.
2013-2016: Awarded a grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for research on 'The Digital Revolution in the Publishing Industry'.
Critical Hermeneutics: A Study in the Thought of Paul Ricoeur and Jürgen Habermas (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1981). Translated into Japanese and Estonian.
Hermeneutics and the Human Sciences: Essays on Language, Action and Interpretation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981).
Habermas: Critical Debates (with David Held) (London: Macmillan; Boston: M.I.T. Press, 1982).
Studies in the Theory of Ideology (Cambridge: Polity; Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984).
The Political Forms of Modern Society: Bureaucracy, Democracy, Totalitarianism (Cambridge: Polity; Boston: M.I.T. Press, 1986).
Social Theory of Modern Societies (with David Held) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989).
Ideology and Modern Culture: Critical Social Theory in the Era of Mass Communication (Cambridge: Polity; Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1990). Translated into Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese.
Language and Symbolic Power (Cambridge: Polity; Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1991).
The Media and Modernity: A Social Theory of the Media (Cambridge: Polity; Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1995). Translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Greek, Turkish, Polish, Romanian, Czech, Korean, Chinese and Japanese.
Political Scandal: Power and Visibility in the Media Age (Cambridge: Polity, 2000). Winner of the European Amalfi Prize for Sociology and Social Science for 2001. Translated into Italian, Spanish, Danish, Portuguese, Greek and Polish.
Books in the Digital Age: The Transformation of Academic and Higher Education Publishing in Britain and the United States (Cambridge: Polity, 2005). Translated into Chinese.
Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century (Cambridge: Polity, 2010).
Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century, Second Edition (Cambridge: Polity; New York: Penguin, 2012). Translated into Portuguese and Chinese.
'The Theory of the Public Sphere', Theory, Culture and Society, 10 (August 1993) pp. 173-89.
'Social Theory and the Media', in David Crowley and David Mitchell (eds.), Communication Theory Today (Cambridge: Polity; Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994), pp. 27-49.
'Tradition and Self in a Mediated World', in Paul Heelas, Scott Lash and Paul Morris (eds.), Detraditionalization: Critical Reflections on Authority and Identity (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1996), pp. 89-108.
'Scandal and Social Theory', in James Lull and Stephen Hinerman (eds.), Media Scandals: Morality and Desire in the Popular Culture Marketplace (Cambridge: Polity; New York: Columbia University Press, 1997), pp. 34-64.
'Die Globalisierung der Kommunikation', Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie, 45/6 (1997), pp. 881-94.
'The Nature and Consequences of Political Scandal', Comunicacion y Sociedad, 36 (July-December 1999), pp. 11-46.
'La transformation de la visibilité', Réseaux, 100 (2000), pp. 187-2100 (2000), pp. 187-213. Translated into Spanish and published in Estudios Publicos, 90 (2003), pp. 273-96.
'The Media and Politics', in Kate Nash and Alan Scott (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2001), pp. 171-82.
'Naturaleza y consecuencias de los escandalos politicos', in Enrique Peruzzotti and Catalina Smulovitz (eds.), Controlando la Politica: Ciudadanos y Medios en las nuevas democracias Latinoamericanas (Buenos Aires: Temas, 2002), pp. 103-135.
'Political Scandal: Power and Visibility in the Media Age', in Carlo Mongardini (ed.), La civilta della comunicazione globale (Rome: Bulzoni, 2002), pp. 213-229.
'Inside the Publishing World', Logos, 16/1 (2005), pp. 18-24.
'The New Visibility', Theory, Culture and Society, 22/6 (2005), pp. 31-51. Translated into French and published in Réseaux, 23/129-130 (2005), pp. 59-87. Translated into Spanish and published in Papers: Revista de Sociologia, 78 (2005), pp.11-29. Translated into Italian and published in Laura Bovone and Paolo Volonté (eds.), Comunicare le identita (Rome: Franco Angeli, 2006), pp. 183-205. Translated into Portuguese and published in Matrizes, 2 (2008), pp. 15-38.
'Survival Strategies for Academic Publishing', The Chronicle Review (17 June 2005), pp. B6-B9. Reprinted in Publishing Research Quarterly, 21/4 (2005), pp. 3-10.
'L'édition savante à la croisée des chemins', Actes de la recherche en sciences sociales, 164 (April 2006), pp. 93-8.
‘La sociologia nel 21° secolo’, Studi di Sociologia, XLIV/2 (April-June 2006), pp. 179-214.
‘US Academic Publishing in the Digital Age’, in David Paul Nord, Joan Shelley Rubin and Michael Schudson (eds.), A History of the Book in America, vol. 5: The Enduring Book: Print Culture in Postwar America (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2009), pp. 361-75.
'Shifting Boundaries of Public and Private Life', Theory, Culture and Society, 28/4 (2011), pp. 49-70. Translated into Spanish and published in Comunicacion y Sociedad 15 (2011), pp. 11-42; Spanish translation also published in Manuel Vicuna (ed.), Catedra Norbert Lechner (2008-2009) (Santiago, Chile: Ediciones Universidad Diego Portales, 2011), pp. 105-31. Translated into Portuguese and published in Matrizes, 4/1 (July-Dec. 2010), pp 11-36.
'The Rise of the Literary Agent', Logos 21/3-4 (2010), pp. 94-108.
‘The Metamorphosis of a Crisis’, in Manuel Castells, João Caraça, and Gustavo Cardoso (eds.), Aftermath: the Cultures of the Economic Crisis (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), pp. 59-81.
Bence Tóth is a research assistant in “The Digital Whistleblower. Fiscal Transparency, Risk Assessment and Impact of Good Governance Policies Assessed” (DIGIWHIST) research project. He assists in a large scale data collection exercise focusing on public procurement. Furthermore, he is also involved in different public procurement related research projects, e.g. empirical analysis of the connection between transparency and efficiency or corruption and collusion detection in PP markets.
Research Assistant, University of Cambridge, UK
M.A. in Economic Policy, Central Europen University, Budapest, 2013
B.A. in Applied Economics, Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest, 2011
Quality of Government, Competition, Corruption, Regulation, Institutional Economics, Political Economy
Peggy Watson graduated in Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, and has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Warwick. During the Cold War she spent a number of years at the Department of Sociology, University of Warsaw, and later at the Technical University of Wrocław, Poland. She has been an invited Member at the School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton USA, as well as an invited Professor at the Gender and Culture Project at the Central European University in Budapest. In 2012 she was Visiting Professor in Sociology at IPSiR, University of Warsaw, and Visiting Research Fellow at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki. She also recently held an academic writing residency at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Italy. She is Senior Research Fellow and Director of Studies for HSPS at Homerton College.
Dr Watson’s research interests lie in the field of post cold war studies. She is interested in researching and theorising the political, cultural, social, and economic contexts that inform competing understandings of concepts such as citizenship, class and gender that have become key in the narration of transition to capitalist democracy after state socialism. She also works on the effects of neoliberal transformations on post-communist health and health care, and since 1991 has been carrying out a long-term study of transition in Nowa Huta/Kraków in Poland. Currently she is working on a project which focuses on class-formation and feminism in postsocialist Poland.
PhD applications in related areas are welcome
PDFs of some of Peggy Watson’s publications can be downloaded at:
P. Watson (ed) Health Care Reform and Globalisation: The US, China and Europe in Comparative Perspective, New York and London: Routledge, 2013 reviewed here
Sole-Authored Articles and Chapters
Catastrophic Citizenship and Discourses of Disguise: Aspects of Health Care Change in Poland, in P. Watson (ed) Health Care Reform and Globalisation: The US, China and Europe in Comparative Perspective, New York and London: Routledge, 2013.
Catastrophic Citizenship and Health Care in Poland, Normy, Dewiacje i Kontrola Społeczna, XIII, pp. 53-79, 2012.
Sackings Expose the Harsh Realities of Poland’s Junk Jobs, Guardian, 23 July 2012.
Fighting for Life: Health Care and Democracy in Capitalist Poland, Critical Social Policy, 31, 1, pp. 53-76, 2011.
Pinup Parliamentarians?! The Czech Republic’s Politics-Gone-Wild, Ms Magazine, Winter, 2011, p. 25.
Obywatelstwo dla Wszystkich? Polityka Zmiany w Ochronie Zdrowia w Polsce, Prace Katedry Socjologii Norm, Dewiacji i Kontroli Spolecznej IPSiR, t.XII, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2010.
Neoliberalizm, Demokracja i Ochrona Zdrowia, Prace Katedry Socjologii Norm, Dewiacji i Kontroli Spolecznej IPSiR, t. XI, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2009.
Inequalities of Health and Health Care in Transitional Europe, in D. Lane (ed) The Transformation of State Socialism, Palgrave/Macmillan, 2007.
Unequalising Citizenship; the Politics of Poland’s Health Care Change, Sociology: Theory, Methodology and Marketing, 2, June 2007 (Ukrainian/Russian translation of 2006 Sociology paper).
Unequalising Citizenship: The Politics of Poland’s Health Care Change, Sociology, 40, 6, pp.1079-1096, 2006.
Stress and Social Change in Poland, Health and Place, 12, pp. 372-382, 2006.
Rethinking Transition: Globalism, Gender and Class, in J.W. Scott and D. Keates (eds) Going Public: Feminism and the Shifting Boundaries of the Private Sphere, Champaign and Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2004 (reprint of 2000 IFJP paper).
Gender and Politics in Postcommunism, in K. Daskalova and K. Slavova (eds) Women’s Identities and Representations in Eastern Europe, Sofia: Polis 2004 (in Bulgarian).
Transformacja Ladu Społecznego w Polsce a Problem Zdrowotności (na przykładzie Nowej Huty), Państwo i Społeczeństwo, IV, 2, 2004.
Nowa Huta: The Politics of Postcommunism and the Past, in J. Edmunds and B. S. Turner (eds) Narrative, Generational Consciousness, and Politics, Rowman and Littlefield, 2002.
Gender and Politics in Postcommunism, in G. Jähnert, J. Gohrisch, D. Hahn, H.M. Nickel, I. Peinl, K. Schäfgen (eds) Gender in Transition in Eastern and Central Europe: Proceedings, im Auftrag des Zentrums für Interdisziplinäre Frauenforschung an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin: trafo verlag, pp.37-48, 2001.
Education: Eastern Europe, in C. Kramerae and D. Spender (eds) Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women, New York: Routledge, 2000.
Education: Commonwealth of Independent States, in C. Kramerae and D. Spender (eds) Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women, New York: Routledge, 2000.
Rethinking Transition: Globalism, Gender and Class, International Feminist Journal of Politics, 2, 2, pp.185-213, 2000
Politics, Policy and Identity: EU Eastern Enlargement and East-West Differences, Journal of European Public Policy, Special Issue: Women, Power and Public Policy, 7, 4, pp. 369-84, 2000.
Theorizing Feminism in Postcommunism, in A. Bull, H. Diamond and R. Marsh (eds) Feminism and Women's Movements in Contemporary Europe, London: Macmillan, 2000.
The Relationship Between Health and Marital Status During Transition in Poland, Eurohealth, 6, 1, Special Issue: Focus on Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, pp. 50-52, 2000.
Antwort an Hanna Behrend, Das Argument: Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Sozialwissenschaften, 42 (1), 234, p. 93, 2000.
Geschlechter- und Klassenverhältnisse im Postkommunismus, Das Argument: Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Sozialwissenschaften, 41 (5), 232, pp. 673-686, 1999.
Eastern Europe’s Silent Revolution: Gender, in J. Lovenduski (ed) Feminism and Politics, Volume II, International Library of Politics and Comparative Government, Aldershot: Ashgate, 1999. (Reprint of 1993 Sociology paper)
Health Difference in Eastern Europe: Preliminary Findings from the Nowa Huta Study, Social Science and Medicine, 46, 4, pp.549-558, 1998.
The Rise of Masculinism in Eastern Europe, in Yinhe Li (ed) Classics of Feminism, Beijing: Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1997 (Chinese translation of 1993 New Left Review paper).
Civil Society and the Politics of Difference in Eastern Europe, in J.W. Scott, C. Kaplan and D. Keates (eds) Transitions, Environments, Translations, New York: Routledge, 1997.
(Anti)Feminism after Communism, in A. Oakley and J. Mitchell (eds) Who's Afraid of Feminism?, London: Penguin, 1997.
The Invisible Hand Vanishes, Times Higher Educational Supplement, March 21, 1997.
The Rise of Masculinism in Eastern Europe, in M. Threlfall (ed) Mapping the Women's Movement, London: Verso, 1996 (reprint of 1993 New Left Review paper).
Marriage and Mortality in Eastern Europe, in C. Hertzman, M. Bobak and S. Kelly (eds) The East-West Life Expectancy Gap in Europe: Environmental and Non-Environmental Determinants, Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1996.
Explaining Rising Mortality Among Men in Eastern Europe, Social Science and Medicine, 41, 7, pp. 923-934, 1995.
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Crisis and Transition: Polish Society in the 1980s, Oxford: Berg, 1987. (with Jadwiga Koralewicz and Ireneusz Białecki).
Social Control and the Law in Poland, Oxford: Berg, 1991. (with Jerzy Kwaśniewski).
The Ontology of Socialism: Jadwiga Staniszkis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992 .
BRITISH COUNCIL AWARD for collaborative research project between the Department of Sociology, University of Warwick and the Institute for Social Prevention and Rehabilitation, University of Warsaw. Project Title: Drug Use in Poland and Britain: the Treatment Response, 1989.
NUFFIELD FOUNDATION for research project entitled: Regulating the Supply of Illicit Drugs: How an Analysis of the Polish Drug Market can Contribute to the British Policy Debate, 1991.
BRITISH KNOW-HOW FUND Consultancy project entitled Identifying and Responding to Local Needs, 1991.
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL for research project entitled Health and Economic Change in Poland. 1991-1994.
INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, PRINCETON USA Project Title: Gender and Globalisation. 1994-1995.
BRITISH KNOW-HOW FUND, Awarded jointly to Dr Peggy Watson, University of Cambridge, and Jan Killeen, Scottish Action on Dementia, for three-day seminar on Dementia in Poland, 1992.
NUFFIELD FOUNDATION, for research project entitled: Understanding the East-West Health Divide: Why Has Rising Mortality in Eastern Europe been Concentrated Among the Non-Married?, 1994.
THE JOHN D. AND CATHERINE T. MACARTHUR FOUNDATION (Chicago, USA), 1996. Award under the Research and Writing Grant Program for Individuals. Project Title: Civil Society and the Mobilisation of Difference in Eastern Europe. 1996.
ISAAC NEWTON TRUST, for research project entitled: Understanding the East-West Mortality Divide in Europe. 1997.
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL, Seminar Competition. Two Year International Seminar Series entitled: Health in Economies in Transition, 1997.
THE BRITISH ACADEMY, for research project entitled: Understanding Health in Eastern Europe: Mortality Differences in Nowa Huta 1974-1997. 1998-99.
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL research project entitled: Lay Theories of Health Risk During Political and Economic Change in Poland, 1998.
WELLCOME TRUST project entitled: Risks, Rights, Responsibility: A Comparative Study of Occupational Health and Metal Manufacture in Poland 1949-1989. 2002-2006.
ISAAC NEWTON TRUST Co-funding for project entitled: Health Care Change in Transitional Europe: Polish Localities and Meta-Transformation, 2007.
THE BRITISH ACADEMY, research project entitled: Critical Condition? Mental Health and Civil Society in Transitional Europe. 2009-2011.
Darin Weinberg received a B.A. in sociology and communications from the University of California, San Diego in 1984; an M.Sc. in social philosophy from the London School of Economics in 1985, and Ph.D. in sociology from U.C.L.A. in 1998. After teaching for three years at the University of Florida, he joined the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (now HSPS) as a University Lecturer in 2000. He held a Lindesmith Fellowship for Drug Policy Studies, from the Lindesmith Center of the Open Society Institute in 2000-2001. He has been a fellow of King's college since 2001, and a Reader in the Department of Sociology since 2012. In 2011 Darin won the Melvin Pollner Prize in Ethnomethodology from the American Sociological Association's Section on Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis and the Outstanding Article Award from the Social Problems Theory Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.
Darin’s research focuses primarily on the practical purposes to which concepts of addiction, mental illness, and learning disability are applied in various historical and contemporary contexts. He is particularly interested in how these concepts figure in state sponsored campaigns of social welfare and social control, and in what their uses reveal about how and why people distinguish the social and natural forces held to govern human behaviour. Beyond these specific research interests, Darin is also more broadly interested in social theory, the sociology of science, sociology of health and illness, and qualitative research methodologies.
Weinberg, Darin. 2014. Contemporary Social Constructionism: Key Themes. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press
Herring, Jonathan, Ciaran Regan, Darin Weinberg, and Phil Withington, eds. 2013. Intoxication and Society: Problematic Pleasures of Drugs and Alcohol. London: Palgrave
Drew, Paul, Geoffrey Raymond, and Darin Weinberg, eds. 2006. Talk and interaction in social research methods. London: Sage
Weinberg, Darin. 2005. Of Others Inside: Insanity, Addiction, and Belonging in America. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press
Winner of the 2011 Melvin Pollner Prize awarded by the American Sociological Association’s Section on Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis
Finalist for: The Phillip Abrams Memorial Prize, British Sociological Association; and The Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize, British Sociological Association
Reviewed in: Addiction; American Ethnologist; Canadian Journal of Sociology; Contemporary Sociology; Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law; Sociology of Health & Illness, Symbolic Interaction
Weinberg, Darin, ed. 2002. Qualitative Research Methods. Malden, MA: Blackwell
Weinberg, Darin. 2013. "Post-humanism, Addiction and the Loss of Self-Control: Reflections on the Missing Core in Addiction Science." International Journal of Drug Policy. 24(3): 173-181
Rosenfeld, D. and Weinberg, D (2012) "Domestic Practice, Situated Contigency, and Adherence to Medical Directtives: A Call for Research" Social Theory and Health, 10(1): 42-60
Weinberg, Darin. 2012. "In Defense of Radical Constructionism." The Sociological Quarterly. 53: 360-373
Weinberg, Darin. 2012. “The Social Construction of Self-Knowledge: A Commentary on the Legacy of Melvin Pollner.” American Sociologist.
Weinberg, Darin. 2011. “Sociological Perspectives on Addiction.” Sociology Compass. 5/4: 298-310
Weinberg, Darin. 2009. “On the Social Construction of Social Problems and Social Problems Theory: A Contribution to the Legacy of John Kitsuse.” American Sociologist. 40(1-2): 61-78 (17 pages)
Winner of the 2011 Outstanding Article Award from the Social Problems Theory Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems
Weinberg, Darin. 2008. “Toward a Post-humanist Understanding of Addiction.” [“Hacia un entendimiento post-humanista de la adicción”] Politica y Sociedad. 45(3): 159-175 (17 pages)
Weinberg, Darin. 2007. “Habermas, Rights, and the Learning Disabled Citizen.” Social Theory & Health. 5(1): 70-87
Weinberg, Darin (with Marcus Redley). 2007. “Learning Disability and the Limits of Liberal Citizenship: Interactional Impediments to Political Empowerment.” Sociology of Health and Illness. 29(5): 1-20
Weinberg, Darin. 2002. “On the Embodiment of Addiction.” Body & Society. 8(4): 1-19
Weinberg, Darin (with Mark R. Fondacaro). 2002. “Concepts of Social Justice in Community Psychology: Toward a Social Ecological Epistemology.” American Journal of Community Psychology. 30(4): 473-92
Weinberg, Darin. 2000. “‘Out There’: The Ecology of Addiction in Drug Abuse Treatment Discourse.” Social Problems. 47(4): 606-21
Weinberg, Darin. 1998. “Praxis and Addiction: A Reply to Galliher.” Sociological Theory. 16(2): 207-8
Weinberg, Darin. 1997. “Lindesmith on Addiction: A Critical History of a Classic Theory.” Sociological Theory. 15(2):150-61
Weinberg, Darin. 1997. “l Construction of Non-Human Agency: The Case of Mental Disorder.” Social Problems. 44(2):217-34
Weinberg, Darin. 1996. “The Enactment and Appraisal of Authenticity in a Skid Row Therapeutic Community.” Symbolic Interaction. 19(2): 137-62
Weinberg, Darin (with Paul Koegel). 1996. “Social Model Treatment and Individuals with Dual Diagnoses: An Ethnographic Analysis of Therapeutic Practice.” Journal of Mental Health Administration. 23(3): 272-87
Weinberg, Darin (with Paul Koegel). 1995. “Impediments to Recovery in Treatment Programs for Dually Diagnosed Homeless Adults: An Ethnographic Analysis.” Contemporary Drug Problems. 12 (2), pp. 193-236
Book chapters and other writings
Weinberg, D. (forthcoming) "Garfinkel, Social Problems and Deviance: Reflections on the Values of Ethnomethodology" in Harold Garfinkel: Praxis, Social Order and the Ethnomethodological Movement, Edited by Douglas W. Maynard and John Heritage. Oxford: Oxford University Press
Weinberg, Darin. 2014. "Psychiatric Diagnosis as Collective Action in a Residential Therapeutic Community." In Turning Troubles into Problems:Clientization in Human Services. Edited by Jaber F. Gubrium & Margaretha Järvinen. New York: Routledge, pp. 67-84
Weinberg, Darin. 2013. "Praxis, Interaction and the Loss of Self Control." In Intoxication and Society. Eds. Jonathan Herring, Ciaran Regan, Darin Weinberg and Phil Withington. London: Palgrave, pp. 232-44
Jonathan Herring, Ciaran Regan, Darin Weinberg and Phil Withington. 2013. "Starting the Conversation." In Intoxication and Society. Eds. Jonathan Herring, Ciaran Regan, Darin Weinberg and Phillip Withington. London: Palgrave, pp. 1-30
Weinberg, Darin. 2012. "Social Constructionism and the Body." In Routledge Handbook of Body Studies. Edited by Bryan S. Turner. London: Routledge, pp. 144-56
Weinberg, Darin (with Patrick Baert and Veronique Mottier). 2011. “Social Constructionsm, Postmodernism, and Deconstruction.” In The Sage Handbook of Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Edited by Ian C. Jarvie and Jesus Zamora-Bonilla. London: Sage
Weinberg, Darin. 2009. “Social Constructionism.” in The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory. Edited by Bryan Turner. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 281-99 (18 pages)
Weinberg, Darin. 2008. “The Philosophical Foundations of Constructionist Research.” In The Handbook of Constructionist Research. Edited by James A. Holstein and Jaber Gubrium. New York: Guilford Press, pp. 13-39
Weinberg, Darin. 2008. Review of The Body in Question: A Socio-Cultural Approach, by Alan Petersen. Contemporary Sociology. 37(4): 365-66
Weinberg, Darin. 2006. "The Language of Social Science: A Brief Introduction." In Talk and interaction in social research methods. Edited by Paul Drew, Geoffrey Raymond, and Darin Weinberg. London: Sage, pp. 1-6
Weinberg, Darin. 2006. "Language, Dialogue, and Ethnographic Objectivity." In Talk and interaction in social research methods. Edited by Paul Drew, Geoffrey Raymond, and Darin Weinberg. London: Sage, pp. 97-112
Weinberg, Darin. 2006. “Social Control.” In The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Edited by George Ritzer. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 4386-4390 (3000 words)
Weinberg, Darin. 2006. “Addiction.” In Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology. Edited by Bryan Turner. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2000 words)
Weinberg, Darin. 2006. “Qualitative Research Methods.” In Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology. Edited by Bryan Turner. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2000 words)
Weinberg, Darin. 2006. “Prejudice.” In Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology. Edited by Bryan Turner. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2000 words)
Weinberg, Darin. 2006. “Agenda Setting.” In The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Edited by George Ritzer. Oxford: Blackwell (1000 words)
Weinberg, Darin. 2005. Review of The Poverty of Relativism by Raymond Boudon. Journal of Classical Sociology. 5(3): 383-84
Weinberg, Darin. 2002. “Qualitative Research Methods: An Overview.” In Qualitative Research Methods. edited by Darin Weinberg. Malden, MA: Blackwell, pp. 1-22
Weinberg, Darin. 2002. “Research Using Artifacts as Primary Sources: Introduction” In Qualitative Research Methods. edited by Darin Weinberg. Malden, MA: Blackwell, pp. 263-65
Weinberg, Darin. 2001. “Self Empowerment in Two Therapeutic Communities.” In Institutional Selves: Troubled Identities in a Postmodern World, edited by Jaber F. Gubrium and James A. Holstein. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 84-104
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Olivier Driessens is Lecturer in the Sociology of Media and Culture. He teaches modules on Theories of Culture and the Media, Digital Media and Everyday Life, and Media and Politics. Previously he held positions at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Ghent University and the University of Antwerp. He was an associate researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London, during his PhD research.
Olivier earned his PhD in Communication Sciences at Ghent University in 2013. He has an MSc in Sociology (University of Leuven) and an MSc in Communication Sciences (Ghent University).
He is Young Scholar representative for YECREA in the Mediatisation Section of ECREA and is currently co-editing a volume on ‘Dynamics of Mediatisation’ with the section’s management team.
His research focuses on media sociological questions on visibility, celebrity, mediatisation, social change, inequality and everyday life. In his PhD research, he studied the celebritisation of Western societies and cultures, i.e. the changing nature and differential embedding of celebrity in fields such as politics, business, academia and law. This work aimed to provide an alternative to previous media-centric analyses and argued that celebritisation is produced by the combined (meta-)processes of mediatisation, personalisation and commodification.
His current work takes his previous attention for causal explanation further by examining how social theories on causal mechanisms can improve the study of media and social change, particularly mediatisation. He is also planning to delve more deeply into the relationships between mediatisation, inequality and power.
Driessens, O. (2015) 'On the epistemology and operationalization of celebrity'. Celebrity Studies, 6(3), 370-373
Driessens, O. (2015) 'Expanding celebrity studies’ research agenda: Theoretical opportunities and methodological challenges in interviewing celebrities', Celebrity Studies, 6(2), 192-205
Driessens, O. (2014) 'A celebritização da sociedade e da cultura: entendendo a dinâmica estrutural da cultura da celebridade' Ciberlegenda, 31(2014), 8-25. [translated republication in the Brazilian journal Ciberlegenda of my 2013 article on celebritisation]
Driessens, O. (2014) 'Theorizing celebrity cultures: Thickenings of media cultures and the role of cultural (working) memory', Communications: European Journal of Communication Research, 39(2), 109-127
Driessens, O. (2013) 'Do (not) go to vote!' Media provocation explained, European Journal of Communication, 28(5), 556-569
Driessens, O. (2013) 'The Celebritization of Society and Culture: Understanding the Structural Dynamics of Celebrity Culture', International Journal of Cultural Studies, 16(6), 641-657
Driessens, O. (2013) 'Celebrity capital: Redefining celebrity using field theory', Theory and Society, 42(5), 543-560
Driessens, O. (2013) 'Being a celebrity in times of its democratization: A case-study from the Flemish region', Celebrity Studies, 4(2), 249-253
Encheva, K., Driessens, O., & Verstraeten, H. (2013) 'The mediatization of deviant subcultures: An analysis of the media-related practices of graffiti writers and skaters', MedieKultur: Journal of Media and Communication Research, 29(54), 8-25
Driessens, O., Joye, S., & Biltereyst, D. (2012) 'The X-factor of charity: A critical analysis of celebrities' involvement in the 2010 Flemish and Dutch Haiti relief shows', Media, Culture & Society, 34(6), 709-725
Driessens, O., Raeymaeckers, K., Verstraeten, H., & Vandenbussche, S. (2010) 'Personalization according to politicians: A practice theoretical analysis of mediatization', Communications: European Journal of Communication Research, 35(3), 309-326
Walrave, M., Driessens, O., De Bie, M., Van Gompel, R., Kerschot, H., & Steyaert, J. (2006). Digitale overheid en burger op één lijn? eGovernment, identity management en privacy [Digital government and citizen aligned? eGovernment, identity management and privacy]. Antwerp: Universiteit Antwerpen
Driessens, O. (in print) 'The democratization of celebrity: On the shifting notions of the celebrity body', In S. Redmond & P.D. Marshall (Eds.), Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Celebrity. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell
Devroe, I., Driessens, O., & Verstraeten, H. (2010) ‘Minority Report’: Ethnic Minorities’ Diasporic News Consumption and News Reading. In S. Van Bauwel, E. Van Damme, & H. Verstraeten (Eds.), Diverse mediawerelden. Hedendaagse reflecties gebaseerd op het onderzoek van Frieda Saeys (pp. 233-249). Gent: Academia Press
Driessens, O. (2013). Book review 'Cultures of Mediatization' (Andreas Hepp) and 'The Mediatization of Culture and Society' (Stig Hjarvard). Communications, 38(4), 451-455.
Driessens, O. (2010). Boekbespreking "De Celebritysupermarkt" (Hilde Van den Bulck & Sil Tambuyzer). Tijdschrift voor Communicatiewetenschap, 38(4), 380-381.
Nitzan Peri-Rotem is Philomathia Research Associate at the Department of Sociology and Postdoctoral Research Affiliate at Darwin College. Her research interests lie in the field of social demography with a focus on social and cultural determinants of fertility patterns in post-industrialized countries. Before joining the department in 2014, she completed a DPhil in Sociology at the University of Oxford on the role of religion in shaping women’s family and employment patterns in Western Europe. In Cambridge, she collaborates with Professor Jacqueline Scott and Professor Sarah Franklin on various projects, including the effects of partners’ relative resources on fertility and union stability, the changing role of education as a determinant of reproductive behaviour and demographic implications of assisted reproductive technologies.
Peri-Rotem, N. (2016). Religion and Fertility in Western Europe: Trends across Cohorts in Britain, France and the Netherlands. European Journal of Population. DOI 10.1007/s10680-015-9371-z.
Peri-Rotem, N. (2012). Statistics of Identity: Representation of Minority Groups in the Population Census. St Antony’s International Review, 8(1), 106-117.
Phren, S. and Peri, N. (2010). Prospective Immigration to Israel through 2030: Methodological Issues and Challenges. Proceedings of the Work Session on Demographic Projections, Lisbon, April 2010. Eurostat Methodologies and Working Papers, 269-278.
Selected conference papers
Education and the Transition to Parenthood among Partnered and Single Women in Britain. International Conference on Education and reproduction in low-fertility settings (EDUREP), Vienna Institute of Demography. Vienna, Austria. 2-4 December 2015.
Couples’ Education, Fertility and Union Stability in Britain: Implications of the Changing Educational Gender Gap. Annual Conference of the European Sociological Association, Prague, Czech Republic. 25-28 August 2015.
Family-Work Practices and Attitudes among Religious Groups in the United Kingdom. British Society for Population Studies Annual Conference, University of Swansea, United Kingdom, 9-11 September, 2013.
Is There Evidence of Fertility Convergence among Religious Groups in Western Europe? Population Association of America Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, 11-13 April, 2013.
The Role of Religion in Shaping Fertility Behaviour in Western Europe. Invited talk for the Fertility, Reproduction and Family Working Group, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 31 December, 2012.
Religious Differences in Family-Work Practices in Europe. European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR), University College Dublin, Ireland, 14-17 December, 2011.
Religiosity, Education and Fertility in Europe: A Cross-National Comparison. 1st Generations and Gender Programme user conference, Budapest, Hungary, 23-24 May, 2011.
Dr Robbie Duschinsky is University Lecturer in Social Sciences, based in the Primary Care Unit. He is interested in social science approaches to questions around health, families and/or professional practice.
His own research has primarily focused on children, families and theories of human behaviour, integrating ideas from psychology, sociology, history and philosophy. He has published in a variety of journals, including articles in Sociology; Journal of Social Policy; Sociological Review; Nursing Inquiry; Philosophy; and Review of General Psychology. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Gender Studies.
He is the co-editor of Foucault, the Family and Politics and Juliet Mitchell and the Lateral Axis, both for Palgrave Macmillan.
Robbie would welcome enquiries from prospective Doctoral and MPhil students for projects drawing on social science approaches in addressing health, families or professional practice. He would also welcome enquiries from prospective graduate students interested in theories of human behaviour, and those wishing to work in the productive in-between spaces underdeveloped by conventional academic disciplines.
Robbie is currently Principal Investigator on a New Investigator Award from the Wellcome Trust for research on debates in attachment theory and their implications for clinical and social welfare practice. Robbie has also conducted evaluation research on the integration of health with social care services. He has an interest in pathways linking early family and emotional life with later health outcomes. He is one of the conveners of ‘Biopolitics and Psychosomatics: Participating Bodies’, a conference taking place at CRASSH in 2016:http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26189
Robbie is also concerned with the conceptual, ethical and social questions that can arise within clinical and professional practice. He recently co-edited special issues of the Archives of Sexual Behavior and of Psychology & Sexuality addressing the implications of new classifications of gender and sexuality in the 5th Edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. He is the co-author of a forthcoming book on themes of power and powerlessness in professional practice.
Selected Recent Publications
Duschinsky, R., Greco, M. & Solomon, J. (2015) ‘The Politics of Attachment’ Theory, Culture & Society, available on Early View
Duschinsky, R. & Wilson, E. eds. (2015) Engaging with the Work of Lauren Berlant, special issue of the International Journal of Politics, Culture & Society, Volume 28, Issue 3.
Duschinsky, R. & Brown, D.-M. (2015) ‘Place and Defilement’ Space & Culture, 18(3): 243-256
Alexi Gugushvili is a Research Associate at the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge with a progressing publication record and broad experience in quantitative data analysis. He has been educated in sociology, political science and economics, among others, at the University of Edinburgh, London School of Economics and Harvard University. In his PhD dissertation, defended in 2014 under the supervision of Fabrizio Bernardi and Martin Kohli at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy, he looked at trends, covariates and consequences of social mobility, bringing an intergenerational perspective to the literature on the social costs of post-communist transition.
Prior joining the University of Cambridge, Alexi worked at St Anthony’s College, the University of Oxford, and at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences, the University of Bremen. He is also an Expert for the European Union Democracy Observatory (EUDO) on Citizenship, an Associate Researcher at the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research at the National Research University, Higher School of Economics in Moscow and an Affiliated Fellow at the Center for Social Sciences (CSS), Tbilisi State University. Alexi serves as the scientific advisory board member of the Caucasus Research Resources Centers (CRRC) and is also an acting member of the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) which collects nationally representative survey data on various stressing social issues such as health, role of government, and social inequality from around the world.
In his home country, Georgia, Alexi has overseen the preparation of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) report, the Regional Development Strategy on Poverty Reduction and Employment and worked for various government and non-government organizations. Internationally, he has served as a Consultant for the Public Sector Governance Group, an expert for International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), as a Generation in Dialogue Fellow at the ERSTE Foundation in Vienna and as an Expert for the Center for Applied Research on Migration (CARIM-East) at the Robert Schuman Central for Advanced Studies in Florence. In 2011, he was also a Visiting Scholar at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the Department of Sociology.
Alexi’s work in political and economic sociology, social stratification and welfare state resulted in a number of peer-reviewed academic publications some of which appear in Comparative Sociology, The Professional Geographer, Journal of Democracy, Europe-Asia Studies, Post-Soviet Affairs and Studies of Transition States and Societies. More manuscripts are under review in Social Science Research, Social Justice Research, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, Nationalities Papers, and Land Use Policy.
At the Department of Sociology Alexi is primarily working for a European Research Council funded project examining the relationship between mass privatization and mortality in post-communist Eastern Europe, PrivMort, using newly generated multilevel indirect demographic cohort study. Alexi has substantial experience in using numerous and advanced statistical methods in his research including various generalized models, quantile regressions, multilevel mixed-effects linear, logistic, ordered and multinomial regressions, factor and cluster analysis, treatment and matching methods, time-serious and panel data analysis, spatial regression technique (GIS) and a set of post-estimation analytical tools.
Alex has taught courses on Social Inequality and Family Dynamics at the University of Bremen, on Advance Research Design at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the EUI, on Migration and Economy at the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET), on European Social Policy at the University of Georgia and on the graphical visualization of regression output using Stata at CRRC Methodological Conference. Alexi previous student supervisions included topics such as quantitative study of nationalism, the consequences of children in same-sex families and the methods of identification of industrial districts.
Previous academic positions
2014–2015: University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom – Postdoctoral Fellow at the St Antony’s College.
2013–2014: University of Bremen / Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany – Postdoctoral Fellow at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Science.
2011: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States – Visiting Researcher at the Kennedy School and the Department of Sociology.
2009–2013: European University Institute, Florence, Italy – Researcher at the Department of Political and Social Sciences.
2007: London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom – Hansard Research Scholar at the Government Department.
Refereed journal articles
Gugushvili, A., & Kabachnik, P., & Gilbreath, A. (Forthcoming) Cartographies of Stalin: Place, Scale, and Reputational Politics. The Professional Geographer. doi: 10.1080/00330124.2015.1089104
Gugushvili, A. (2015). Economic Liberalization and Intergenerational Mobility in Occupational Status. Comparative Sociology, 14, 6, pp. 790-820. doi: 10.1163/15691330-12341368
Gugushvili, A. (2015). Self-Interest, Perceptions of Transition and Welfare Preferences in the New Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus. Europe-Asia Studies, 67, 5, 718-746. DOI: 10.1080/09668136.2015.1045451
Gugushvili, A., & Kabachnik, P. (2015). Stalin is Dead, Long Live Stalin? Testing Socialization, Structural, Ideological, Nationalist, and Gender Hypotheses. Post-Soviet Affairs, 31, 1, pp. 1-36. doi: 10.1080/1060586X.2014.940697
Kabachnik, P., & Gugushvili, A. (2015). Unconditional Love? Exploring Hometown Effect in Stalin’s Birthplace. Caucasus Survey, 3, 2, 101-123. doi: 10.1080/23761199.2015.1044305
Kabachnik, P., Gugushvili, A., & Jishkariani, D. (2015). A Personality Cult’s Rise and Fall: Three Cities after Khrushchev's “Secret Speech” and the Stalin Monument that Never Was. Region, 4, 2, 309-326. doi: 10.1353/reg.2015.0015
Fairbanks, Ch., & Gugushvili, A. (2013). A New Chance for Georgian Democracy. Journal of Democracy, 24, 1, pp. 116-127. doi: 10.1353/jod.2013.0002
Gugushvili, A. (2013). Social Origin, Education and Occupation in Georgia. Caucasus Social Science Review, 1, 1, pp. 1-26
Gugushvili, A. (2011). Material Deprivation, Social Class and Life Course in the Balkans, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Studies of Transition States and Societies, 3, 1, pp. 39-54.
Monographs & book chapters
Gugushvili, A. (Forthcoming). Employment Relations and Emigration Intentions: The Individualization of the Social? In Dahinden, J., Efendic, A., & Zbinden, M. (eds.). Diversity in Migration in South East Europe. Peter Land Academic Publishing, Switzerland.
Fritz, V.M., Gustafsson, A., & Gugushvili, A. (Forthcoming). The Political Economy of PFM Reform: The case of Georgia. World Bank, Washington, DC.
Gugushvili, A. (Forthcoming). Chapter 9: Migration: Economic Aspects. In International Centre for Migration Policy Development. Textbook on Migration. International Centre for Migration Policy Development: Vienna.
Gugushvili, A. (2014). Trends, Covariates and Consequences of Intergenerational Social Mobility in Post-Socialist Societies. PhD dissertation, European University Institute, Department of Political and Social Sciences. Florence, Italy.
Gugushvili, A. (2008). Given the Ageing of the Population How Can Countries Afford Pay-As-You-Go Social Insurance Pensions? In Rao, M. (ed.). Needs and Care of the Elderly – Global Perspective. The Icfai University Press.
Gugushvili, A. (2007). The Development of Public Pension Systems from 1989 to 1997 in the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States of the Former Soviet Union. MSc dissertation. Edinburgh, United Kingdom: University of Edinburgh.
Reports & working papers
Gugushvili, A. (2013). Development and Side Effects of Remittances in the CIS Countries and Georgia. Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.
Gugushvili, A. (2012). Material Deprivation and the Outcomes of Elections. Center for Social Sciences, Applied Social Research Program, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Gugushvili, A. (2012). Country Report: Georgia. European Union Democracy Observatory on Citizenship. Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.
Gugushvili, A. (2012). Welfare State, Social Stratification, Democracy and Emigration. ERSTE Foundation Research Paper. Vienna, Austria.
Gugushvili, A. (2012). The (Non) Reform of the Georgian Pension System, 1991-2011: A Brief History and Update. Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). Oslo, Norway.
Gugushvili, A. (2012). Ascriptive Inequalities and Life Chances in Georgia. Center for Social Sciences, Applied Social Research Program. Tbilisi, Georgia
Gugushvili, A. & Chankseliani, M. (2011). Case study - Georgia: External evaluation of the European Training Foundation. Public Policy and Management Institute, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Gugushvili, A. & Bernardi, F. (2010). Social Class, Education and Poverty. Background paper for EUROPEI 2010, Epidemiology and Public Health in an Evolving Europe, Florence, Italy.
Gugushvili, A. (Co-author). (2009). Working Group on Poverty Reduction and Employment: Diagnostic Report. Task Force for Regional Development, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Gugushvili, A. (Co-author). (2008). Building Personal Accounts: Choosing a Charging Structure. A discussion paper of the Personal Accounts Delivery Authority, the Department for Work and Pensions, London, United Kingdom.
Gugushvili, A. (Co-author). (2007). Tbilisi Millennium Development Goals Report. Prepared by Tbilisi City Hall and the UNDP Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Thanks for stopping by. My research interests and expertise sit at the nexus of social network analysis, organisational studies, economic sociology and social movement studies. The unifying objective of my work is the investigation of how network structure allows actors in organisational contexts to manage uncertainty. Specifically, I recast strategic decisions as questions of network formation in comparatively unexplored scenarios which include: (i) tie formation between two distinct types of organisational actors (e.g., producers and consumers); (ii) tie formation in systems the feature multiple distinct, but overlapping, relationships (e.g., information exchange, money exchange); and (III) tie formation in systems where there are multiple levels of actors (e.g. scientists nested within laboratories) and where relationships may form within and across levels (e.g., scientists’ laboratory memberships, inter-laboratory partnerships, information exchange between scientists). Respectively, these scenarios reflect bipartite, multiplex and multilevel networks.
Methodologically, I am deeply committed to quantitative research methods and I am particularly interested in adopting analytical strategies from diverse fields (e.g., work in biological ecology on plant-animal mutualisms) to answer sociological questions. At present, my research is typified by use of stochastic models of network formation.
Active research streams include: (i) investigation of how bipartite and multiplex network structure provides social change organisations (i.e., non-profit, advocacy, and terrorist organisations) with a means of managing uncertainty when they must make strategic decisions (e.g., choice of alliance partner; choice of protest tactics); and (ii) theorising/investigating complex problem-solving as a multilevel network constituted by team affiliation, information exchange amongst team members and teams' recycling of one another's ideas for solutions to complex social problems — the latter being a type of uncertainty reduction.
I joined the Department of Sociology in February of 2016 to work with Dr. Ella McPherson on the ESRC-funded project where I am exploring flows of information between human rights NGOs and the network-based determinants of these organisations' political influence. In this work, I am especially interested in the multilevel nature of political networks. For an example of this approach, see this recent .
Currently I am also finishing a PhD in Social Research Methods at the London School of Economics & Political Science in the Department of Methodology Prior to joining the LSE, I completed a MSc in Social Science of the Internet at the Oxford Internet Institute as a Clarendon Scholar. I received a BA in Communication Studies from Clemson University and in the Autumn of 2013 I had the distinct pleasure of being a visiting student at the MIT Media Lab (Human Dynamics Research Group) to learn more about models of networks.
Simpson, C. R. (2016). Competition for foundation patronage and the differential effects of prestige on the grant market success of social movement organisations. Social Networks. Issue 46, p. 29-43.
Simpson, C. R. (2015). Multiplexity and strategic alliances: The relational embeddedness of coalitions in social movement organisational fields. Social Networks. Issue 42, p. 42-59.
Chwieroth, J. M., Walter, A., & Simpson, C. R. (2015, June 18). If Greece defaults, dominoes will not fall. The Conversation.
Darja Irdam is a Research Associate at the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge, working for a project examining the relationship between mass privatization and mortality in post-communist Eastern Europe - PrivMort, funded by the European Research Council. The PrivMort project has generated a novel dataset using the multilevel indirect demographic retrospective cohort study technique in Russia, Belarus and Hungary.
Darja is a Gates Scholar and she has been educated at the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Lawrence King.
Darja’s research interests include economic transitions, gender, political economy of public health, alcoholism and mortality.
Darja supervises several papers at the Department including Social Theory, Global Social Problems and Dynamics of Resistance, Modern Britain, and Political Economy of Capitalism.
Dr Montserrat Guibernau, PhD Cantab. Visiting Professor Pompeu Fabra University Barcelona 2017-2018
Montserrat Guibernau is Visiting Fellow at Magdalen College Oxford. She is also affiliated to the Forum on Geopolitics at the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) University of Cambridge. She received a PhD in Social and Political Theory from King’s College, University of Cambridge in 1993 and a BA Honors in Philosophy from the University of Barcelona in 1994.
Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London, 2005-2016. Reader in Politics at the Open University 2002, Senior Lecturer in Politics at the Open University 2000, Senior Lecturer in Politics at the Open University 1998. At the University of Warwick, Montserrat was ESRC Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations 1994, and Senior Research Fellow 1994-1996.
Her current research focuses upon two interrelated topics within the field of Political Sociology: the study of global transformations shaping the construction and expression of nationalism, migration and national identity, and the analysis of national and ethnic diversity within the European Union and North America. Her concerns relate both to cultural issues of identity and political mobilization -including the rise of populism and the resurgence of authoritarian regimes in the West- as well as political questions connected to emerging governance mechanisms and models. She has engaged in empirical research in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Catalonia, Quebec, the Veneto, Austria, Norway and most recently, Greece. She has just completed a Leverhulme Trust Fellowship to research ‘Identity, Emotions and Political Mobilization’ examining the rise of euro-skepticism and secessionism in the EU as markers of significant political and social transformations worldwide.
Selected Books: single author
(2013) Belonging: Solidarity and Division in Modern Societies. (Polity Press: Cambridge) 225 pages. ISBN 978-0-7456-5507-9ppb, 978-0-7456-5506-2hb.
(2009) For a Cosmopolitan Catalanism (Winner of the 2009 Eines Prize) (Angle Editorial Press, Barcelona) 123 pages. ISBN-978-84-927-5824-1.
(2007) The Identity of Nations (Polity Press: Cambridge) 235 pages. ISBN-13: 978-07456-2662-8 (hb), ISBN-13: 978-07456-2663-5 (pb).
(2004) Catalan Nationalism: Francoism, Transition and Democracy (Routledge: London) 208 pages. ISBN: 0-415-32240-5 (hc).
(1999) Nations without States: Political Communities in a Global Age (Polity Press) 216 pages. ISBN: 0-7456-1800-6 (hc), ISBN: 0-7456-1801-4 (pbk). (Winner of the 1998 Trias Fargas Catalan Social Sciences Prize)
(1996) Nationalisms: The Nation-State and Nationalism in the Twentieth Century (Polity Press) 174 pages. ISBN: 0-7456-1401-9 (hc), ISBN: 0-7456-1402-7 (pbk).
(Guibernau’s major works have been translated into, Catalan, Chinese, Hungarian, Korean, Portugese, Spanish, Turkish and Ukrainian).
Selected Edited volumes:
(2010) The Ethnicity Reader Second Edition (Polity Press: Cambridge) 391 pages. ISBN-13:978-0-7456-4701-2, 13:978-0-7456-4702-9 (eds.) with John Rex. (First edition 1997).
(2006) Governing Europe: The Developing Agenda (Open University Press) 150 pages. ISBN: 0-7492-6829-8 (ed.)
(2003) The Conditions of Diversity in Multinational Democracies (IRPP-McGill University Press, Montreal, Canada) 352 pages. ISBN: 0886-45-202-3. (eds.) with Alain Gagnon and François Rocher.
(2001) Governing European Diversity (Sage: London) (editor). 293 pages. ISBN: 0-7619-5464 3(hbk); 0-7619-5465 1 (pbk).
(2001) Understanding Nationalism (Polity Press) 284 pages. ISBN: 0-7456-2401-4 (hc), ISBN: 0-7456-2402-2 (pbk). (eds.) with John Hutchinson.
(2001) Governing European Diversity (Sage: London) (editor). 293 pages. ISBN: 0-7619-5464 3; 0-7619-5465 1. (ed.)
Selected Journal Articles: Refereed
(2015) Guibernau, M. ‘Self-Determination in the 21st Century’ Ethnopolitics: Formerly Global Review of Ethnopolitics, 14:5, 540-546, DOI:10.1080/17449057.2015.1051814.
(2014) Guibernau, M. ‘Catalan Secessionism: Young people’s expectations and political change’, The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs, 49:3, 106-117, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03932729.2014.952955.
(2013) Guibernau, M. ‘Prospects for an independent Catalonia’, International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society (IJCPS) New York, Springer. DOI 10.1007/s10767-013-9165-4.
(2013) The refereed journal Ethnopolitics organized a Symposium around my paper ‘Catalan Secessionism: After Democracy’, Vol 12, 4, November 2013 ISSN:1744-9056.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17449057.2013.843245.
(2011) ‘The Birth of a United Europe: On why the EU has generated a ‘non emotional’ Identity’, Nations and Nationalism, vol.17 (2), 2011, pp. 302-315.
(2011) ‘Prospects for a European Identity’, International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society (IJPCS) New York, Springer, vol. 24 (1), 2011, pp. 31-43.
(2007) ‘La géstion de la diversité nationale au Canada, en Espagne et en Grande-Bretagne’, Éthique Publique: Revue Internationale d’Éthique Sociétale et Gouvernementale, Éditions LIBER, Québec, Ca., vol. 9 no. 1 Spring 2007, pp. 56-68. ISSN: 1488-0946.
(2004) ‘Nation formation and national identity’, Revue belge d’histoire contemporaine RBHC/BTNG Belgisch Tijdschrift woor Nieuwste Geschiedenis, no. 34, vol. 4, pp. 657-682. ISSN: 0035-0869.
(2004) ‘A critique of Anthony D. Smith’s theory of nations and national identity’, Nations and Nationalism, vol. 10, part 1/2. pp. 125-142. ISSN: 1354-5078.
(2004) ‘Nations without States: political communities in the global age’, Michigan Journal of International Law, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 1251-1282. ISSN: 1052-2867. ISSN: 1052-2867.
(2000) ‘Intellectuals and nationalism in nations without states: the Catalan case’, Political Studies, vol. 48, no. 5, pp. 989-1005. ISSN: 0032-3217.
Awards, Prizes and Research Grants
2012-2014 Leverhulme Trust Fellowship project: ‘Identity, Emotions and Political Mobilization’.
2009 The EINES Essay Prize (Irla Foundation) on Catalan Studies for a book length manuscript. Title: For a Cosmopolitan Catalanism.
2007-2010 The Westfield Trust. Research project: Religious Diversity and National Identity in Britain and Spain.
2003-2006 Leverhulme Trust Fellowship. Research project: The Impact of Migration on National Identity.
1999-2001 ESRC 'One Europe or Several?' Programme. Research project: Regional Identity and European Citizenship. Co-director. Award reference number L213 25 2031.
1990-93 King's College, Cambridge: PhD studentship.
Invited recent Talks: Keynote Speaker
17-21 February 2016. 31st Annual Norris and Margery Bendetson EPIIC Symposium on ‘Europe in Turmoil’/ Tufts University, Boston, USA. Title: Migration and The future of the European Project.
30th June 2015. Title: Nationhood for Scotland and Catalonia; Threat or opportunity for the EU? The Forum on Geopolitics at the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Cambridge.
13th March 2015. The University of Newcastle, CSoP event around Montserrat Guibernau’s book: Belonging: Solidarity and Division in Modern Societies, Polity Press, 2013. Title: Belonging: The Necessary Ambiguity of Symbols.
16th March 2015. The British Library, Conference Centre, Bronte Room, London. Title: ‘Prospects for an independent Catalonia’.
24th September 2014, British Academy. Title: Immigration and the Making of British Identity.
11-13th June 2014, States, Peoples, Languages: A Comparative Political History of Ukrainian, 1863-2013. Title: Francoism: Portrait of a Dictatorship, CGIS, Harvard University.
27-29th April 2014, Self-Determination in 21st Century. A Double Edged Word? Title: The Consequences of Democracy: On Catalonia’s self-determination. Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, LISD/WWS, Princeton University.
Montserrat is a Member of the Management Council at the Canada Blanch Centre on Contemporary Spain, London School of Economics. She has taught, researched and supervised graduate students at Queen Mary, the University of Warwick, the University of Barcelona and the Open University. Montserrat has held visiting positions at the University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada, the University of Tampere, Finland, the Austrian Academy of Social Sciences, Austria, the London School of Economics and the University of Cambridge. The most recent award, 2012-2014 Leverhulme Research Fellowship: ‘Identity, Emotions and Political Mobilization’.
Full CV on request.
Mwenza Blell is Lecturer in the Sociology of Reproduction. She uses innovative methodologies to explore the impact of gendered social inequality on bodies, taking seriously people’s own interpretations and experiences of their biological processes in relation to conventional biomedical and bioscientific understandings. She has conducted ethngraphic research in the UK, East Africa, Latin America and South Asia, on such topics as menopause, menarche, and IVF. Her research centres on gender, reproduction and sexuality, as they relate to embodied experience and biological variation.
She is currently the MPhil pathway co-ordinator for Sociology of Reproduction and organises the Sociology of Gender third year paper, the Core Topics in the Sociology of Reproduction MPhil module and the Key Texts in the Sociology of Reproduction reading group.
Mwenza completed an undergraduate degree in Anthropology at the University of South Florida in the US, before moving to the UK to undertake an MSc by Research in Biological Anthropology at Durham University, investigating menarche in the Newcastle Thousand Families Study. Her PhD in Anthropology from Durham University, was a mixed methods ethnographic study of menopause among British Pakistani women in West Yorkshire. She has previously taught in a variety of disciplines on a variety of topics at the University of Bristol, Durham University and Virtual University of Uganda.
Robert is a Research Associate with ReproSoc. He lectures on the paper Sociology of Gender and, over the past three years, has supervised undergraduate students taking the Human, Social and Political Science (HSPS) Tripos, previously Politics, Psychology and Sociology (PPS), on papers Modern Britain, Contemporary Societies and Global Transformations, and The Family. Robert also supervises undergraduate dissertations on topics related to his research interests.
Robert's research combines his interests in parenthood and sexuality. He studies how people who, historically, have not been expected to have children - for example, gay people or people living with HIV - respond to cultural changes around sex and the family and how they approach advances in medicine that enable them to become parents. His work concentrates on contemporary Britain, with a particular focus on assisted reproductive technologies and sexually transmitted infections.
Lucy is a Research Associate with ReproSoc.
Lucy’s research focuses on the interdisciplinary study of assisted reproductive technologies and their relation to contemporary conceptualisations and practices of ageing. This relation is at the heart of her current research project on egg freezing, titled Freezing Fertility: Oocyte Cryopreservation and the Gender Politics of Ageing.
Noemie is a Research Associate with ReproSoc.
My research concerns bioscientific practices in research facilities and hospitals related to human reproduction and health. In India and France, I look at the intertwining of local contexts and global dynamics. Trained as a social anthropologist, I am also inspired by feminist science and technology studies. Although I primarily work ethnographically, I develop interdisciplinary collaborations between the social and life sciences.
Sait is a research assistant in the Department of Sociology.
In May 2016, Sait joined the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge as a Research Assistant on the family trajectories project which investigates how family trajectories and young adults’ housing tenure transitions have changed over recent decades.
Outside of this role his independent research focuses on social stratification, socio-economic outcomes and migration. Sait is particularly interested in ethnic educational outcomes and intergenerational mobility.
Sait holds a Masters degree in Social Policy Analysis (2009) from the Catholic University of Leuven and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Essex (2015), where he also worked as a researcher on the Norface-funded 2000 Families Project. He is co-author of Intergenerational consequences of migration: Socio-economic, family and cultural patterns of stability and change in Turkey and Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
Bayrakdar, S. (2015). ‘Does Ethnic Capital Contribute to the Educational Outcomes of Individuals with Turkish Background in Europe?’ in “The young and the elderly at risk: Individual outcomes and contemporary policy challenges in European societies” by Salagean I., Lomos C. Hartung A. (Eds.), Intersentia.
Guveli, A., Ganzeboom, H., Platt, L., Nauck, B., Baykara-Krumme, H., Eroğlu, Ş., Bayrakdar, S., Sözeri, E.K. and Spierings, N., (2015). Intergenerational Consequences of Migration: Socio-economic, Family and Cultural Patterns of Stability and Change in Turkey and Europe. Palgrave Macmillan.
Gabor Scheiring is a political economist with a multidisciplinary background. He has been working as a research associate affiliated to the PrivMort project led by Professor Lawrence P. King since 2015. He received his degrees in sociology, economics and social anthropology from Budapest Corvinus University and Central European University. In his doctoral thesis titled The Wounds of Transition: The Political Economy of Mortality and Survival in Post-Socialist Hungary that he expects to submit to the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge in March 2017 he investigates the impact of economic restructuring and deindustrialization in post-socialist Hungary on health and the collusion of class and identity in the everyday experience of economic injustice. As part of his research Gábor has among others built a unique company ownership database as well as carried out qualitative fieldwork in industrial towns.
Gabor has several years of experience in researching the formation and the impact of economic policies and the interrelations of democratization and marketization. In 2006 he was involved in a UNRISD research project assessing the social impact of the privatization of water. Between 2008 and 2010 he worked as a research fellow at the Institute for Political Science of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences investigating how social movements influence the policy process. Gabor has extensive experience both in qualitative fieldwork as well as in building databases for quantitative research. Parallel to his doctoral studies as part of his pilot research on the political economy of illiberalism he is currently building a relational database on economic and political elites. Gabor has edited several books in Hungarian related to the political economy of development and globalization.
Parallel to his studies Gabor Scheiring was a nationally and internationally active and passionate member of green and global justice NGOs during 2000s. As a co-founder of a left-green party he was elected as MP in 2010, he was member of the Commission for Economic Affairs of the Hungarian Parliament and served as a member of the board of the party responsible for economic policy. From September 2014 he is the Chairman of the Progressive Hungary Foundation, a think and do tank dedicated to progressive policy research and public education, formulating progressive policy visions, organizing international conferences and carrying out pilot awareness raising projects.
Scheiring, Gábor, Darja Irdam and Lawrence King: “Social Determinants of the Post-Communist Mortality Crisis: A Systematic Review of the Cross-Country Evidence”, Submitted to Sociology of Health and Illness.
Irdam, Dajra, Alexi Gugushvili, Aytalina Azarova, Mihaly Fazekas, Gabor Schering, Denes Stefler, Katarzyna Doniec, David Lane, Irina Kolesnikova, Vladimir Popov, Ivan Szelenyi, Michael Murphy, Martin McKee, Martin Bobak, Michael Marmot, Lawrence King (2016): “Mortality in Transition: Study Protocol of the PrivMort Project, a multilevel convenience cohort study”, BMC Public Health, (2016)16:672.
Scheiring, Gábor (2016): “Sustaining Democracy in the Era of Dependent Financialization: Karl Polanyi’s Perspectives on the Politics of Finance”, Intersections: East European Journal of Society and Politics, 2(2): 84-103.
Scheiring, Gábor (2007): “Barbarians at the Open Gates: Public Sociology and the Late Modern Turn, The American Sociologist 38(3): 294-308.
Scheiring, Gábor (2006): “The Political Anthropology of Environmentalism: Framing Ecopolitics and Building Ideology in the Zengő-conflict (Hungary)”, Anthropolis 3(2): 6-19.
Irdam, Darja, Gabor Scheiring and Lawrence King (2016): “Mass Privatisation”, pp. 488-507 in Jens Hölscher and Horst Tomann (eds.), Palgrave Dictionary of Emerging Markets and Transition Economics. Basingstoke: Palgrave Mcmillan.
Scheiring, Gábor, Bence Tordai and Miklós Sebők (2015): „Basic Income as a Realist’s Transformative Strategy”, pp. 103-116 in Conny Reuter (ed.), Progressive Structural Reforms: Proposals for European Reforms to Reduce Inequalities and Promote Jobs, Growth and Social Investment. Brussels: Solidar & Oficyna Wydawnicza Aspra.
Papp, Gábor and Gábor Scheiring (2009): “Fear of Crime and Confidence in Justice in Hungary”, pp. 93-115 in Anniina Jokinen, Elina Ruuskanen, Maria Yordanova, Dimitar Markov és Miriana Ilcheva (eds.), Review of Need: Indicators of Public Confidence in Criminal Justice for Policy Assessment. Helsinki: Criminal Justice Press.
Boda, Zsolt, Gábor Scheiring, David Hall and Emanuel Lobina (2008): “Hungary”, pp. 178-202 in Naren Prasad (ed.), Social Policies and Private Sector Participation in Water Supply: Beyond Regulation. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.
Boda, Zsolt and Gábor Scheiring (2006): “Privatization of Water in the Context of Transition”, pp. 95-101 in Daniel Chávez (ed.), Public Services Yearbook,. Amsterdam, Montevideo: Transnational Institute.
ResearchGate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Gabor_Scheiring
Academia.edu profile: https://cambridge.academia.edu/GaborScheiring
Julieta Vartabedian has a degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Buenos Aires, holds a European Master’s Degree in Penal Systems and Social Problems from the University of Barcelona and has completed a PhD in Social Anthropology at the same University (November 2012). She was a Leverhulme Visiting Fellow in Sociology at Newcastle University (2013-14) and a postdoctoral researcher in a European Research Council funded project based at the University of Lisbon (2014-15). Julieta will collaborate with Dr Moreno Figueroa (Lecturer in Sociology, University of Cambridge) to explore and further current representations of indigenous female bodies to understand contemporary expressions of racism.
Julieta has analysed processes of exclusion and recognition through the practices of embodiment of those people experiencing exclusion and lack of privilege: women’s imprisonment in Argentina, female sex workers in the city of Barcelona, women who have survived gender-based violence, transsexual women and travestis in Latin America and Europe. In the last years her research interrogates four main thematic areas: a) Identities and transnational migrations (through the study of non-heteronormative groups as the Brazilian travestis, she focuses on how space intersects identity formation processes); b) Beauty processes and recognition (unlike discussions on beauty as part of a structure of patriarchal oppression, beauty is considered as an embodied and empowerment experience used by some subjects as a strategy in their search of recognition); c) Sex work and nomadic bodies (sex work is examined through the lens of non-heteronormative sexualities to include the frequently invisibilised transgender sex workers within academic discussions); and d) New technologies and sex market (using a virtual ethnography, Julieta is interested in travesti/transgender sex workers’ use of digital technologies and advertisements in websites).
Vartabedian, Julieta (in preparation), Travesti Geographies. Bodies, sexualities and Brazilian travesti migrations (under contract with Palgrave Macmillan, Series ‘Gender and Sexualities’).
Vartabedian, Julieta (2016), ‘Beauty that Matters: Brazilian travesti sex workers feeling beautiful’, Sociologus: Journal for Social Anthropology 66(1), special issue on Manufacturing Beauty, Grooming Selves: The Creation of Femininities in the Global Economy, pp. 73-96.
Vartabedian, Julieta (2015), ‘Towards a carnal anthropology. Reflections of an “imperfect” anthropologist’, Qualitative Research, 15(5), pp. 568-582.
Vartabedian, Julieta (2014), ‘Sobre travestis, clientes y maridos: género y sexualidad en la construcción de las identidades de travestis brasileñas trabajadoras del sexo’ [‘Some thoughts on travestis, clients and husbands: gender and sexuality in the construction of the identities of Brazilian travesti sex workers’], Revista de Antropología Social, 23, Complutense University of Madrid, pp. 237-261.
Vartabedian, Julieta (2014), ‘Migraciones trans: travestis brasileñas migrantes trabajadoras del sexo en Europa’ [‘Trans Migration: Brazilian travesti migrant sex workers in Europe’], Cadernos Pagu, 42, Center for Gender Studies, State University of Campinas, Brazil, pp. 275-312.
Dr Hogarth is Lecturer in Sociology of Science and Technology at the University of Cambridge.
Dr Hogarth's work focuses on biomedical innovation and his research has investigated a diverse range of emergent biotechnologies, such as stem cell therapies and synthetic biology. His primary interest is the impact of genomic science on the diagnostics sector, and he has published extensively on the political economy of diagnostic innovation, with a particular focus on regulatory governance and intellectual property rights.
Dr Hogarth uses an international comparative methodology to explore the
continued salience of national institutions such as regulatory regimes
and healthcare systems, in a bioeconomy which is increasingly
characterised by global governance structures, international scientific
collaborations and transnational flows of capital and scientific labour.
His work is situated at the interface of science and technology studies,
medical sociology, history of medicine, bioethics, innovation studies and
regulatory studies and involves interdisciplinary collaboration with
scholars across the domains of biomedicine, law, politics and public
health. He has long-standing collaborative links with Dr Kathy Liddell,
Director of the Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences at Faculty of
His work combines empirical research with normative analysis of public
policy and commercial strategy. He has produced policy reports for the
European Commission and Health Canada, and in the UK Human Genetics
Commission. He was a member of the Department of Health's Emerging
Science and Bioethics Advisory Committee from 2012-14, and currently
serves on an external strategy group advising the Medicines and
Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency's on the revision of the EU
regulations for diagnostic devices.
Kate Williams is an Economic and Social Research Council Future Research Leaders Fellow as well as a Research Fellow at Lucy Cavendish College.
Kate’s research focuses on knowledge production, use and evaluation in policy contexts. Her current work examines the institutional effects of new technologies of research impact measurement, namely alternative metrics of research impact ('altmetrics'). Utilising a combination of network analysis and ethnography, the project will be a novel sociological study on the use and effects of altmetrics in multilateral institutions. This research is supported by an Economic and Social Research Council Future Research Leader Grant, the Isaac Newton Trust and Lucy Cavendish College.
Kate’s previous research considered policy knowledge production in diverse research contexts, including university departments, think tanks and government agencies. Her research reframed the field of development research as an interstitial and transnational ‘space of social relationships’ between the media, politics, business and academia, and reconceptualised research contexts as negotiated sites of public intellectual participation. Kate earned her PhD from Cambridge's Department of Sociology, supported by a Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Programme Scholarship and the Cambridge Overseas Trust.