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Department of Sociology


Prof Patrick Baert

Patrick Baert128

Professor in Social Theory

Sociology of intellectuals; sociology of culture; social theory; intellectual history

Dr Brendan Burchell

Brendan Burchell128

Reader in Sociology

The effects of labour market experiences of psychological well-being; employment and unemployment

Dr Filipe Carreira Da Silva

Filipe Carreira da Silva128

Fellow of Selwyn College

Social and political theory; citizenship studies; intellectual history

Dr Manali Desai


Reader in Sociology

Dr Teije Donker

Teije Donker128

Lecturer in Sociology

Questions of power, identity and religion in contexts of political transitions, focusing specifically on Tunisia, Syria and Turkey

Sarah Franklin128

Professor of Sociology

Head of Department

'New kinship studies': the social study of new reproductive technologies; the cultural analysis of bioscience, biomedicine and biotechnology

Prof Jennifer Gabrys

Chair in Media, Culture and Environment

Digital technology, citizen data, environmental media, and emergent forms of political engagement

Dr Stuart  Hogarth

Stuart Hogarth128

Lecturer in Sociology of Science and Technology

Science; technology; biomedical innovation; political economy of diagnostic innovation

Dr Maria Iacovou

Maria Iacovou128

Reader in Quantitative Sociology

Director of Graduate Education

Family relationships; intra-household relationships; parenting and child development; quantitative research methods

Dr Hazem Kandil

Reader in Political Sociology

(on research leave until 2020)

Power relations in revolution, war, and regimes; realism and social theory; military sociology; ideology and the sociology of intellectuals; comparative history

Dr Ella McPherson

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Senior Lecturer in Sociology of New Media and Digital Technology

Director of Undergraduate Education

Symbolic struggles surrounding the media; methodological and reputational implications of using social media and related networks as data sources and dissemination tools

Dr Ali Meghji


Lecturer in Social Inequalities

Critical race theory, race and class, cultural sociology, decolonial social theory

Dr Jeff Miley

Jeff Miley128

Lecturer in Political Sociology

Comparative nationalisms, the politics of migration, religion and politics, and democratic theory

Dr Mónica Moreno Figueroa 

Monica Figueroa128


Senior Lecturer in Sociology

The lived experience of ‘race’ and racism; institutional racism; antiracism; critical race theory, feminist theory, beauty and emotions; photography and visual culture

(Please note that Dr Moreno Figueroa is not currently accepting new PhD students)

Dr Véronique Mottier

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Fellow of Jesus College

Social and political theory; historical and political sociology; gender, sexuality and 'race'; feminist theory; welfare states and social exclusion;
coerced sterilisation policies and child removal programs in the Western world; interpretative research methods

Dr Tiffany Page

Tiffany Page128

Lecturer in Sociology

Positive social change; intersections of vulnerability, gender inequalities and institutional violence

Mark Ramsden128

Lecturer in Sociology

Social and spatial inequalities and how they are shaped by global, social and economic forces

Dr Darin Weinberg

Darin Weinberg128

Reader in Sociology

Social theory; the sociology of science; sociology of health and illness; qualitative research methodologies

(Please note that Dr Weinberg is not currently accepting new MPhil students)


Teaching Associates

Dr Rikke Amundsen

Teaching Associate in Sociology

Social and technological risk, speech act theory, representation, mediated intimacy, neoliberalism, postfeminism, sociological approaches to power and ideology, and the impact of modern technology on gender and sexuality

Dr Matthew Sparkes

Teaching Associate in Sociology

Social class and classification; consumption; debt-based finance and political economy