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Academic Staff

Prof Patrick Baert

Patrick Baert128

Professor in Social Theory

(on sabbatical 2017/18)

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

Dr Brendan Burchell

Brendan Burchell128

Reader in Sociology

Director of Graduate Education and PhD Coordinator

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


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

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

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

Ella McPherson128

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 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

Dr Véronique Mottier

Veronique Mottier128

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

Dr Robert Pralat

Robert Pralat128

Lecturer in Sociology

Health and medicine; gender and sexuality; family and kinship

Mark Ramsden128

Lecturer in Sociology

Director of MPhil Programme

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

Prof John Thompson

Professor of Sociology

Contemporary social and political theory; sociology of the media and modern culture; the changing structure of the book publishing industry; the impact of the digital revolution on social and political life; the changing forms of political communication; the transformation of privacy

Dr Darin Weinberg

Darin Weinberg128

Reader in Sociology

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