Edward J. B. Holmes
Associate Lecturer

Profile

Biography

  • PhD in Sociology – Ongoing – University of York.
  • MA in Social Research – Distinction – [First in class] – University of York.
  • BA Sociology Hons – First Class Honours (With Distinction) – [First in class] – University of York.

I first matriculated at the University of York as an undergraduate on the BA Sociology Hons programme (2011-2014). Before completing my final year, I was awarded the Bridge Scholarship (2015) for the MA in Social Research in the Department of Sociology. Whilst completing this programme I secured Economic and Social Research Council (+3) funding for a PhD in Sociology (2015-2018) supervised by Dr Merran Toerien and Dr Steph Lawler. In my thesis I use Conversation Analysis (CA) to investigate how social class is occasioned in situated, naturally-occurring forms of talk-in-interaction. An overview of my background in CA can be found in the American Sociological Association EMCA Newsletter (Spring 2016, Volume 8, Issue 4). Alongside my PhD, I am involved in basic and applied CA research in both ordinary and institutional settings and I maintain interests in ethnomethodology, science and technology studies, and classical and contemporary social theory. Since October 2014, I have operated as an administrator on the EMCA/CA Wiki and contribute regularly through their associated Twitter account (‪@EMCA_News‪). 

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Interactional Linguistics *
    School of Languages, Cultures & Societies, Department of Linguistics and Phonetics, University of Leeds
  • Social Interaction & Conversation Analysis *
    Department of Sociology, University of York
  • Introducing Social Psychology *
    Department of Sociology, University of York
  • Contemporary Research in Social Psychology *
    Department of Sociology, University of York
  • Creative and Critical Approaches to Social Psychology
    Department of Sociology, University of York
  • Social Research Methods
    Department of Sociology, University of York
  • Sociology of Health & Illness
    Department of Sociology, University of York

* Module convenor

Postgraduate

  • Advanced Conversation Analysis
    Research Centre for Social Sciences, University of York
  • Advanced Methods in Social Research
    Department of Sociology, University of York
  • Introduction to Qualitative Methods & Data Analysis
    Department of Sociology, University of York
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods & Data Analysis
    Department of Sociology, University of York

Publications

Selected publications

Selected conference papers

  • Holmes, E. J. B. (2014, December). Minimising the Recipient: Managing Advice-Resistance in Ordinary Talk. Paper presented at the “8th Loughborough CA Day”, Loughborough University, Loughborough.
  • Holmes, E. J. B. (2016, May). Interaction, Identity & Social Class: An Investigation of the Usability of Conversation Analysis for Studying “Social Class”. Paper presented at the “Fifth EMCA Doctoral Network Meeting”, University of Sheffield, Sheffield.
  • Holmes, E. J. B. (2018, July). “Re-Enter the Ghost”: Conversation Analysis and Social Class. Paper presented at the “5th International Conference of Conversation Analysis” (ICCA), Loughborough University, Loughborough.

Dissertations

Research

Overview

Social Interaction, Conversation Analysis, Ethnomethodology, and Social Class.

Contact details

Edward Holmes
Associate Lecturer
Department of Sociology
University of York
Heslington
York
North Yorkshire
YO10 5DD

Tel: 01904 32 8671

https://york.academia.edu/EdwardJBHolmes
@HolmesEJB