Staff

Programme team

  • Gernot Klantschnig
    Chair of Board of Studies 
  • Maggie O'Neill
    Programme Director 
  • Lisa O'Malley
    Chair of Board of Examiners 
  • Nathan Manning and Katy Sian
    Admissions Tutors
  • Ange Chapman
    Programme Administrator

Teaching staff

Dr Kate Brown

Lecturer, Department of Social Policy and Social Work 

kate.brown@york.ac.uk

Interests

  • Vulnerable young people
  • The concept of 'vulnerability'
  • The sex industry

Sharon Grace

Lecturer, Department of Social Policy and Social Work

sharon.grace@york.ac.uk

Interests

  • Victimisation
  • Illicit drug use
  • Administration of justice

 Steve Hirschler

Teaching Fellow, Department of Sociology

steven.hirschler@york.ac.uk

Interests

  • Asylum policy in the UK
  • Representation of migrants and other minority groups within media and popular culture

Professor Paul Johnson

Professor, Department of Sociology

Interests

  • Gender and sexuality
  • Human rights
  • Deviance and social control

Dr Gernot Klantschnig

Chair of the Board of Studies

Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Policy and Social Work

gernot.klantschnig@york.ac.uk

Interests

  • International crime and drug control
  • Policing
  • Politics of pharmaceuticals
  • International law, norms and ideas
  • West Africa and China

Dr Nathan Manning

Admissions Tutor

Lecturer, Department of Sociology

nathan.manning@york.ac.uk

Interests

  • Political sociology (particularly young people’s relationship with politics and disengagement/dissatisfaction with electoral politics)
  • Politics and emotions
  • Conceptions of agency

Dr Gareth Millington

Lecturer, Department of Sociology 


Interests

  • Urban studies
  • Race and immigration, working class urban cultures
  • Film Noir and urban crime fiction

Rachel Morris

Lecturer, Department of Social Policy and Social Work

rachel.morris@york.ac.uk

Interests

  • Youth justice
  • Risk & professional decision making
  • Probation and youth
  • Offending team practices
  • Gender and crime (specifically girls and crime)
  • Qualitative research methods

Dr Lisa O'Malley

Chair of Board of Examiners

Lecturer, Department of Social Policy and Social Work

lisa.omalley@york.ac.uk

Interests

  • Urban renewal
  • Crime prevention and community safety
  • Voluntary sector

Professor Maggie O'Neill

Programme Director

Professor, Department of Sociology

maggie.oneill@york.ac.uk

Interests

  • Cultural Criminology
  • Critical Theory & Feminist Theory
  • Participatory Action Research
  • Mobile and Arts Based Methods
  • Sex Work & Sexual Exploitation
  • Migration/Forced migration
  • Asylum-Migration-Community nexus

Dr Ruth Penfold-Mounce

Lecturer, Department of Sociology 

ruth.penfold-mounce@york.ac.uk

Interests

  • Sociology of celebrity
  • Sociology of crime and deviance
  • Seduction, fascination and spectacle

Dr Katy Sian

Admissions Tutor

Lecturer, Department of Sociology

katy.sian@york.ac.uk

Interests

  • Critical race theory
  • Post/de-coloniality
  • Inter-ethnic relations
  • Islamophobia and the war on terror
  • Critical Sikh studies
  • Migration and Diaspora
  • Citizenship and Multiculturalism
  • Crime and racialization