Wentworth Bridge 2

Current research students

Here you can find out about the current activities of research graduates in the Department of Sociology.

StudentArea of researchContact

Nurul Abd Rehman

  • Life on the grid: social media
nfaf501@york.ac.uk

Hanan M. Alsuraihi

  • Family Problems, Women's issues, Youth Problems and Social Media

hmsa502@york.ac.uk

Victor Avila Torres

 

  • Technologies of Music Consumption, Musical Experience in the Everyday Life, Sociology of Technology, Cultural Sociology, Media Studies
vmat500@york.ac.uk

Christy Beem

  •  Care Leavers and Retention and Achievement in Higher Education
ceb585@york.ac.uk

Raven Bowen

  •  Examining concurrent participation in off-street sex work and square work
rorb500@york.ac.uk

Pin-Yao Chiu

  • Tourism studies, Social class, Social media and Neoliberalism 
pc838@york.ac.uk

Hyangmi Choi

 

  • Communication studies
  • Cultural differences in the relationships between audience responses and the use of verbal and nonverbal devices in political speeches
hc820@york.ac.uk
Matt Coward
  • UK based analog gaming communities
  • Communitas and play as methods of fostering community
  • Ritual studies, secular ritual praxis and ritual’s interaction with popular culture
  • Contemporary religions and spiritualities and the theoretical frameworks through which they are studied
mc1473@york.ac.uk

Morgane Donse

  • LGBT equality
  • International relations
  • Decriminalisation of homosexuality
  • Decision-making process in government
md1175@york.ac.uk

Longwen (Jason) Fu (Visiting)

  • Making Residents: Professional Socialization and the Challenges of Standardized Residency Training in China

lf956@york.ac.uk

Anna Gkiouleka

  • Integrating intersectionality theory in health inequalities research
ag1475@york.ac.uk
Kasturi Hazarika
  • Public Art Projects: For Addressing Critical Concerns of Urban Space and Ecology
kh1056@york.ac.uk

Ruchi Higham

  • Cinical trials and the challenge of regenerative medicine
rh955@york.ac.uk

Christine Jackson-Taylor

  • Personal narratives of religious LGBTQ women

cat536@york.ac.uk

Benjamin N. Jacobsen

  • The intersection between memory and algorithms
bnj500@york.ac.uk

Kenneth Leach

  • Governmentality of wellbeing and happiness studies in the United Kingdom
kcl505@york.ac.uk

Kun Li

  • Cultural gerontology, ageing and intimacy, gender study and social identity
kl775@york.ac.uk

Alex Lewington

  • Researching the communication and interpretation of transcultural themes of identity, otherness and race in English-language translations of shonen manga in the United Kingdom.
ajl571@york.ac.uk

Peggy Lockwood-Lord

  • Cultural Criminology / Counterculture
  • Transgression studies
  • 'Queer Carnivalesque' / 'Folk' culture
  • Groteskology
pll506@york.ac.uk
Dimitra Mouriki
  • Sexual and gender-based violence against refugee women: A salient characteristic in the Mediterranean refugee crisis
dm1272@york.ac.uk
Kelly Richards D'Arcy-Reed
  • The gendered presentation of death and dying in contemporary comic books
kdar500@york.ac.uk
Vladimir Rizov
  • The use and produciton of capital (social, cultural and symbolic) by professional photoraphers in the documentary genre
vr542@york.ac.uk
Bethany Robertson
  • Gender identities (in farming and rural life) and human-animal relations (livestock, pet-keeping and identity work)
Daniel Robins

My research interests are broadly:

  • Death
  • Crime
  • Health
  • Technology
dpgr500@york.ac.uk

Carol Robinson

  • Criminology, especially prisons and issues around deaths of prisoners from natural causes
cr983@york.ac.uk

Rachele Salvatelli

  • Analysing the birth and development of resistance between sociology of the body and theory of recognition. An exploration of the body positive movement
rs1336@york.ac.uk

Sanaullah

  • Sociological Analysis of the War on Terror
ss1784@york.ac.uk
Jill Simpson
  • Critical data studies, data visualisation, public engagement through creative practice

mjs584@york.ac.uk

Rosie Smith

  • Classical and contemporary social theory and its applications to crime, culture, and media 

rs897@york.ac.uk
Dilvan Dilara Usta Gumuscu
  • Interpretation of Contemporary Islam from Queer Theological Perspective

ddug500@york.ac.uk

Qian Wang
  • Gender studies, women's experience and identity

wq557@york.ac.uk

Jing Wu
  • Uneven flow of cultural circulation: A sociological study of book translation from Chinese to English (since the 1980s)
  • Sociology of translation
  • Circulation of culture
  • Language and power relations
  • Cultural world-system

jw2680@york.ac.uk

Manli Zhu

  • Visual Culture
  • Food, Food Photography, Photography on Social Media
  • Digital Culture, Popular Culture, Consumer Culture
mz812@york.ac.uk