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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

  • Music Sociology, Science and Technology Studies, Digital Media and Culture, Research Methods
victor.avilatorres@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
Matt Coward-Gibbs
  • Gamers and gaming
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Rituals interaction with popular culture
  • Death and the undead, particularly monstrosity
  • Contemporary religions (Theravāda Buddhism, Haitian Vodou, East Asian Shamanism)
mc1473@york.ac.uk

Morgane Donse

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

Yumeng Dou

  • Video game
  • Mobile game
  • Game culture
  • Gamer
yd1216@york.ac.uk

Longwen (Jason) Fu (Visiting)

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

lf956@york.ac.uk

Graham Gill

  • Urban Sustainability
  • Neoliberal Urbanism
  • Local Wealth Retention

gg736@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

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

Amy Louise Holmes

  • Community, belonging, ephemeral/ temporary urban spaces, marginalization, Lefebvre, Feminist urban research
amy.holmes@york.ac.uk

Christine Jackson-Taylor

  • Identity and self, sexuality, gender, sociology of religion, narrative methodologies and qualitative longitudinal research methodologies

cat536@york.ac.uk

Benjamin N. Jacobsen

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

Lyndsey Kramer

  • Immigration studies in the context of identity change and Class
  • Identity and etiquette
  • Social Work activism
  • The development of NGOs and the use of E-collectivism and cyber union
  • Educational achievement, class and minority status
lk892@york.ac.uk

Kenneth Leach

  • Governmentality of wellbeing and happiness studies in the United Kingdom
kcl505@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

Kun Li

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

Peggy Lockwood-Lord

  • Cultural Criminology / Counterculture
  • Transgression studies
  • 'Queer Carnivalesque' / 'Folk' culture
  • Groteskology
pll506@york.ac.uk

Alice Masterson

  • Music sociology, popular music, music and gender, music and nostalgia, music and mortality, reception theory
alice.masterson@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
Ozge Onay
  • Migration and Diaspora, Islamophobia and War on Terror, Politics of Transnationalism, Multiculturalism
ok603@york.ac.uk
Kelly Richards D'Arcy-Reed
  • The gendered presentation of death and dying in contemporary comic books
kdar500@york.ac.uk
Rose Rickford
  • Grassroots activism
  • Civil society and democracy
  • Group decision-making
  • Community and voluntary sector organisations
  • Conversation analysis, particularly turn-taking, epistemics and deontics
remr500@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, identity, rural sociology, human-animal relationships
Daniel Robins
  • Death and Dying, Science and Technology Studies, Sensitive Research Methodologies
daniel.robins@york.ac.uk

Carol Robinson

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

Rachele Salvatelli

  • Sociology of the body
  • Fat studies
  • Identity and the self
  • Narrative research
rs1336@york.ac.uk

Sanaullah

  • Sociological Analysis of the War on Terror
ss1784@york.ac.uk
Jill Simpson
  • Data studies, digital sociology, STS, interdiscplinary social research, public engagement through creative practice

j.simpson@york.ac.uk

Rosie Smith

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

rs897@york.ac.uk

Camila Toledo

  • Emotional capitalism, emotional culture, emotion work, emotional methodologies, Latin American studies
camila.toledoo@gmail.com
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

Yehan Wang
  • Media production and culture consumption
  • Government control of popular culture and audience resistance
  • Interaction between strategies of media companies and government policies 
 

yw2785@york.ac.uk

Alice Wilson
  • Urban Sociology
  • Self-build
  • Tiny Houses
aew579@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

Shiyuan Yin
  • Women, Identity, and Chinese rural women

sy1175@york.ac.uk

Yinan Zhang
  • Family relationship, Gender, Identity

yz2752@york.ac.uk

Manli Zhu

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