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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
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)

Morgane Donse

  • LGBT equality
  • International relations
  • Decriminalisation of homosexuality
  • Decision-making process in government

Yumeng Dou

  • Video game
  • Mobile game
  • Game culture
  • Gamer

Longwen (Jason) Fu (Visiting)

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

Graham Gill

  • Urban Sustainability
  • Neoliberal Urbanism
  • Local Wealth Retention

Kasturi Hazarika
  • Public Art Projects: For Addressing Critical Concerns of Urban Space and Ecology

Amy Louise Holmes

  • Community, belonging, ephemeral/ temporary urban spaces, marginalization, Lefebvre, Feminist urban research

Christine Jackson-Taylor

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

Benjamin N. Jacobsen

  • The intersection between memory and algorithms

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

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

Kun Li

  • Cultural gerontology, ageing and intimacy, gender study and social identity

Peggy Lockwood-Lord

  • Cultural Criminology / Counterculture
  • Transgression studies
  • 'Queer Carnivalesque' / 'Folk' culture
  • Groteskology

Alice Masterson

  • Music sociology, popular music, music and gender, music and nostalgia, music and mortality, reception theory

Zainab Maqbool

  • Exploring the role of Islam in mixed ethnic people’s lives 
Dimitra Mouriki
  • Sexual and gender-based violence against refugee women: A salient characteristic in the Mediterranean refugee crisis
Ozge Onay
  • Migration and Diaspora, Islamophobia and War on Terror, Politics of Transnationalism, Multiculturalism
Kelly Richards D'Arcy-Reed
  • The gendered presentation of death and dying in contemporary comic books
Rose Rickford
  • Grassroots activism
  • Civil society and democracy
  • Group decision-making
  • Community and voluntary sector organisations
  • Conversation analysis, particularly turn-taking, epistemics and deontics
Bethany Robertson
  • Gender, identity, rural sociology, human-animal relationships
Daniel Robins
  • Death and Dying, Science and Technology Studies, Sensitive Research Methodologies

Rachele Salvatelli

  • Sociology of the body
  • Fat studies
  • Identity and the self
  • Narrative research
Jill Simpson
  • Data studies, digital sociology, STS, interdiscplinary social research, public engagement through creative practice

Camila Toledo

  • Emotional capitalism, emotional culture, emotion work, emotional methodologies, Latin American studies
Dilvan Dilara Usta Gumuscu
  • Interpretation of Contemporary Islam from Queer Theological Perspective

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

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

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

Shiyuan Yin
  • Women, Identity, and Chinese rural women

Yinan Zhang
  • Family relationship, Gender, Identity

Manli Zhu

  • Visual Culture
  • Food, Food Photography, Photography on Social Media
  • Digital Culture, Popular Culture, Consumer Culture