Our research is concerned with the representation, interpretation and evaluation of culture.

We consider how specific cultural forms and values are made and lived in practice. Our research spans a range of topics from popular culture and everyday life to cultural institutions and industries.

We challenge and assess ongoing social and cultural changes; critically analysing transformations of media and citizenship, social inequalities and trends. Our work evaluates cultural participation, engagement and disengagement on an international scale.  

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Gareth Millington
Senior Lecturer in Sociology
gareth.millington@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 32 3058

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  • Dr Steph Lawler
  • Social equalities and social identities (particularly class, gender and generation), theoretical work of Bourdieu and Goffman.
  • Dr Xiaodong Lin
  • Gender and migration, men and masculinities, gender and class, cultural values and China.
  • Dr Daryl Martin
  • Architectural theory, cultural geography, social and cultural theory, urban sociology.
  • Dr Tom O'Brien
  • Environmental sociology, democratisation, social movements and political leadership.
  • Dr Katy Sian
  • De/Postcolonialism, Race and Ethnicity, Culture, Identity and Diaspora.
  • Dr Anna Strhan
  • Sociology of religion, non-religion, morality ethics and values, evangelicalism, religion and parenting.
  • Dr Frances Thirlway 
    Popular culture, cultural value, cultural participation, working-class street parade traditions, marching bands and majorettes in UK and Northern Europe. 

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Gareth Millington
Senior Lecturer in Sociology
gareth.millington@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 32 3058

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