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Bridget Byrne - Professor of Sociology and Director of CoDE, University of Manchester
Creative and cultural industries, class, citizenship, gender, nation.
Claire Alexander - Professor of Sociology and Associate Director of CoDE
Decolonising the curriculum, youth/gangs, migration/diaspora, south Asians/Muslims in Britain.
James Nazroo - Professor of Sociology and Associate Director of CoDE
Health, mental health, life course, racism.
Academic and research staff
Andrea Aparicio-Castro - Research Associate
Laia Bécares - Professor, Kings College London
Discrimination, health, lifecourse, mental health.
Rashida Bibi - Research Associate (Decolonising History)
Gender, Islamophobia, religion, belonging, everyday spaces
Magda Borkowska - Research Associate (EVENS)
Seán Carey - Senior Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences
Ethnicity and identity, food and hospitality, East London, and ethnography.
Dan Ellingworth - Research Associate (EVENS)
Nissa Finney - Professor of Human Geography, University of St Andrews
Sadia Habib - Lecturer in Education
Education, identities, belongings, culture, media, museums and heritage.
Remi Joseph-Salisbury - Presidential Fellow in Sociology
Education, policing, mixed-race, anti-racism.
Dharmi Kapadia - Lecturer in Sociology
Mental illness, mental health services, stigma, older people.
Vittal Katikireddi - Professor of Public Health & Health Inequalities, University of Glasgow
Public health, Social epidemiology, Health inequalities, Natural experiment methods.
Michaela Kyclova - Research Associate (EVENS), University of St Andrews
Nasar Meer - Professor of Sociology, University of Edinburgh
Racialisation, Islamophobia, Cities, Public Policy, Migration, Race Equality in Scotland, Local and National Citizenship.
Anamik Saha - Professor of Race and Media, University of Leeds
Creative and cultural industries, media representation, cultural production.
Natalie Shlomo - Professor of Social Statistics
Statistician, survey statistics and methodology.
Meghan Tinsley - Presidential Fellow in Sociology
Nationalism, postcolonial theory, collective memory, cultural production.
Patrick Williams - Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Manchester Metropolitan University
Gary Younge - Professor of Sociology
Social movements (especially the civil rights movement), immigration, identity and politics.
Professional support staff
Emma Tsoneva (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Project Manager
Hazel Burke (email@example.com) - Impact Officer
- Stephen Ashe - University of Manchester
- Neema Begum - Assistant Professor in British Politics, University of Nottingham
- Rob Berkeley - Simon Industrial Fellow, University of Manchester
- Mark Brown - Senior Lecturer in Social Statistics, University of Manchester
- Gemma Catney - Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, Queen's University Belfast
- Joya Chatterji - Professor of South Asian History, University of Cambridge
- Ken Clark, Deputy Agent, North West Agency, Bank of England
- Stephen Drinkwater - Professor of Economics, University of Roehampton
- Dawn Edge - Professor of Mental Health and Inclusivity, University of Manchester
- Rob Ford - Professor in Politics, University of Manchester
- Claire Fox - Senior Lecturer in Criminology, University of Manchester
- Silvia Galandini - Programme Researcher
- Lindsey Garratt - Lecturer in Childhood, Youth and Education Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University
- Peter Gries - Lee Kai Hung Chair and Director of the Manchester China Institute, and Professor of Chinese Politics
- Tina Hannemann - Lecturer in Social Statistics, University of Manchester
- Bethan Harries - Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Newcastle University
- Scarlet Harris - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sociology, University of Manchester
- Hannah Haycox - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sociology, University of Manchester
- Anthony Heath - Professor of Sociology, University of Oxford
- Shirin Hirsch - Lecturer in History, Manchester Metropolitan University
- Marcus Hunter - Professor in Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles
- Ajmal Hussain - Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick
- Patricia Irizar - Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Sociology, University of Manchester
- Stephen Jivraj - Associate Professor in Social Science, University College London
- Omar Khan - Director, TASO
- Shamus Khan - Chair and Professor of Sociology, Columbia University (USA)
- James Laurence - Research Fellow in Sociology, University of Manchester
- Sharon Leahy - Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, University of St Andrews
- Laurence Lessard-Phillips - Senior Research Fellow, University of Birmingham
- Sundeep Lidher - Lecturer in Black and Asian British History (post-1800), King's College London
- Kitty Lymperopoulou - Senior Research Associate in Sociology, Manchester Metropolitan University
- Rebecca McKee - Research Fellow, University College London
- Gareth Mulvey - Lecturer in Sociology, University of Glasgow
- Hammad Nasar - Senior Research Fellow, Paul Mellon Centre
- Steve Nolan - Lecturer in Economics, Liverpool John Moores University
- Nico Ochmann - University of Manchester
- James Pattison - Research Associate, University of Manchester
- Chloe Peacock - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, SPAIS, University of Bristol
- Gwilym Pryce - Professor of Urban Economics and Social Statistics, University of Sheffield
- Eithne Quinn - Senior Lecturer in American Studies, University of Manchester
- Rohini Rai - Lecturer in Sociology of Race, Brunel University London
- Ruth Ramsden-Karelse - University of Manchester
- Latoya Reisner - Research Associate, University of Manchester
- Kamila Rymajdo - Research Associate, University of Manchester
- Alina Rzepnikowska-Phillip - Lecturer in Sociology, University of Manchester
- Ludi Simpson - Honorary Professor of Social Sciences, University of Manchester
- Andrew Smith - Professor of Sociology, University of Glasgow
- John Solomos - Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick
- Ingrid Storm - Fellow in Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology, Birmingham University
- Gilane Tawadros - Chief Executive, The Design and Artists Copyright Society
- Satnam Virdee - Professor of Sociology, University of Glasgow
- Pete Wade - Professor in Social Anthropology, University of Manchester
- Derron Wallace - Assistant Professor of Sociology and Education, Brandeis University (USA)
- Stephanie Wallace - Research Associate
A full list of our current and past PhD students and their thesis titles
- Anna Pearce - Researching the relationship between the asylum support system and grey economies
- Michaela Kyclova - Family Complexity and Children’s Outcomes in the UK: A Longitudinal Approach
- Elisabeth Badenhoop - Transformation from "Immigrants" to "Citizens" - A Comparison of Citizenship Admission Processes in Britain and Germany Today
- Magda Borkowska - Drivers of ethnic minorities' political participation: the group consciousness approach re-examined
- Frensis Bras - An Agent-Based Model approach to understanding changes in ethnic relations: applications to neighbourhood ethnic composition and health
- Karis Campion - The Making of Mixed Ethnicities, 1945-2011
- Patrick English - The Dynamics of Descriptive Representation and Public Opinion – The Missing Determinant of Opportunity for Immigrant Communities in the United Kingdom
- Paul Goldie - The Irish Catholic question in Scotland
- Eleanor Hill - It’s not what you know, it’s who you know: What are the implications of social networks in UK politics for electoral choice?
- Sylwia Jurkowska - UK Poles and interethnic relationships: attitudes and experiences
- Anouk Kootstra - Conditions of solidarity: how perceived deservingness of welfare support is affected by economic austerity and social diversity
- Minna Liinpaa - Nationalism, devolution and ethnic identity in Scotland
- Maureen McBride - Towards a better Understanding of Sectarianism in Scotland: a case study of football supporters and the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act (2012)
- Mengxi Pang - Investigating identity formation of mixed-race children in Scotland
- Alina Rzepnikowska-Phillip - Convivial cultures in multicultural societies: narratives of Polish migrants in Britain and Spain
- William Shankley - Changing geographies of ethnic diversity in Britain