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Current PhD students

Find out what some of our postgraduate researchers are working on.

  • Jonathan Leif Basilio - 'Resisting the Evil Eye: US Technopolitics of Exclusion and Moral Economies of Public Resistance'
  • Lewis Bassett-Yerrell - 'A (re)turn to social democracy? Social movements and the political opportunity structures of contemporary capitalism'
  • Rashida Bibi - 'Balancing the books: Life experiences of mature British Muslim South Asian women in education: negotiating cultural and religious spheres to access education'
  • Kelly Bogue - 'Precarious Social Housing: Reforming Policy, Changing Culture. An Ethnographic Case Study of the Impact of the 'Bedroom Tax''
  • Jo Bratley - 'Grow Your Own Gardening Practices and Sustainable Consumption in the UK'
  • Charlotte Branchu - "Bruised and Battered: The Lived Bodily Experience of Women Rugby Players and the ‘Rugby World"
  • Chiara Broccatelli - 'Going Beyond Secrecy: Methodological Advances for Two-mode Temporal Criminal Networks with Social Network Analysis'
  • Karis Campion - 'Caught in the Hype: An Insight in to the Narratives and Identifications of Mixed Heritage People in Periods of Social Unrest'
  • Barbora Cernusakova - 'Collective action of Roma in Czech Republic: Revival of class consciousness?'
  • Dominic Deane - 'DIY Scenes in West Yorkshire: Independent Music in Post-industrial Leeds and Bradford'
  • Ulrike Ehgartner - 'Environmentally and socially responsible consumption? A study on the discursive construction of values towards sustainability'
  • Rachel Emms - 'Heavy Metal Live; Exploring an Industry in Crisis'
  • Julia Enneoka - 'Mixed Heritage, Ethnic/"Racial" and Cultural Identity and Placement Matching in Fostering and Adoption Policy, Practice and Service Delivery'
  • Alejandro Espinosa-Rada - “Unifying the Frame of the Matthew Effect:  A Multilevel Longitudinal Social Network Analysis."
  • Laura Fenton - 'Women and alcohol in postwar and contemporary Britain: A multi-generational study of women's drinking biographies'
  • Emma Fraser - 'Self and Ruin: Imagining the end of the city'
  • Jaime Garcia-Iglesias - 'Real Pleasure, Real Risk: a philosophical and sociological perspective on men who have unsafe sex with men with the intent of contracting HIV'
  • Deborah Giustini - 'Towards a Sociology of Interpreting. Bourdieu's influence in conceptualizing a sociology of Interpreting'
  • Patrick Gould - 'How do supermarkets mediate attitudes towards environmental considerations in food purchases? The case of fresh produce waste'
  • Natalie-Anne Hall - 'Understanding anti-immigrant hate speech on social media'
  • Aimee Harragan - 'Political Engagement among Young People in Manchester'
  • Georgia Hibbert - 'The relational and moral aspects involved in social egg freezing'
  • Steffen Hirth - 'Relational geographies of food as areas of conflict between private affairs and political issues:  spatial and social localisations of responsibility in "sustainable" food discourses and practices'
  • Dorottya Hoór - 'Reconceptualising Return Migration: A study of the personal networks of Hungarian return migrants'
  • Dieuwertje Dyi Huijg - 'Young Feminism and Activist Agency in São Paulo: an intersectional approach to phenomenological action research'
  • Hayley James - 'Connecting policy with the personal: UK pension reforms and individual financial decision making'
  • Ema Johnson - 'Alternative Models Of Food Provisioning Systems and Their Capacity To Transition A More Sustainable Food System'
  • Sebastian Juhnke - 'Locating the Creative Class: Diversity and Urban Change in London and Berlin'
  • Chung Yan Priscilla Kam - 'The dynamics of national identity construction in postcolonial Hong Kong'
  • Justine Karpusheff - 'Creative Approaches to Mental Health Care: exploring the value'
  • Rachel Katz - 'Grinding their Gears? Effects of 'Grindr Tourism' on local LGBT+ Communities in Israel'
  • Niamh Kavanagh - 'Exploring Salford’s working-class experiences of gentrification-induced displacement'
  • Matko Krce-Ivancic - 'The aesthetics of subject: women and neoliberal governmentality in Croatia'
  • Pete Lampard - 'Social Movements, Popular Culture and the Guy Fawkes Mask'
  • Wai Lau - 'The Japanese Civilising Process'
  • Andrea Lizama Loyola - 'Aspirations and practices of consumption as social mobility trajectories. A comparative perspective of the Latin American middle classes'
  • Alejandro Marambio-Tapia - 'The retail-banking expansion in Chile and the "democratisation" of credit: juggling with cards, aspirations, and moralities'
  • James Matthews - 'Organising Radical Spaces: Occupy the London Stock Exchange and the new Global Politics of Occupation'
  • Kirsty Morrin -  ''Business as Usual?': Aspirations, social mobility and entrepreneurship in a North West academy'
  • Chinelo Njaka - 'Mixed race experience in the United States and Britain: a Comparative Study'
  • Susan Oman - 'All being well: cultures of participation and the cult of measurement'
  • Samantha Outhwaite - 'The Social Life of British Organic Biodynamic Wheat: Biopolitics, Biopower & Governance'
  • Rohini Rai - Cultures and Appearances: A Study of Racism and Discrimination against the University Students from North-East India in Delhi
  • Tom Redshaw - 'Radical Technologies'
  • Samuele Remillard-Boilard - 'Developing Age-Friendly Cities: A cross-national perspective'
  • Denisse Sepulveda Sanchez - 'The social mobility experiences of Mapuche indigenous people'
  • William Shankley - 'Changing Geographies of Ethnic Diversity in Britain'
  • Isaac Ali Siles Barcenas - 'Mormon men masculinity: qualitative analysis of religious normativity, secular representations of masculinity and their influence in males subjectivity'
  • Bernadette Snell - 'Neoliberal Logics within Protest Movements: Individualism, Subjectivity and Friendship'
  • Daryl Sweet - 'An ego network framework for personal recovery from severe mental illness; a mixed methods social network analysis'
  • Yun Tong Tang - 'An Affective and Spatial Understanding of Political Culture: Analysis of the Impacts of Emotion Management on Pro-democracy Movement of Hong Kong, 2003 – 2016'
  • Matteo Tiratelli - 'Four Days in August: The Situational Dynamics of Rioting in London in 2011'
  • Maisie Tomlinson - 'Critical Anthropomorphisms and Multi-species Ethnographies: An embodied ethnographic investigation of animal behaviour expertise'
  • Alexandrina Vanke - 'Working-Class Life and Struggle in Post-Soviet Russia'
  • Angharad Williams - 'Dementia and friendship'
  • Kunnaya Wimooktanon - 'An Examination of the Socio-Cultural reintegration of foreign-educated high SES Bangkokians'
  • Neta Yodovich - '"Does that make me a Bad Feminist?" - Feminist Fans of Science Fiction and Fantasy'
  • Jingran Yu - 'Transnational Media, New Strategy? Rethinking Chinese Students¿ Widening Participation in UK Higher Education' 
  • Feng Zhu - 'Computer Games: The Implied Player and the Simulational Construction of Subjectivity'