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Current PhD students

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

NameThesis Title
Lewis Bassett-Yerrell  'Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party: The political economy of populism and the return of state-centred strategies'
Rashida Bibi  'Balancing the books: Life experiences of mature British Muslim South Asian women in education: negotiating cultural and religious spheres to access education' 
Tiba Bonyad 'Gendering biopolitical subjects: Lived experiences of Iranian women with assisted reproductive technologies'
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'
Joshua Bunting 'Identity and the 2010-11 student movement: Formation, abeyance and evolution'
Barbara 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' 
David Dobson 'Professionalism and sexuality: The wide-reaching implications of a gay-friendly white-collar workplace on the lesbian and gay community'
Ulrike Ehgartner  'Environmentally and socially responsible consumption? A study on the discursive construction of values towards sustainability' 
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'
Christopher Fardan  'Examining shifts in political talk from the margins to the mainstream'
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 conceptualising 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 social media use of non-digital natives on political topics'
Hannah Haycox  'Integration experiences of Syrian refugee families resettled in the UK' 
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' 
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' 
Wai Lau 'The Japanese Civilising Process'
Jessica Mancuso 'Sapphic space scarcity: How space and place affect subculture visibility' 
Susanne Martikke            'From impact to relationships: Voluntary sector organisations in a changing environment'
Francisca Ortiz 'The trajectory of surviving being old with Chilean pensions: A sociology of personal life approach combining SNA and QCA mixed methods' 
Anh-Susann Pham Thi 'Vietnam between activism and oppression: Analysing and developing (new) forms of protest in a post-Socialist context' 
Rohini Rai  'Cultures and appearances: A study of racism and discrimination against the university students from North-East India in Delhi' 
Mahwish Rana 'Friendship and dementia: A critical approach'  
Samuele Remillard-Boilard 'Developing age-friendly cities: A cross-national perspective' 
Craig Robinson Coping with uncertainty: Socio-material performances of HIV and ageing
Caitlin Schmid 'Gender stratification in European welfare states - A comparative study of the effects of intergenerational care policy, labour market policy and cultural norms on gender equality'
Isaac Ali Siles Barcenas  'Mormon men masculinity: qualitative analysis of religious normativity, secular representations of masculinity and their influence in males subjectivity'  
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 spacial understanding of political culture: Analysis of the impacts of emotion management on pro-democracy movement of Hong Kong, 2003-2016' 
Maisie Tomlinson ''Critical anthropomorphism' and multi-species ethnography: an investigation into animal behaviour expertise' 
Alexandrina Vanke 'Working-class life and struggle in Post-Soviet Russia'  
Cedomir Vuckovic  'The colonisation of higher education: Power, reproduction and resistance'  
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'  
Kaidong Yu Working class students' experiences across generations