Past PhD students

Recently graduated Sociology postgraduate research students.

Graduated in 2023

  • Sophie Atherton - A sex (and gender) education: an enquiry into transgender individuals' experiences of secondary education in the UK and provisions for the future.
  • Tiba Bonyad - Gendering biopolitical subjects: Lived experiences of Iranian women with assisted reproductive technologies.
  • Joshua Bunting - Identity and the 2010-11 student movement: Formation, abeyance and evolution.
  • Dominic Deane - DIY scenes in West Yorkshire: Independent music in post-industrial Leeds and Bradford.
  • Mariana Dias - "Feeling at home" in migratory contexts: The experiences of Portuguese women in the UK.
  • David Dobson - Dementia and Intimacy: Love, sex, and secrecy in the context of informal dementia care.
  • Christopher Fardan - Examining shifts in political talk from the margins to the mainstream.
  • Yongxuan Fu - Space and sociological theory of modernity.
  • Georgia Hibbert - The relational and moral aspects involved in social egg freezing.
  • 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.
  • Steven Speed - Going against the grain: An ethnographic study of European alternative farming communities in the context of neo-liberal crisis.
  • Kaidong Yu - Working-class students' experiences across generations.
  • Chris Waugh - Making revolutionary men: Masculinity, misogyny and activist culture.

Graduated in 2022

  • Barbora Cernusakova
  • Natalie Cotterell - 'Growing old in the city: Developing policies and practices to tackle social isolation amongst people aged 50 years and older.
  • Sijia Du - Social ties, type of resources and status attainment.
  • Binit Gurung - Belonging among Nepali Youths in the UK
  • Hannah Haycox
  • Francisca Ortiz

Graduated in 2021

  • Alejandro Espinosa-Rada - A Network Approach for the Sociological Study of Science and Knowledge: Modelling a Dynamic Multilevel Network
  • Natalie-Anne Hall - Understanding social media use of non-digital natives on political topics. 
  • Dorottya Hoor - Reconceptualising return migration: A study of the personal networks of Hungarian return migrants. 
  • Ema Johnson - Alternative models of food provisioning systems and their capacity to transition a more sustainable food system
  • Rachel Katz - "Grinding their gears?" Effects of "Grindr tourism" on local LGBT+ communities in Israel.
  • Anh-Susann Pham Thi - Vietnam between activism and oppression: Analysing and developing (new) forms of protest in a post-Socialist context.
  • Maisie Tomlinson - "Critical anthropomorphism" and multi-species ethnography: an investigation into animal behaviour expertise.
  • Yun Tong Tang - An effective and spatial understanding of political culture: Analysis of the impacts of emotion management on the pro-democracy movement of Hong Kong, 2003-2016.
  • Alexandrina Vanke - Working-class life and struggle in post-Soviet Russia

Graduated in 2020

  • Lewis Bassett-Yerrell - Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party: The political economy of populism and the return of state-centred fantasies. 
  • Jaime Garcia Iglesias - Viral fantasies: exploring bugchasing, the eroticisation of HIV, the PrEP and the internet.
  • Patrick Gould - How do supermarkets mediate attitudes towards environmental considerations in food purchases? The case of fresh produce waste. 
  • Dieuwertje Huijg - Intersectional agency: A theoretical exploration of agency at the junction of social categories and power, based on conversations with racially privileged feminist activists from Sao Paolo.
  • Chung Yan Priscilla Kam - The dynamics of national identity construction in postcolonial Hong Kong.
  • Wai Lau - The Japanese civilising process.
  • Jessia Mancuso - Sapphic space scarcity: How space and place affect subculture visibility.
  • Neta Yodovich - "Does that make me a bad feminist?" - Feminist fans of science fiction and fantasy.