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Sociology

Sociologically orientated research at NTU spans a range of topics and academic staff are affiliated to several of the University’s Research Centres, including the Nottingham Centre for Children, Young People and Families, and the Centre for Behavioural Research Methods.

Sociology Research

Overview

Research contact: Associate Professor Jane Pilcher

Sociologically orientated research at NTU spans a range of topics and academic staff are affiliated to several of the University’s Research Centres, including the Nottingham Centre for Children, Young People and Families, and the Centre for Behavioural Research Methods.

Research in the subject area of Sociology is concerned with critically examining, both empirically and theoretically, the complex interrelations of multiple social and cultural processes shaping people’s identities, experiences and opportunities in contemporary societies. Our research spans a range of topics, unified by a shared ethos of using sociology to promote social and democratic inclusion and transformation at local, national and global levels.

Much of our research is conducted in partnership with, or on behalf of, external partners including voluntary sector organisations, local authorities, trade unions, and other universities. Independent and collaborative research by PhD, Masters, and undergraduate students forms an integral part of our work.

Groups

Sociologists at NTU are lead members of the Work Futures Research Group which brings together academics across the School of Social Sciences to address some of the most challenging issues raised by the rapidly changing world of work and employment.

Current Research

Current and recent research by sociologists at NTU includes:

Precarious work and employment
Human rights
Cities, including sustainable cities and human rights cities
Critical and Sociological theory
Borders and migration
Place, community and health
Critical public sociology
Trans-disciplinary perspectives of ‘career’
Critical pedagogy and service learning
Digital technologies and identities
Social and material transformations in late modernity
Cultural representations of non-human animals
Critical exploration of sociologically informed psychotherapy
Gender and sexuality, including LGBQ+ student experiences
Names, identities and family relations

Potential Supervisors

Find out more about some of the potential supervisors of PhD students in Sociology:

Jenni Cauvain
Robert Dingwall
Nick Foard
Richard Gee
Michele Grigolo
Sharon Hutchings
Michael Keenan
Deborah Lee
Craig Lundy
Claire Markham
Philip Mignot
Stefanie Petschick
Jane Pilcher
Tom Scott-Arthur
Kate Stewart
Andy Sutton
Tom Vickers
Phil Wane
Edward Wright

Still need help?

professor James Hunter
+44 (0)115 848 5508