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Name Title Research Interests Contact Information
Idil Akinci ethnography,identity politics,minority rights,nationalism,Multiculturalism,Citizenship,Migration studies,Immigration and asylum policy,Race and Ethnicity,National Identity,the Arab Gulf States,United Arab Emirates,Dubai,transnational mobility,Arab migrant communities G.29 16 George Square 
George Square
+44(0)131 65503575
Angus Bancroft
Ross Bond Senior Lecturer in Sociology; Deputy Head of Subject Ethnicity & 'race',Scotland,higher education,national identity,migration 5.08 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3919
Michaelagh Broadbent Journal Manager, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 4.02 
21 Buccleuch Place
+44(0)131 651 1730
Julie Brownlie Personal lives and social change,sociology of emotions,Researching the everyday,Documents of Life,trust,Document analysis 1.4, 22 George Square 
George Square
+44(0)131 651 3917
No Photo Frances Burgess 6.13 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 131 651 5093
Shruti Chaudhry British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow 1.01 
21 George Square
+44 (0)1316511778
Nathan Coombs Lecturer in Economic Sociology Sociological Theory,Financial Markets,Social Studies of Finance,financial regulation,History of Political Thought,Economic Sociology,Social theory 6.10 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 6508259
Graham Crow Professor of Sociology and Methodology (since 2013); Co-Investigator, ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) Research methods,Interdisciplinary Research,Research Ethics,Research methods and methodological innovations,Comparative, historical, and theoretical sociology,Sociology of families, households and domestic life,Sociology of communities G.2 
22a Buccleuch Place
Karen Dargo Student Support Officer - Sociology and Social Work G.04 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 1306
Isabelle Darmon Lecturer in Sociology and Sustainable Development sociology of food,sociology of music,Marx,Weber,Cultural Sociology,Environmental Sociology,Sociology of Sustainability,Dynamics of capitalism 6.27 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 1574
Emma Davidson Leverhulme Early Career Senior Research Fellow Qualitative Research Methods,Policy Analysis,computer assisted qualitative data analysis,Nvivo,Childhood and Youth Studies,family and personal relationships,research ethics,ethnography,community studies Centre for Research on Families and Relationships 
23 Buccleuch Place
0131 651 1940
Holly Davis British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow Sex & Gender,Feminism,Feminist Research,Sociology of Deviancy,Sex Work,Sex workers' rights activism,violence against women,Prostitution,Pimps 4F1 Room 4.03 
21 Buccleuch Place
0131 651 3182
Vernon Gayle Professor of Sociology and Social Statistics Social Stratification,Social statistics,Sociology of youth,Sociology of Education,Migration studies,Fertility,Sociology of Sport,Large and complex datasets,Social surveys,Administrative Data 3.08 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0)1316504069
Hugo Gorringe Senior Lecturer, Sociology; Co-director - Centre of South Asian Studies Dalit Politics,Policing,Protest,Social movements,Social Violence,Political Economy of India,Caste,Indian Politics 1.02, Number 22 
George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3940
Radhika Govinda Lecturer in Sociology; On Course Postgraduate Advisor in Sociology identity politics,Feminism,Social movements,Gender and Development,intersectionality,Marginality,Indian Politics,South Asian Studies 6.21 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44(0)131 650 3906
Karen Gregory Lecturer in Digital Sociology; Programme Director, MSc Digital Society Digital Sociology,Digital Labor,Gender and Technology,Social media,ethnography,Mixed methods research in social sciences,Sharing Economy,Platform Society,Algorithmic Society,Supply chains and digital infrastructure 6.23 Chrystal Macmillan Building
George Square
+44 (0)131 6511334
Tod Van Gunten Lecturer in Economic Sociology Economic Sociology,Political Sociology,Comparative/Historical Sociology,Social network analysis,International development,Globalization,Sociological Theory,Quantitative Methods,Qualitative Research Methods,Mixed methods research in social sciences 6.10 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0) 131 650 4637
Claire Haggett Senior Lecturer Sustainability,Environmental Sociology,Community energy,Environment,Participation,renewable energy,energy politics,energy security,discourse analysis 5.07 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44(0)131 650 3916
Jonathan Hearn Head of Subject; Professor of Political and Historical Sociology Theories of social power,the origins and nature of liberal society,social change and evolution,Nationalism and National Identity,The Sociology of Scotland,sociology of competition,Classical sociology and Scottish Enlightenment thought Room 6.05 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 4242
Emma Hill Research Fellow Immigration,Politics of Immigration,Scotland,Decolonising approaches,Gender,Communication,Ethnography,Somali Diaspora,Cultural theory,Ethnicity and Race G.3 
22a Buccleuch Place
+44 (0)131 650 6891
Mary Holmes Professor of Emotions and Society Feminism,Social movements,gender,Gender Theory,emotions,Sexuality,friendship 6.30 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0) 131 6513140
Rachel Howell Lecturer in Sociology/Sustainable Development Sustainability,Promoting lower-carbon practices and lifestyles,Framing and communication of sustainability issues,Responses to energy technologies and policies,Education for Sustainability,Social movements for sustainability 6.25 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 1384
Lynn Jamieson Sociology of Families and Relationships families,personal life,european identity,Social change,oral history,Globalizationsation and personal life,gender,Environment,intimacy,Transgender,transnational families,care chains,friendship,Cosmopolitanism,Memory,identity,gender based violence 5.04 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
++44 (0)131 650 4002
Alexander Janus Lecturer in Quantitative Methods and Sociology Family Eldercare,Long-Term Services and Supports,Quantitative Methods 6.20 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)7454 922590 (cell); +44 (0)131 651 3965 (office)
Patricia Jeffery Professor (Emerita), Sociology South Asia,Gender and Development,Communal politics,Muslims in South Asia,Reproductive & child health,Reproductive rights,Childbearing,social demography,Ethnicity & 'race'  Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Roger Jeffery Professor of Sociology of South Asia; Associate Director, Edinburgh India Institute Health policy,Emerging economies and global health,Health systems and global health,Political Economy of India,The Sociology of Scotland Room 2, 22A Buccleuch Place 
+44 (0)131 650 3976
Stephen Kemp Social theory,the structure/agency problem,actor-network theory,Feminist Theory,rationality,explanation,complexity theory,Risk,epistemology and epistemic justification 5.09 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3895
James Kennedy Director, Centre of Canadian Studies; Senior Lecturer in Sociology Comparative/Historical Sociology,Political Sociology,Nationalism and National Identity,Civil Society and Democratization,Liberalism,Scotland,Canada/Quebec 6.28 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 4250
Gëzim Krasniqi Lecturer in Nationalism and Political Sociology; Programme Co-Director, MSc Nationalism Studies nationalism,identity politics,State building,Ethnic conflict,Citizenship,Globalization,the Balkans,Kosovo 3.14 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Giulia Liberatore Lecturer gender,politics of multiculturalism,Somali diaspora,public religion,Islamic authority and leadership,subjectivity,sociology and anthropology of Islam,migration,aspiration,critical theory,Islam in Europe,religious diversity,Anthropology of Britain,Anthropology and sociology of Italy G.3 
19 George Square
+44 (0)131 650 4463
Alice Dias Lopes Career Development Fellow in Quantitative Methods Social Stratification,Social Mobility,Education,inequality and social mobility,Sociology of Education,Latin America,Brazil,Quantitative Methods 4F1 
21 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0) 131 651 1364
John MacInnes Professor of Sociology; Associate Dean Quantitative Methods, CHSS Quantitative Methods,Research methodology,Social statistics,social demography,Population ageing,Fertility,Mortality,Gender Theory,Work-Life balance,Labour Market,National Identity,Scotland,Catalonia,Spain,Malawi 5.05 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 3867
Donald MacKenzie Financial Markets,Sociology of Science and Technology 6.26 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3980
Lisa McCormick Lecturer; Deputy Director of Research - Data Cultural Sociology,sociology of music,Social theory,civil society,performance theory,death 6.29 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 1339
David McCrone Emeritus Professor of Sociology B.3 Chisholm House
High School Yards
+44 (0)131 650 2459
Liz Mcfall Chancellor's Fellow 2.1 
21 George Square
Nasar Meer Professor of Race, Identity and Citizenship; Royal Society of Edinburgh Personal Research Fellow (2014-2019)  22a Buccleuch Place
Niamh Moore Senior Lecturer | Deputy Director of Research Ethics and Research Integrity in SSPS Feminist theory,ethics and research practices,Feminist Research,Sustainability,women's movements,ecofeminism,archives,Research methodology,oral history,community-based participatory research,Queer Theory,interdisciplinary research,transdisciplinary research,narrative research Room 3.09, 3F2 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44(0)131 6508260 @rawfeminism
Kate Orton-Johnson Senior Lecturer in Sociology Digital Culture,New Media,Digital Ethnography,Digital Leisure,Blogging and mediated parenthood,Social media,digital methodologies 2.06 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0)131 651 1230
Nick Prior Professor of Cultural Sociology popular culture,popular music,digital culture,cultural theory,new media,Pierre Bourdieu,urban sociology,Japanese culture,Hatsune Miku 4.04, 4FT 
21 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0)131 650 3991 /
Stanley Raffel
Liliana Riga Senior Lecturer 6.24 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 1853
Michael Rosie Senior Lecturer in Sociology; Programme Director, Nationalism Studies The Sociology of Scotland,Secularisation,nationalism,Religious Identity,national identity,Nationalism and National Identity,Sectarianism,Politics and Religion,Loyalism,unionism 1.01 
22 George Square
+44 (0)131 651 1651
Emilia Sereva Research Associate - Whites Writing Whiteness ESRC Process Sociology,Norbert Elias,Social theory,Long-term processes,Family businesses
Taylor Spears Honorary Fellow - School of Social and Political Science Social Studies of Finance,Derivatives Markets,Economic Sociology,Sociology of Organisations,Fair Value Accounting,Mathematical Modelling  taylor.spears [at]
Jeroen Spijker Senior Research Fellow Demography,Population research use,Sociology of social groups (Family, kinship and marriage),Population Characteristics,Population health,Population ageing 5.05 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)1316513867
Liz Stanley Professor of Sociology historical sociology,feminist theory,sociological theory,social change,narrative & auto/biographical methodologies,South Africa,'Documents of life',in particular letters and diaries,everyday life sociology,Norbert Elias & figurational sociology 6.22 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
++44 (0)131 651 3139 - but please email for strong preference!
M. Angélica Thumala Olave Lecturer in Global Sociology-Programme Co-Director, MSc Sociology and Global Change Cultural Sociology,Sociology of Religion,Consumption,Gender and Development,Catholicism,Secularisation,Elites,Culture and society in Latin America,Sociology of reading and writing 1.02 
21 George Square
+44 (0)131 650 6631
Mags Tingey Research officer and PhD researcher local energy governance and organisation (LEGO),District Energy,energy policy and politics,local government,energy and society,Valuation Studies,Economic Sociology 2.27 Chisholm House
High School Yards
+44 (0)131 650 8093 Margaret.tingey[at]
Gil Viry Lecturer spatial mobility,Family relationship,space and spatiality,Social network analysis,life course research,Quantitative Methods 3.09 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0)131 651 5768; Twitter: @gil_viry
Janette Webb Professor of Sociology of Organisations Sustainability,economic sociology,energy and society,cities,European heat and energy efficiency policy and practice,energy governance 2.28 Chisholm House
High School Yards
+44 (0)131 650 3987
Sophia Woodman Lecturer Citizenship, human rights and social movements; contemporary China; law and society; regional autonomy frameworks; migration and translocality. 3.09 
18 Buccleuch Place
44 (0)131 651 4745