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Angus Bancroft

Angus Bancroft
Angus Bancroft

Guidance and Feedback Hours

  • Drop in via Teams or email me to talk via video Tuesdays or Wednesdays 9-11am

Current research

I am currently researching  digtal platforms in informal economies,cyber-security, illicit markets and views of darknet users.

Angus Bancroft and Peter Scott Reid (2017) 'Challenging the techno-politics of anonymity: the case of cryptomarket users', Information, Communication and Society, 20, 4, pp. 497-512,

Angus Bancroft and Ralph Fevre (2016) Dead White Men and Other Important People: Sociology's Big Ideas, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2nd. ed.  Amazon. Companion website.

Angus Bancroft and Peter Scott Reid (2016) 'Concepts of illicit drug quality among darknet market users: Purity, embodied experience, craft and chemical knowledge', International Journal of Drug Policy, 35, pp. 42-49

Topics interested in supervising

I am keen to supervise PhD students in the fields of: illicit drug use and regulation, the darknet, smart drugs, cybercrime, cryptoculture, illicit markets, digital sociology, alcohol, smoking, and policing.

If you are interested in being supervised by Angus Bancroft, please see the links below for more information:

PhD in Sociology; MSc (R) Sociology