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Angus Bancroft

Angus Bancroft
Angus Bancroft
Research Interests
Drug users, dealers and traffickers, drug policy, drug culture, Alcohol, the darknet, digital culture, Digital Sociology, illicit markets, binge drinking

Guidance and Feedback Hours

  • Wednesday 9-11am - please phone or email to see me outside of this time. Accessibility: My office does not have lift access. If it presents any problems for accessibility please contact me and I will be glad to meet you at a more accessible location.

Current research

I am currently researching cyber-security, illicit markets and views of darknet users.

Selected Publications - you can find many of these at my SocArxiv page or please email me if you cannot get access:

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

Angus Bancroft, Mariah Jade Zimpfer, Orla Murray and Martina Karels (2014) 'Working at Pleasure in Young Women's Alcohol Consumption: A Participatory Visual Ethnography', Sociological Research Online, 16, 2, 20,

Angus Bancroft (2012) 'Drinking With and Without Fun: Female students' accounts of pre-drinking and club-drinking', Sociological Research Online, 17 (4).

Angus Bancroft (2009) Drugs, Intoxication and Society, Cambridge: Polity PressBuy at Amazon UK.

Angus Bancroft (2005) Roma and Gypsy-Travellers in Europe: Modernity, Race, Space and Exclusion, Avebury: Ashgate Press.

Topics interested in supervising

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