- Mr Ross Bond
- Senior Lecturer in Sociology
- 5.08 Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
- +44 (0)131 650 3919
- Research Interests
- Ethnicity & 'race', Scotland, higher education, national identity, migration, public attitudes to sexuality
Guidance and Feedback Hours
- Tuesdays 10.00-12.00
My Edinburgh Research Explorer profile can be accessed here:
- MA Hons (Sociology), Edinburgh
- MSc in Sociological Research Methods, Edinburgh
Main research interests
- Nationalism and national identities
- Race and ethnicity
- Scottish society and politics
- Higher education
- Public attitudes to sexuality
I would welcome PhD proposals relating to any of the above topics. Much of my recent work has focused on the conception and construction of national identities and national ‘belonging' and I would be happy to supervise PhD projects exploring these issues within any national context. This work encompasses an interest in the construction of national identities with respect to migrants and those from other minority national and ethnic groups, and I would be interested in proposals which address the identities of any such minority groups.
My other broad areas of interest are Scotland and higher education. I would enjoy supervising postgraduate work involving the sociological study of any aspect of Scottish society. I have researched the experience of higher education from the perspectives of both students and academic staff, and would be interested in proposals which sought to explore existing and changing understandings of the nature and purpose of higher education from either perspective.
Methodologically, much of my research is based on social surveys, both through the analysis of secondary data and the design and implementation of survey questions and questionnaires. I am therefore interested in projects that aim to make use of secondary or primary survey data. I also have wide experience in the conduct and analysis of in-depth interviews, hence proposals centred on a broadly qualitative approach are equally welcome.
Scottish Graduate Migration and Retention - A Case Study of the University of Edinburgh 2000 Cohort (ESRC RES-342-25-0005; 2005-2007)
For associated publications see Bond, Charsley and Grundy 2008 and 2010 below
(2016) ‘Sub-state national identities among minority groups in Britain: a comparative analysis of 2011 Census data’, Nations and Nationalism, early online publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nana.12253
(2016) 'Multicultural nationalism? National identities among minority groups in Scotland’s census', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, early online publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2016.1232162
(2015) 'National Identities and the 2014 Independence Referendum in Scotland', Sociological Research Online, 20 (4), 11 http://dx.doi.org/10.5153/sro.3797
(2011) 'Who are the Nationalists? A Profile of Scottish National Party Supporters', in T. W. Harrison and S. Drakulic (eds) Against Orthodoxy: Studies in Nationalism, Vancouver: UBC Press, pp. 205-224 (with Michael Rosie).
(2011) 'The National Identities of Minorities in Scotland: Anticipating the 2011 Census', Scottish Affairs, 75: 1-24.
(2010) 'The importance of being English: national identity and nationalism in post-devolution England' (with Charlie Jeffery and Michael Rosie; introduction to themed section) Nations and Nationalism, 16 (3): 462-468.
(2010) ‘National Identities and Attitudes to Constitutional Change in Post-Devolution UK: A four territories comparison’, (with Michael Rosie) Regional and Federal Studies, 20 (1): 83-105.
(2010) 'An Audible Minority: migration, settlement and identity among English graduates in Scotland', (with Katharine Charsley and Sue Grundy) Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 36 (3), 483-499.
(2009) ‘Political Attitudes and National Identities in Scotland and England’ in F. Bechhofer and D. McCrone (eds.) National Identity, Nationalism and Constitutional Change, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 95-121.
(2008) ‘Scottish Graduate Migration and Retention: a case study of the University of Edinburgh 2000 cohort’, (with Katharine Charsley and Sue Grundy) Scottish Affairs, 63, 31-57.
(2007) ‘Social Democratic Scotland?’, (with Michael Rosie) in M. Keating (ed.) Scottish Social Democracy: Progressive Ideas for Public Policy, Brussels: P.I.E. Peter Lang.
(2006) ‘Becoming and Belonging: national identity and exclusion', Sociology, 40 (4): 609-626.
(2006) ‘Routes into Scottishness?', (with Michael Rosie) in C. Bromley et al (eds.) Has Devolution Delivered?, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
(2005) ‘Coming Down from the Ivory Tower? Academics' Civic and Economic Engagement with the Community' (with Lindsay Paterson), Oxford Review of Education, 31 (3), 331-351.
(2005) ‘Higher Education and Critical Citizenship: a survey of academics' views in Scotland and England' (with Lindsay Paterson), Pedagogy, Culture and Society , 13 (2), 205-231.
(2005) ‘Have Scottish Academic Values Been Eroded?' (with Lindsay Paterson), Scottish Affairs , 52, 15-44.
(2004) ‘The Growth of English Regionalism? Institutions and Identity' (with David McCrone), Regional and Federal Studies , 14 (1), 1-25.
(2003) ‘National Identity and Economic Development: Reiteration, Recapture, Reinterpretation, and Repudiation' (with David McCrone and Alice Brown), Nations and Nationalism , 9 (3), 371-391.
(2003) ‘Identity Matters: the Personal and Political Significance of Feeling Scottish' (with Michael Rosie), in Catherine Bromley et al (eds.) Devolution – Scottish Answers to Scottish Questions? , Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
(2002) ‘National Identities in Post-Devolution Scotland' (with Michael Rosie), Scottish Affairs , 40, 34-53.
(2000) ‘Squaring the Circles: Demonstrating and Explaining the Political ‘Non-Alignment' of Scottish National Identity', Scottish Affairs , 32, 15-35.
(2000) ‘Politics and National Identity in Scotland' (in Hungarian; with Michael Rosie), Regio: A Review of Studies on Minorities, Politics and Society , 11 (1), 106-127.
(1999) ‘Situating the Blair Membership Boom within its Social and Political Context', Scottish Affairs , 26, 47-72.
Topics interested in supervising
I would welcome PhD proposals relating to nationalism and national identities; migration; race and ethnicity; Scottish society and politics; and higher education. Methodologically, much of my research is based on social surveys, both through the analysis of secondary data and the design and implementation of survey questions and questionnaires. I am therefore interested in projects that aim to make use of secondary or primary survey data. I also have wide experience in the conduct and analysis of in-depth interviews, hence proposals centred on a broadly qualitative approach are equally welcome.
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