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Dr Katherine Appleford - Senior Lecturer
Her research examines the relationship between fashion and class in contemporary British women's dress, and explores class distinctions in fashion tastes and fashion practice.
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Dr Dhanveer Brar



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Dr Cecilia Cappel - Senior Lecturer
Cecilia's areas of teaching are around domestic abuse, interpersonal violence, race and crime, religion, women and domestic abuse and representations of black women in the media.
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Dr Sylvia Collins-Mayo - Head Of Department
Sylvia teaches the sociology of religion, the sociology of organisations and occupations, and social research methods.
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Dr Camilla De Camargo
Camilla's research areas span the introduction and reception of neighbourhood policing and explore the often contested and resisted dominant discourses surrounding image and identity management in police (sub)culture.
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Dr Francis Dodsworth - Senior Lecturer
His research explores crime, policing and security, particularly personal security and self-defence, from the perspectives of cultural history and cultural studies.
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Dr Luke Doggett - Lecturer
His academic interests generally revolve around the role that myth and ritual have played in human life.
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Professor David Herbert - Professor of Sociology
David researches the dynamics of religion, media and locality in North European cities, and conflicts in mediatized religious environments.
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Dr Elisa Impara
Elisa's research interests are within the realm of extreme violence, history of violence, ritualistic crime and subcultures. She is a cultural criminologist with strong interests in medievalism and quantitative methods.
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Dr Joanna Jamel - Senior Lecturer
Joanna has conducted research on male rape: examining the specialist police response; its incidence in male sex work; its representation in the print media and related victim resistance strategies. She is also interested in the policing of transphobic hate crime.
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Professor Nicola Mai



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Amy Mitchell - Principal Lecturer
Amy's professional background is in youth justice working in the front line with young people in the youth justice system.
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Dr Egle Rindzeviciute
Egle's research interests revolve around the sociology of culture, heritage and creative industries, and the sociology of knowledge, with a particular focus on cybernetics and the systems approach and their sociopolitical impact on global governance.
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Dr Heidi Seetzen - Senior Lecturer
Heidi researches the sociology of space and place, with a particular emphasis on urban spaces. She is interested in ethnographic explorations of the way in which community groups negotiate and contest urban change, gentrification and regeneration.
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Dr Sonya Sharma - Lecturer
A central theme of Sonya's research is how religion is situated amid the ordinary concerns of everyday life - embedded in social contexts, relationships and identities.
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Dr Marisa Silvestri - Associate Professor
Marisa's main research interests lie in the broad field of policing, gender and criminal justice. her work has centred on exploring the position and role of women in police leadership and the gendered nature of the criminal justice system.
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Professor Vron Ware - Chair in Sociology
Vron worked as a journalist, photographer, policy researcher in the third sector and, since 1992, an academic with experience of teaching in the US as well as the UK.
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