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Recent PhD Awards
PhD students come to the department from all over the world to study under individual supervisors. In a lively intellectual atmosphere, students study and write about a wide range of topics, as the list of recent PhDs awarded suggests.
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Liwen Shih (Taiwan) Pleasure and Anxiety in Prenatal Screening and Testing in Taiwan.
Shireen Chilcott Explaining the uneven gender composition of workers across architecture, town planning, electrical work and plumbing.
Yi-Ping Cheng (Taiwan) A Home Consumption Study: Material Flow and Storage of Things in Taiwanese Households.
Katerina Psarikidou (Greece), Re-Imagining Sustainable Agro-Food Futures: Alternative (Bio) Economies in a Knowledge Society Era.
David Mansley, Collective violence, democracy and protest policing: Protest events in Great Britain, 1999-2009.
Craig Hammond, Neo-Blochian Theory of Complexity, Hope and Cinematic Utopia.
Dee Leahy, The production of brain knowledge in neuroscience: the relationship between epilepsy, the brain and the mind from the nineteenth century to the contemporary period.
Julian Muller (Germany), IFRS, IASB and the financialisation of accounting regulation: a case study in the ecological dominance of money capital.
Woo-Joo Chang (Korea, PhD Women’s Studies) Women in the South Korean Environmental Movement.
Sung-Yueh Perng (Taiwan) Travelling with Mobile Machines
Endre Danyi (Hungary), Parliament Politics: A material smiotic analysis of liberal democracy.
John Leah The Wellbeing Benefits of Contact with Nature and Greenspaces.
Lisa Wood The Ray of Hope: Hidden Work and the Pursuit of Accuracy.
Leon Moosavi Defying Gravity: Islamophobia, Belonging and 'Race' in the experiences of Muslim converts in Britain.
Glen McIver Liverpool's Rialto and the Structures of Memory.
Ozge Yaka (Turkey), TUSIAD as a Hegemonic force in Turkish politics: A gramscian analysis of the promotion and limits of EU membership as a hegemonic project.
Allison Hui (Canada) Enthusiasts' Travel: Mobilities and Practices.
Gemma Wibberley The Invisibility and Complexity of Domiciliary Carers' Work, Around, In and Out of their Labour Process.
Misela Mavric (Slovenia) Connecting Tourism Mobilities: Networking, Performing and Imagining.
Jordi Sanz Porras (Spain), Obesity Surgery: An ethnography of metabolic im/balance.
Irene Dudley-Swarbrick Diffracting and Materializing Safety: A Feminist Account of Practices, Participations and Learning in Medical Work.
Tom Roberts (PhD Environment and Society) Tales of Power: Public & Policy Narratives on the Climate and Energy Crisis.
Jodie Chapell (PhD Genetics and Society) Biopiracy in Peru: Tracing Biopiracies, Theft, Loss and Traditional Knowledge.
Jenn Tomomitsu (Canada) Tinkering with the object: Investigating manipulation and enactments of 'seeing' in scientific imaging practice.
James Tomasson Radiant Cookers and Wooden Flooring: Case Studies in Consumption, Routine and Rural Heritage.
Dana Bentia (Germany) Training Tastes: A Relational Approach to Food, Taste and the Senses.
Nicola Spurling Authors of our own lives? Individuals, Institutions and the Everyday Practice of Sociology.
Silvia Ferreira (Portugal) The Paradox of the Third Sector.
Anthony Page Networks and Narratives: The Enactment of Schizophrenia.
Lia Kinane (Ireland PhD Women’s Studies). Gendered Social Markers and Social Practices in a Group Friendship Formation: A Case Study of the Irish Countrywomen's Association
Elisavet Pakis (Greece - PhD Women's Studies): Playing in the Dark: Performing (Im)possible Lesbian Subjects. Her supervisors were Andrew Quick and Anne-Marie Fortier.
Heather Walmsley (UK - PhD Genetics and Society): Witnessing Genomics: The Design, Facilitation and Evaluation of Inclusive Deliberative Public Consultation about Biobanking in British Columbia (Canada). Her supervisors were Brian Wynne and Paul Oldham.
Clare Hollowell (UK - PhD Women's Studies): The Subject of Fun: Young Women, Freedom and Feminism. Her supervisors were Anne Cronin and Celia Roberts.
Gail Crowther (UK - PhD Sociology): The Haunted Reader and Sylvia Plath. Her supervisors were Lynne Pearce and Yoke-Sum Wong.
Sergio Fava (Portuguese - PhD Sociology): Designing Nightmares: Scientific and Artistic Representations of Climate Change as Apocalypse. His supervisors were John Law and Yoke-Sum Wong.
Clare Woolhouse (UK - PhD Women's Studies): EverydayTransformations: An Investigation into the Shifting Representations of Makeevers in British Women's Magazines (1972-2003). Her supervisors were Maureen McNeil and Imogen Tyler.
Basak Tanulku (Turkey - PhD Sociology): An Exploration of Two Gated Communities in Istanbul. Her supervisor was John Urry.
Nagore Calvo Mendizabal (Spain - PhD Sociology): Through the Looking Glass of the High Speed Train: Scalar Politics & the Makings of Basque Country. Her supervisor was Bob Jessop.
Alexander Gallas (Germany - PhD Sociology): Offensive Completed: A Neo-Poulantzasian Analysis of the Thatcherite Era, 1977-1999. His supervisor was Bob Jessop.
Nina Moeller (Germany, PhD Genetics and Society). The Protection of Traditional Knowledge in the Ecuadorian Amazon: A Critical Ethnography of Capital Expansion.
Nina Held Racialised Lesbian Spaces: A Mancunian Ethnography.
Huei-Chung Hsiao Taiwan (PhD Environment and Society) Becoming Indigenous: The Making of the Politics and Nature and Indigeneity in Two Atayal Villages of Taiwan.
Ebru Thwaites (Turkey) The Articulation of Discourses on State Development around 'East' and 'West' Imaginaries: The Turkish State.
Katherine Forbes-Pitt (UK - PhD Sociology): The Assumption of Agency: A Realist Theory of the Production of Human & Machine Agency in Everyday Social Life. Her supervisor was Bob Jessop.
Claire Waterton (UK - PHD (Pub) Sociology by published work): The Making and Politics of Environmental Knowledge.
Anne Rudolph (Germany - PhD Women's Studies): Un/Doing Risk: Sexually Transmitted Infections, Identity and Lesbian Bodies. Her supervisor was Celia Roberts.
Sarah Proctor-Thomson (New Zealand - PhD Women's Studies): Creative Differences: The Performativity of Gender in the Digital Media Sector. Her supervisors were Maureen McNeil and Elaine Swan.
Alejandro Torres-Abreu (USA - PhD Environment and Society): The Political Ecology of Demand: Managing Water Stress in Puerto Rico. His supervisors were Bronislaw Szerszynski and Will Medd.
Karolina Kazimierczak (Poland - PhD Sociology): Translating Imaginary Aliens, Transgressing Imaginary Scholars: Invented Languages and the Performances of Fan/Scholarship. Her supervisors were Lucy Suchman and Yoke-Sum Wong.
Ayse Hosgor (Turkey - PhD Sociology): AKP, State and Capital: A Class-Theoretical Re-Interpretation of the Conflict Between 'Centre' and 'Periphery' in Turkey. Her supervisor was Bob Jessop.
Lih-Rong Chiou (Taiwan - PhD Sociology): Two Versions of Storytelling: Repressing Aboriginal Architectural Heritage in Reconstructed Sites. Her supervisor was John Urry.
John Holm (Australia - PhD Science Studies): Work/Space: Fractional Coherence and Ordering in the Office. His supervisor was John Law.
Christos Boukalas (Greece - PhD Sociology): Empire & Reich - War as Terrorism and the Political Metalaxis of the US. His supervisor was Bob Jessop.
Isabel Shaw (UK - PhD Sociology): Making Dental Commodities: A Socio-technical Analysis of Commercial Practice. Her supervisors were Elizabeth Shove and Lucy Suchman. (Isabel Shaw is currently a Researcher at Tate Britain)
Clare Johnson (UK - PhD Women's Studies): Textures of Femininity: Feminism and Generation in Contemporary Women's Art. Her supervisor was Maureen McNeil.
Kai Chong Gui (Singapore - MPhil Sociology): A Sociological Study of Cosmopolitanism: A Case Study of Singapore. His supervisor was John Urry.
Stijn Oosterlynck (Belgium - PhD Sociology): The Political Economy of Regionalism in Belgium: Imagining and Institutionalising the Flemish Regional Economy. His Supervisor was Bob Jessop.
Chia-Yin Chuang (Taiwan - PhD Sociology): Political Consumerism in Contemporary Taiwan - Customizing a Nation. Her supervisors were Bob Jessop and Anne Cronin.
Shumei Wang (Taiwan - PhD Sociology): Becoming Taiwanese: Everyday Practices and Identity Transformation. Her supervisors were Andrew Sayer and Elizabeth Shove. (Shumei is now an assistant professor in the Institute of Communication Studies, National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan)
Simone Brito (Brazil - PhD Sociology): Negative Morality: Adorno's Sociology. Her supervisors were Bulent Diken and Yoke-Sum Wong.
Tom Grimwood (UK - PhD Women's Studies): Ironology and the Interpretation of Misogyny in the Philosophy of Schopenhauer, Kierkagaard and Nietzsche. His supervisors were Vicky Singleton, Alison Stone and Arthur Bradley.
Esperanza Miyake (Japan - PhD Women's Studies): Singing Out Together: Towards a Queer Ethnography of Music and Sexuality. Her supervisors were Vicky Singleton, Jackie Stacey and Nicholas Gebhardt.
Carol Kingdon (UK - PhD Women's Studies): Re-Visioning Choice through 'Situated Knowledges': Womens Preferences for Vaginal or Caesarian Birth. Her supervisor was Vicky Singleton. (Carol is now a Research Fellow in the Department of Midwifery, University of Central Lancashire)
Davey Garland (UK - MPhil Environment and Society): Examining the Role of the Internet and Disability within the Mobilisation of the British Anti-Depleted Uranium Movement. His supervisor was Bronislaw Szerszynski.
Laura Watts (UK - PhD Sociology Full Time): A Future Archaeology of the Mobile Telecoms Industry. Her supervisors were John Law and Lucy Suchman.
Kingsley Dennis (UK - PhD Sociology): New Complexities: Converging Spaces of Connectivity, Communication and Collaboration. His supervisors were John Urry and Adrian MacKenzie. (http://www.kingsleydennis.com)
Sonya Sharma (India - PhD (Integrated) Women's Studies): The Impact of Protestant Church Involvement on Young Women's Sexual Identities. Her supervisors were Linda Woodhead and Vicky Singleton.
Michaela Fay (Germany - PhD Women's Studies): Mobile Belonging: An Exploration of Transnational Feminist Connections. Her supervisors were Vicky Singleton, Anne-Marie Fortier and Lucy Suchman.
Hernan Gutierrez Sagastume (Spain - PhD Sociology): Cosmopolis or Bilbao in the Tourist Turn. His supervisor was John Urry.
Elin Lundsten (Sweden - PhD Women's Studies): Speaking Subjects in the Good School: Language and Relations of Power. Her supervisors were Jackie Stacey and Sara Ahmed.
Adi Kuntsman (Israel - PhD Sociology): Figurations of Violence and Belonging: Sexuality, Immigration and Nationalism in Israel/Palastine and in Cyberspace. Her supervisors were Anne-Marie Fortier and Gail Lewis. (Adi is now a Lecturer in Internet and Communication Studies at Liverpool John Moores University).
Ranjini Canchi Raghavendra (India - PhD Women's Studies): Implementing Public Health Information Infrastrctures in India: An Ethnographic Approach. Her supervisors were Lucy Suchman and Celia Roberts.
Fiona Summers (UK - PhD Women's Studies): Unanticipated Space Embodied Encounters in Contemporary Visual Culture. Her supervisors were Jackie Stacey, Maureen McNeil and Imogen Tyler.
Nicholas Pearce (UK - PhD Sociology): Rights of the Road: Understanding Everyday Automobility. His supervisors were John Urry and Elizabeth Shove.
Viv Cuthill (UK - PhD Sociology): Complex Mobilities: Transforming Tourist Places and Service Cultures. Her supervisor was John Urry.
Chris Hewson (UK - PhD Sociology): Technologies of Citizenship: Local Media and Public Service. His supervisors were John Urry and Bronislaw Szerszynski.
Tommaso Colombino (Italy - PhD Sociology): Autism in Theory and in Real Life: An Ethnomethodological Study. His supervisor was John Hughes.
Kaori Sasaki (Japan - PhD Sociology): Politicised Culture, Culturised Life and Death: The Japanese Organ Transplantation and Brain Death Debates. Her supervisors were John Law and Celia Roberts.
Dylan Tutt (UK - PhD Sociology): Making Yourself at Home with Media: A Video Ethnography of Interactions with Media in the Living Room. His supervisors were Dan Shapiro and Bronislaw Szerszynski. (Dylan is now working with the Work Interaction and Technology Research Group at King’s College, London)
Stephanie Munro (UK - PhD Women's Studies): Lydia Maria Child's Anti-Slavery and Anti-Prejudice Appeal, 1830-1867. Her supervisors were Alison Easton and Rosemary Betterton.
Daniel Marschall (USA - PhD Sociology): Occupational Community in the Network Society: An Ethnography of Computer Technologists at a Software Development Company. His supervisor was Lucy Suchman.
Rohana Yusof (Malaysian - PhD Women's Studies): Socio-cultural Traits and Entrepreneurship among Malay Rural Business Women in Malaysia: An Analysis Through the Feminist Perspective. Her supervisor was Carole Truman.
Joo Hyoung Ji (South Korea - PhD Sociology): Learning from Crisis: Political Economy, Spatio-Temporality, and Crisis Management in South Korea, 1961-2002. His supervisors were Bob Jessop and Andrew Sayer.
Chris Harty (UK - PhD Sociology): System Building without System Builders: The Implementation and use of 3D CAD Technologies in Construction Design. His supervisors were Luis Araujo and Elizabeth Shove. (Chris is now a Senior Research Fellow with the Innovation Construction Research Centre at the University of Reading)
Mia Fallov (Denmark - PhD Sociology): Speaking the Language of Capacity: Neighbourhood Regeneration and Social Exclusion in Denmark and England. Her supervisors were Bob Jessop and Anne-Marie Fortier.
Teresa Young (UK - PhD Science Studies): Involving Place Based and Interest Based Communities in Urban Regeneration: A Temporal and Spacial Reading of Community Governance. Her supervisors were David Smith and Maureen McNeil.
Bronwyn Newton (New Zealand - PhD Sociology): Organisation and Innovation: Towards 'Citizen Consumers' at Three Environmental Visitor Attractions. Her supervisors were John Law and Kevin Hetherington.
Kuo-Hsien Chen (Taiwan - MPhil Sociology): Urban Society toward Sustainable Development: Case Studies of Britain and Taiwan. His supervisors were Bob Jessop and Bulent Diken.
Michael Schillmeier (Germany - PhD Sociology): More than Seeing: The Materiality of Blindness. His supervisor was John Law
Michal Nahman (Canada - PhD Sociology): Israeli Extraction: An Ethnographic Study of Egg Donation and National Imaginaries. Her supervisors were Sarah Franklin and Maureen McNeil.
Jo Armstrong (UK - PhD Women's Studies): Classed and Gendered Experiences of Combining Employment and Motherhood. Her supervisors were Andrew Sayer and Maureen McNeil.
Wen-Yuan Lin (Taiwan - PhD Sociology): Bodies in Action: Multivalent Agency in Haemodialysis Practices. His supervisors were John Law and Celia Roberts.
Exley Dalton (UK - PhD Science Studies): Integrating Biodiversity and Cultural Diversity: Perspectives and possibilities for the future of woodlands. His supervisor was Kevin Hetherington.
Eeva Sointu (Finland - PhD Sociology): In Search of Wellbeing: Reflecting on the use of alternative and complementary health practices. Her supervisors were Jackie Stacey and Kevin Hetherington.
Dawne Gurbutt (UK- PhD Science Studies): Making and Re-Making Motherhood: Maternal Grief following Sudden Infant death Syndrome. Her supervisors were Vicky Singleton and Maureen McNeil.
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