Mckenzie, Lisa

Dr Lisa Mckenzie  


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As a researcher and an educator I am keen to develop research proposals, community collaborations and student projects focusing upon class inequality using a collaborative ethnographic approach. I am particularly interested in how research, teaching and community engagement can collaborate in paradigms of social justice through the use of higher education, and innovative research methodology.

My most recent research has focused upon ‘masculinity and belonging within poor neighbourhoods’. An extension of the research from my PhD, an ethnographic study of the St Ann’s council housing estate in Nottingham focusing upon white mothers to mixed race children. Consequently my scholarly interests range widely, the theoretical influence within the PhD and the later research on masculinity was the work of Pierre Bourdieu, with particular influence relating to symbolic violence, capital exchange, and power relationships within neo-liberal structures.

My research interests are the continuation and development of research proposals focusing upon class inequality and council estates within the UK. This especially relates to those communities who are presently living through a period of adversity, as the consequences of the UK’s austerity measures have major impacts upon public services, housing and welfare entitlements.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Creative Industries and Culture

Countries and regions to which research relates:

United Kingdom, United States, Western Europe

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream press; Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)207 955 6718



McKenzie, Lisa (2017) ‘It’s not ideal’: reconsidering ‘anger’ and ‘apathy’ in the Brexit vote among an invisible working class Competition and Change, 21 (3). 199-210. ISSN 1024-5294

McKenzie, Lisa (2017) The rich, the rich, we’ve got to get rid of the rich Clinical Psychology Forum (297).

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