Who's Who at LSE Sociology

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Academic staff


Ahmad, Mahvish (Dr)
Assistant Professor of Human Rights and Politics
On Leave Michaelmas Term 2022 and Lent Term 2023

Room STC S108

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Suki Ali

Ali, Suki (Dr)
Deputy Head of Department for Teaching
Associate Professor of Sociology
Room STC S307

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Robin Archer

Archer, Robin (Dr)
Associate Professor (Reader) of Political Sociology
Room STC S114a 

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Chetan Bhatt 2018

Bhatt, Chetan (Professor)
Professor of Sociology
On Leave Lent and Summer Terms 2023
Room STC S107 

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Ayca Cubukcu 2020

Çubukçu, Ayça (Dr)
Associate Professor of Human Rights, Co-Director of LSE Human Rights
Room STC S113

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Nigel Dodd

Dodd, Nigel (Professor)

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Rebecca Elliott

Elliott, Rebecca (Dr)
Associate Professor of Sociology
Room STC S211

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Janet Foster

Foster, Janet (Dr)
Associate Professor of Sociology

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Friedman, Sam (Professor)
Professor of Sociology
Professor Friedman is not taking on new doctoral students 2023/24
Room STC S102

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Carrie Friese

Friese, Carrie (Dr)
Associate Professor of Sociology
Room STC S213

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Hall, Suzanne (Professor)
Deputy Head of Department Teaching
Professor of Sociology

Professor Hall will not be taking on any PhD students for the 2023/24 academic year.

Room STC S203

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Cities Programme

Ursula Henz

Henz, Ursula (Dr)
Associate Professor of Social Research Methods
Room STC 100B 

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Monika Krause

Krause, Monika (Professor)
Professor of Sociology, Co-Director of LSE Human Rights
Room STC S207

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David Madden (1)

Madden, David (Dr)
Associate Professor of Sociology, Director of the Cities Programme
Room STC S209
On Leave during the Academic Year 2022/23

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Cities Programme

Pat McGovern

McGovern, Patrick (Dr)
Associate Professor (Reader) of Sociology
Room STC S110

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Melkumova-Reynolds, Jana (Dr)
Assistant Professor of Sociology

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Moon, Claire (Dr)
Associate Professor of Sociology

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David Pinzur

Pinzur, David (Dr)
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Dr Pinzur is not taking on new doctoral students 2023/24
Room STC S217A

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Rutazibwa, Olivia Umurerwa (Dr)
Assistant Professor in Human Rights and Politics
Dr Rutazibwa is not taking on new doctoral students 2023/24
Room STC S216

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Salem, Sara (Dr)
Associate Professor of Sociology
Room STC S218

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Mike Savage

Savage, Mike (Professor)
Martin White Professor of Sociology
Room STC S210 and CBG.4.03
On Leave Lent Term 2023

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Don Slater

Slater, Don (Dr)
Associate Professor (Reader) of Sociology
Room STC S310
On Leave Lent Term 2023

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Kristin Surak

Surak, Kristin (Dr)
Associate Professor of Sociology
Room STC 105

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Tonkiss, Fran (Professor)
Head of Department and Professor of Sociology
Professor Tonkiss is not taking on new doctoral students 2023/24
Room STC S205

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Mai Taha

Taha, Mai (Dr)
Assistant Professor in Human Rights
Room STC S206

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Research staff

Ioanna-Gouseti 2018

Gouseti, Ioanna (Dr)
Levenhulme Fellow / Research Fellow
Room STC S105a

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LSE Fellows

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Morlet Corti, Yazmin (Dr)
Fellow in Quantitative Social Methods 
Room STC S114 

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Annalena Oppel

Oppel, Annalena (Dr)
Fellow in Inequalities and Social Science
Room STC S104

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Nils Peters

Peters, Nils (Dr)
Fellow in Economic Sociology
Room STC S103

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Qaddumi, Dena (Dr)
Fellow in City Design and Social Science
Room STC S212

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Hakan Sandal-Wilson

Sandal-Wilson, Hakan (Dr)
Fellow in Race and Gender
Room STC S217

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Sreberny-Mohammadi, Leili (Dr)
Fellow in Culture and Society
Room STC 313

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Badcock, Christopher (Dr)

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Barker, Eileen (Professor) OBE, FBA
Room STC S115

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Giddens, Anthony (Professor Lord)

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Frances Heidensohn

Heidensohn, Frances (Professor)
Visiting Professor
Mannheim Centre for Criminology
Room STC S115

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Husbands, Christopher (Reader) 
Room STC S115

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Bridget Hutter

Hutter, Bridget (Professor)
Room STC S115

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Rock, Paul (Professor)
Room STC S115

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Sklair, Leslie (Professor)
Room STC S115

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Charis Thompson

Thompson, Charis (Professor)

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Judy Wajcman 2016

Wajcman, Judy (Professor)

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Calhoun, Craig (Professor) 
Centennial Professor


Professional services staff


Lawrence, Louisa
Department Manager
Room STC S119C
020 7849 4938

Ask me about: Department Strategy | Department Operations | Department Resources | Department Meetings | EDI Committee | British Journal of Sociology


Clara Lyons (1)

Lyons, Clara
Deputy Department Manager (Teaching)
Room STC S119D
020 7106 1426

Ask me about: The Teaching Team | Teaching Policy | The Department’s Teaching Committee | Teaching Resourcing



Tomlinson, Claire
Service Delivery Manager (Taught Programmes)
Room STC S116 
020 7852 3719 

Ask me about: BSc and MSc Taught Programmes | Exams and Assessments


Emilia Borowska

Borowska, Emilia
Department Research Manager
Room STC S119D
020 7955 7523

For MPhil/PhD Programme enquires:

For research enquires:

Ask me about: Research | Grant Proposals | PhD Programme Administration | Department’s Research Committee | Academic Visitors


Vivienne Codjoe

Codjoe, Vivienne
MSc Programme Manager: City Design and Social Science; Culture and Society; Sociology; Inequalities and Social Science
Room STC S116 
020 7107 5112

Ask me about: MSc Programme Administration | Postgraduate Admissions | Course Selection | Assessments and Exams | The Department's GSSLC | The Taught Postgraduate Committee | MSc Exam Sub-Boards


Adeel Parvez1

Parvez, Adeel
MSc Programme Manager Economy and Society; Human Rights; Human Rights and Politics; Political Sociology
Room STC S116
020 7955 6076

Ask me about: MSc Programme Administration | Postgraduate Admissions | Course Selection | Assessments and Exams | The Department's GSSLC | The Taught Postgraduate Committee | MSc Exam Sub-Boards


Monika Walker

Walker, Monika
Undergraduate Programme Manager
Room STC S116 
020 7955 6951 

Ask me about: BSc Programme Administration | Course Selection | The Department's USSLC | The BSc Exam Sub-Boards | Exams and Assessments | Undergraduate Admissions


Andy Christofferson

Christofferson, Andrew
Finance and Operations Officer
Room STC S119B
020 7107 5029

Ask me about: Finance | Department Resources | Hourly paid contracts | GTA Recruitment | Health and Safety


Laura Wain

Wain, Laura
Communications and Events Officer
Room STC S116 
020 7955 7309

Ask me about: Social Media | Public Events | Blogs | Sociology Matters Newsletter | Website 


Meeta Bhatt

Bhatt, Meeta
Communications Officer (Web and Blog) - part time

Ask me about: Social Media | Blogs | Website

Research students

Adereth, Maya
Coalitons for care: Trade Unions, Mutual Aid, and the Struggle for National Healthcare in the UK and US

Akdag, Muhammed
Social Determinants of International Competitive Advantage: The Case of Turkish Contractors 

Aksakal, Özgün
Meanings and Legitimation of Violence in Situations of Political Contestation: The Case of the Turkish-Right

Al Sudairy, Jawaher
Urban and social regeneration: The case of Makkah’s Redevelopment

Amitay, Nitzan

Arenas Osorio, Nicolás
Mediating the Non-Rational: Branding Consultants and the Role of Emotions in Marketing

Bhobe, Amani

Born, Anthony Miro
Urban Marginality and the Ideal of Social Mobility (tba) 


Brown, Dan
The Contested Role of Human Rights in Anti-Systemic Resistance: A Case-Study of Human Rights Discourse and Practice in UK Kurdish Solidarity Networks

Brundu-Gonzalez, Benjamin
Mixing and mingling in French liberal art colleges

Butt, Asif
Social mobility into elite occupations and micro-class reproduction in Germany

Carmichael, Donna
Challenges and Opportunities in the British Private Equity Industry

Cirdan, Iulia-Clara

Círigo-Jiminez, Rodrigo
Suffering citizenship: a political sociology of victimhood in contemporary Mexico

Cutts, Danielle

Davids, Sherelle
How do Widening Participation departments in England put policy that targets by ethnicity into practice?

Dere, Doğukan

Dyer, Shanae

Garbett, Lucy

Gilles, Jan

Gray, Selena
Understanding girl’s perspectives on child sexual exploitation

Greenfield, Adam

Gronwald, Victoria
Boundary work in international tax governance

Harpin, Julie
After the Act: Conditions of legitimacy and legibility. The significance of marriage for female same-sex couples

Harris, Gabrielle (Gaby)
Gaby is interested in consumer culture and social class; her thesis focuses on teenage girls’ relationships with fashion.

Hilhorst, Sacha
The politics of left behind places: A political ethnography of two towns in the East Midlands

Hollenhorst, Johannes
Hydrogen for Future

Kampmann, David
Imagined futures of Artificial Intelligence

Kendall, Will
Popular knowledge? The travel and transformation of Participatory Action Research

Kherfi, Yasmine

Lally, Amraj
A study of SA MSM in HIV Prevention

Mackreath, Helen


Martinez Carrillo, Hobeth

May, Babette
Living & labouring reproductive (in)justice: lifestories, histories, & fictions of epistemic disobedience

McGinn, Jack
Decentralised anti-hierarchical organising in the Syrian and Palestinian uprisings

Nahikian, Anaïde

Nichols, Georgia

Pagnini, Marta

Pérez Aguilar, Daniela
Wage inequality in the Chilean labour market: Beyond human capital in a neoliberal economy

Reynolds, Matt

High-end domestic services in 21st century Britain

Twahirwa, Rémy-Paulin
On Ghostly Lives: Life Inside Immigration Detention Centre in the UK and Canada

Warner, Neil
The road to no alternative: the failure of projects for the socialisation of investment in Western Europe, 1970-1991

White, Tim
Living in the flexible city: understanding the socioeconomic implications of corporate co-living

Wilson, Hannah
A Bar of all and for all? Examining the financial and professional impacts of upward social mobility at the independent Bar.

Academic visitors


Bordonaro, Elettra (Dr)

Visiting Senior Fellow, Configuring Light project
Configuring Light webpage


Eidelman, Gabriel (Dr)

Visiting Fellow


Hen-Smith, May (Dr)

Visiting Fellow


Kajta, Justyna (Dr)

Visiting Fellow 

Kramer, Maria (Dr)

Visiting Fellow

Lenz, Sarah (Dr)

Visiting Fellow



Maier, George (Dr)

Visiting Fellow 

Mallett, Victoria (Dr)

Afilliated Research Fellow

Mulcahy, Rhian (Dr)

Visiting Fellow

Partyga, Dominika (Dr)

Afilliated Research Fellow

Patel, Ian (Dr)
Visiting Fellow

Rossier, Thierry (Dr)
Visiting Fellow

Watt, Paul (Prof)

Visiting Professor



Affiliated Research Fellows

Meet our Affiliated Research Fellows and read about their research.