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 Who's Who at LSE Sociology

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Academic staff


Ahmad, Mahvish (Dr)
Assistant Professor of Human Rights and Politics
Room STC S108
020 7852 3513

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Suki Ali

Ali, Suki (Dr)
Associate Professor of Sociology
On research leave Michaelmas Term 2020
Room STC S307
020 7852 3781

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Robin Archer

Archer, Robin (Dr)
Associate Professor (Reader) of Political Sociology
Room STC S114a
020 7955 7944 

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Tina Basi

Basi, Tina (Dr)
Guest Teacher (LT 2020)

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Chetan Bhatt 2018

Bhatt, Chetan (Professor)
Professor of Sociology
Room STC S107
020 7955 6262 

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Burdett, Ricky (Professor)
Professor of Urban Studies, Director of LSE Cities and Urban Age
Room FAW 8.01J (formerly Tower 2)
020 7955 7706

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LSE Cities

Ayca Cubukcu 2020

Çubukçu, Ayça (Dr)
Associate Professor of Human Rights, Co-Director of LSE Human Rights
Room STC S113
020 7955 6787

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Nigel Dodd

Dodd, Nigel (Professor)
Professor of Sociology
On research leave 2020/21

Room STC S106
020 7955 7571

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Rebecca Elliott

Elliott, Rebecca (Dr)
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Room STC S211
020 7955 6951

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Janet Foster

Foster, Janet (Dr)
Associate Professor of Sociology
On research leave 2020/21

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Sam Friedman 2018 (427x640)

Friedman, Sam (Dr)
Associate Professor of Sociology
Dr Friedman is not taking on new doctoral students 2021/2.
Room STC S216
020 7955 6969

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Carrie Friese

Friese, Carrie (Dr)
Associate Professor of Sociology
On research leave 2020/21

Room STC S213
020 7955 7984

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Ioanna-Gouseti 2018

Gouseti, Ioanna (Dr)
Course Tutor
Room STC S105a
020 7107 5560

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Hall, Suzanne (Dr)
Associate Professor of Sociology, Co-Director of the Cities Programme
Dr Hall is not taking on new doctoral students 2021/2.
Room STC S212
020 7955 7056

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Cities Programme

Ursula Henz

Henz, Ursula (Dr)
Associate Professor of Social Research Methods
Room STC 100B
020 7955 6139 

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Tarquin Holmes (530x640)

Holmes, Tarquin (Dr)
Research Officer
Room STC S108

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Monika Krause

Krause, Monika (Dr)
Associate Professor of Sociology, Co-Director of LSE Human Rights
Room STC S207
020 7955 7283

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David Madden (1)

Madden, David (Dr)
Associate Professor of Sociology, Co-Director of the Cities Programme
Room STC S209
020 7955 6593

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Cities Programme

Pat McGovern

McGovern, Patrick (Dr)
Associate Professor (Reader) of Sociology
Room STC S110
020 7955 6653

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Jana Reynolds

Melkumova-Reynolds, Jana (Dr)
LSE Fellow in Culture and Society

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Moon, Claire (Dr)
Associate Professor of Sociology

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Paidipaty, Poornima (Dr)
LSE Fellow in Inequalities
STC 313


Ian Patel

Patel, Ian (Dr)
BJS LSE Fellow in Human Rights
Room STC S114
020 7955 7964

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Pinzur, David (Dr)
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Room STC S217A

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Salem, Sara (Dr)
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Room STC S218
020 7852 3712

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Mike Savage

Savage, Mike (Professor)
Martin White Professor of Sociology
Room STC S210 and CBG.4.03
020 7955 7356

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Simpson, Jessica (Dr)
Guest Teacher


Don Slater

Slater, Don (Dr)
Associate Professor (Reader) of Sociology
Room STC S310
020 7849 4653

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Burak Somnez

Sonmez, Burak (Dr)
LSE Fellow in Quantitative Social Research Methods 
Room STC 206 

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Kristin Surak

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

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Charis Thompson

Thompson, Charis (Professor)
Professor of Sociology
On leave 2020/21
Professor Thompson is not taking on new doctoral students 2021/2.

Room STC S102
020 7955 6729

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Tonkiss, Fran (Professor)
Head of Department and Professor of Sociology
Room STC S205
020 7955 6601

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Judy Wajcman 2016

Wajcman, Judy (Professor)
Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology
Professor Wajcman is not taking on new doctoral students 2021/2.
Room STC S203

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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)

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Bridget Hutter

Hutter, Bridget (Professor)
Chair of Risk Regulation at LSE
020 7955 7287

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Rock, Paul (Professor)
Room STC S115

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Sklair, Leslie (Professor)
Room STC S115

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Calhoun, Craig (Professor) 
Centennial Professor


Professional services staff

Andy Christofferson

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


Giles, Maddie
Communications and Events Officer
Room STC S116
020 7955 7309

Amy Gordon

Gordon, Amy
Student Engagement and Service Delivery Administrator
Room STC S116
020 7955 7288


Kemp, Laura (Dr)
Department Research Manager
Room STC S116
020 7955 6361

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Lawrence, Louisa
Department Manager
Room STC S119C
020 7849 4938

Clara Lyons (1)

Lyons, Clara
Deputy Department Manager (Teaching)
Room STC S116
020 7106 1426

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

For programme enquiries:


Tomlinson, Claire
Undergraduate Programme Manager
Room STC S116

For programme enquiries:

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Wright, Alexander
MSc Programme Manager: Economy, Risk and Society; Human Rights; Human Rights and Politics; Political Sociology
Room STC S116 
020 7107 5778

For programme enquiries:

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-Maadeed, Eman
Another London: Walking Through Qatari Women’s Practices of Making the City

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

Amini, Babak
"Council Democratic” Movements in the First World War Era: A Comparative-Historical Study of the German and Italian Cases

Andrawos, Nader
Rights in Revolutionary Times: The Antinomies of Human Rights and the Egyptian Uprising

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

Baliga, Anitra
Negotiating the urban land market: How developers overcome uncertainties to (not) produce new real estate in Mumbai

Beecham, Nell
A Suitable Match: A study of Cultural Production in Silicon Valley

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

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

Donna Carmichael
Challenges and Opportunities in the British Private Equity Industry

Cirdan, Iulia-Clara

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

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

Ergün-Hamaz, Mutlu
Dominance & Resistance: Racialisation and Empowerment in Germany

Fercovic Cerda, Malik
Between success and dislocation. The experience of long-range upward mobility in contemporary Chile

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

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

Hayes, Niamh
Trouble Seeing: Researching the production of visual knowledge and racial knowledge in ‘new’ and ‘old’ archive

Hilhorst, Sacha
Place, politics and populism: A qualitative investigation into the appeal of populist narratives in the East Midlands in England

John-Baptiste, Belinda
Understanding Young Children’s Racialisation of Deviance and Morality

Imagined futures of Artificial Intelligence

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

Lally, Amraj
A study of SA MSM in HIV Prevention

Lieutaud, Marion
Gender through Migration, Migration through Gender

Littlejohn, Naomi
A-level engagement and achievement in inner-city London

Loup, Sophie
How and why do governments pick specific partners to implement official development assistance?

Mallett, Victoria
Revising Democracy: A study of local election reforms in U.S. cities

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

Monteath, Timothy
Elites, Capital and the City: Exploring the High End of London’s Housing Market

Pagnini, Marta

Partyga, Dominika
“Society as an Experiment” - Reading Nietzsche on the Margins of Social Theory

Pedersen, Linda Lund
On the Ambiguity of Attachment: The Danish Alien Act and Family Migration in a Time of Anti-Immigration Politics

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

Schwoerer, Lili
Inclusivity and feminist knowledges in the ‘global market for Higher Education’

Thornbury, Paul
The Social Construction of Boundaries in Military Private Security

Tsang, Ling Tung
Identity and Sport in Late Modern China: Collectivism vs. Individualism

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

Vogkli, Maria-Christina
Homelessness, Urban Space and Care in a time of limited resources: A comparative ethnography of Athens and London

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

Academic visitors

Akgul, Filiz (Dr)
Visiting Fellow

Beerli, Monique (Dr)
Visiting Fellow, LSE Human Rights

Brice, Jeremy (Dr)
Visiting Fellow

Bordonaro, Elettra (Dr)
Visiting Fellow, Configuring Light project
Configuring Light webpage

Dobeson, Alexander (Dr)
Visiting Fellow

Edelmann, Achim (Dr)
Visiting Fellow

Glucksmann, Miriam (Professor)
Visiting Professor

Klug, Francesca (Professor)
Visiting Professor, LSE Human Rights

Manby, Bronwen (Dr)
Visiting Senior Fellow, LSE Human Rights

Pasha, Suraina (Dr)
Visiting Fellow

Robbins, Glyn (Dr)
Visiting Fellow

Rossier, Thierry (Dr)
Visiting Fellow

Saldarriaga, Andrea 
Visiting Fellow, LSE Human Rights

Trevino-Rangel, Javier (Dr)
Visiting Fellow

Vanderstraeten, Raf (Professor)
Visiting Professor

Affiliated Research Fellows

Meet our Affiliated Research Fellows and read about their research.