Alexander Hensby

Lecturer in Sociology, University of Kent

Dr Alexander Hensby is a Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Social Policy, Social Research, and Sociology at the University of Kent, UK. His principal research and teaching interests include social movements, political participation, race in higher education, and globalization. He is the author of Participation and Non-Participation in Student Activism (2017), and Theorizing Global Studies (2011, with Darren J. O’Byrne).

Alex is lead researcher on the Student Success Project, and since 2014 has been responsible for developing a research programme that informs University policy and practice to close the white-BME attainment gap. He completed his first degree in sociology at the University of York in 2005, and an MPhil at the University in Cambridge in 2006. For four years, Alex taught sociology at Cambridge and Roehampton before moving to the University of Edinburgh, where he received his PhD in 2014.


  • –present
    Research Associate in Sociology, University of Kent


  • 2014 
    University of Edinburgh, PhD Sociology