I am a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bradford. I have particular interests in public sociology, ethnography, ethnic relations, consumption, popular culture and how these relate with and have an impact on identity.
I am presently exploring the significance and sociological understanding of car culture. I have given a number of high profile conference/seminar papers around the car, ethnicity and identity and also produced a research article exploring similar themes. Using research that has underpinned this work, I am developing a more intensive research project which looks at a range of interlinked issues, including consumption, taste, the performance of ‘race’ and racism in greater depth.