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Alice Butler-Warke

Lecturer in Sociology, Robert Gordon University

Dr Alice Butler-Warke is a Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Applied Social Studies. She completed a PhD in Human Geography at the University of Leeds on the formation of territorial stigma in relation to Toxteth, Liverpool, in the British press over the 20th century. More broadly, she is interested in stigma and marginality, lived urban experience, and discourse, marginality and power. She has recently completed work on decolonising heritage and building stone.

Research Interests: Urban experience; place-base stigma; territorial stigma; gender and space; power and the media; discourse analysis; poverty and austerity; stigma; decolonising heritage; critical heritage


  • 2018–present
    Lecturer in Sociology, Robert Gordon University


  • 2019 
    University of Leeds, PhD Human Geography
  • 2015 
    Lancaster University, MA Politics