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Professor of Sociology, University of Manchester

Bridget is Director of CoDE (Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity) at the University of Manchester and her most recent book 'All in the Mix: race, class and school choice' (written with Carla de Tona) came out this year and is available free to down load ( This book examines how parent's choose secondary schools for their chidlren and focuses on how parents talk about race, religion and class in the selection process.

Her previous books are: 'White Lives. The Interplay of 'race', class and gender in everyday life' (Routledge 2006) and 'Making Citizens: Public Rituals, Celebrations and Contestations of Citizenship' (Palgrave, 2014).

Bridget is currently working on a project on ethnic inequalities in the cultural industries, focusing on museums and factual TV production.
She is also a governor in a primary school in Manchester.


  • 2002–present
    Professor, University of Manchester

Professional Memberships

  • British Sociological Association