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Senior lecturer, The University of Edinburgh

Carin Runciman is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy, University of Edinburgh. Prior to this she was the Director for the Centre for Social Change, University of Johannesburg. . Her research specializes in working class mobilisation in post-apartheid South Africa with a particular focus on community protest and precarious work.


  • 2022–present
    Senior lecturer, University of Edinburgh
  • 2018–2022
    Associate professor, Univesity of Johannesburg
  • 2016–2018
    Senior researcher, University of Johannesburg
  • 2013–2016
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Johannesburg


  • 2012 
    University of Glasgow , PhD Sociology

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Senior Reseacher, Centre for Social Change
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation