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Senior Lecturer in Sociology, The University of Edinburgh

Principal interests are: Scottish society and politics; religious identity in secularised societies; nationalism, national and localised identities; protest and protest policing; the politics of prejudice and 'sectarianism'.

Work in progress includes: Marches and Parades in Scotland; 'Loyalist' Politics in Scotland; '; protests and protest policing.


  • 2009–present
    Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Edinburgh
  • 2009–2011
    Deputy Director of the Institute of Governance, University of Edinburgh
  • 2002–2009
    Lecturer in Sociology, University of Edinburgh


  • 2001 
    University of Edinburgh, PhD

Research Areas

  • Sociology (1608)
  • Religion And Society (220405)