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Professor of Sociology, University of Surrey

Paul Hodkinson is Professor of Sociology at the University of Surrey. His research focuses on fathers and fathering, youth cultures, pathways through adulthood and experiences of digital social media spaces. He is particularly interested in understanding people's experiences of contemporary life course journeys and transitions.

His books include 'New Fathers, Mental Health and Digital Communication' (with Ranjana Das), 'Sharing Care: Equal and Primary Carer Fathers and Early Years Parenting' (with Rachel Brooks), 'Media, Culture and Society', 'Ageing and Youth Cultures' (with Andy Bennett), 'Youth Cultures: Scenes, Subcultures and Tribes' (with Wolfgang Deicke) and 'Goth: Identity, Style and Subculture'.

He is currently co-editor of the journal, Sociology, and was previously co-editor of Sociological Research Online.


  • –present
    Professor of Sociology, University of Surrey