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Head of Department, Sociology and Criminology, University of Bradford

I am Head of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Bradford. I have particular interests in public sociology, ethnography, ethnic relations, consumption and how these relate with and have an impact on identity. In my current research, I'm exploring a range of popular culture, including literature as well as film and television, that intersects with class and ethnicity as well as notions of voice and politics.

I continue to develop research and impact relating to sociological understandings of car culture. I have given a number of high profile conference/seminar papers around the car, ethnicity and identity. Using research that has underpinned this work, I am developing a more intensive research project which looks at a range of interlinked issues, including consumption, taste, the performance of ‘race’ and racism in greater depth.


  • 2020–present
    Head of department, university of bradford
  • 2014–2020
    Senior lecturer, university of bradford
  • 2005–2014
    Lecturer, university of bradford
  • 2000–2005
    Research assistant, university of bradford
  • 2000–2003
    Associate lecturer, university of bradford


  • 2012 
    University of Bradford, PhD