Jonathan BeachamLecturer, PhD student
My research interests sit at the intersection of the sociology of consumption and economic geography, informed particularly by the diverse economies framework. My doctoral research, also conducted here at Lancaster, focused on 'alternative' food geographies in a context of economic austerity. Consequently, I have ongoing interests in the geographies of food, social and political change, sociology of the environment and feminist political economy (particularly with reference to the Anthropocene and responses to it).
I also completed my MA Sociological Research here at Lancaster and, prior to that, completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Leeds.
Spaces of difference, spaces of possibility? An exploration of Alternative Food Networks (AFNs) in the austerity foodscape of the United Kingdom
Drs. Anne Cronin and Bron Szerszynski
My doctoral research was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council 1 + 3 (MA + PhD) studentship.
BA (Hons) Sociology (First-class, University of Leeds)
MA Sociological Research (Distinction, Lancaster University)
SEDA Supporting Learning Award in Higher Education (Lancaster University)
SOCL101 Introduction to Sociology (block on technology and social change, 2018/19 academic year)
SOCL315 Sociology of the Future (co-convenor with Dr Bron Szerszynski, 2018/19 academic year)
SOCL521 Environment and Culture (co-convenor with Dr Bron Szerszynski, 2018/19 academic year)
SOCL200 Understanding Social Thought (Michaelmas term, 2016/17 academic year)
SOCL218 Socio-cultural Approaches to Advertising (Lent term, 2016/17 academic year)
SOCL101 Introduction to Sociology (2014/15 academic year)
I am an active member of the Bauman Institute, University of Leeds, and remain closely aligned to their research interests.
I was also a founding associate of the Institute for Social Futures here at Lancaster. Within the Institute, I was positioned on the 'Futures of Consumption' research agenda.
Outside of these roles, I am also on the board of reviewers for the Graduate Journal of Social Science, a member of the Northern Theory School and affiliate of the Centre for Science Studies at Lancaster. I am an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
I am the admissions lead for Sociology within the department.
Previously, I served as departmental student ambassador at the University of Leeds (2012/13), postgraduate representative for the MA Sociological Research programme (2013/14) and postgraduate representative for first year doctoral students and graduate teaching assistants (2014/15), both at Lancaster University.
Organising food differently: towards a more-than-human ethics of care for the Anthropocene
Beacham, J. 1/07/2018 In: Organization. 25, 4, p. 533-549. 17 p.
Varieties of Alterity: Alternative Food Networks in the UK, Italy and China
Martindale, L., Matacena, R., Beacham, J. 02/2018 In: Sociologia Urbana e Rurale. 115, S1, p. 27-41. 15 p.
Distant Love: Personal Life in the Global Age, Ulrich Beck and Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013, £15.99, 220pp.
Beacham, J. 30/08/2015 In: The Sociological Review. 63, 3, 3 p.
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