Recent PhD awards

2016

  • Damla Tonuk: Making Bioplastics: An Investigation of Material-Product Relationships. Supervisors: E.Shove, L.Suchman 

2015

  • Mette Kragh-Furbo: Doing Susceptibilities: Genetic Data Practices in Consumer Genomics. Supervisors: M.Mort, A.MacKenzie
  • Stephen Jackson: Climatic Change, Rhetoric and Catastrophe. Supervisors: T.Dant, D.Tyfield (Lancaster Environment Centre)
  • Enieke-Akpo Anesah: Oil and 'The Struggle': An Ethnography of Traumatised Communities in the Niger Delta. Supervisor: C.Waterton, 
  • Emil Kilis: An Awkward Encounter: A Constructivist Study of Latvian Sociology. Supervisors: A. Mackenzie,  B. Szerszynski 
  • Wan-Ju Lee: Promising Taiwanese: Futures, Imaginaries and Communities in the Life of Taiwan Biobank. Supervisors: B.Wynne, R.Tutton
  • Becky Fish: Learning Disabled Women on Locked Ward: At the Intersection of Gender, Disabilities and Deviance. Supervisors: C. Roberts, C.Thomas (Faculty of Health and Medicine)
  • Oscar Maldonado: Making evidence, making legitimacy: the introduction of HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccines in Colombia. Supervisors: C.Roberts, M.Mort
  • Mathis Heinrich: Power and Discourse of European Capital. Supervisor: B.Jessop
  • Carla Banks: Visual Merchandising at John Lewis: A Visual-Material Analysis. Supervisor: A.Cronin
  • Peter Denenberg: The Experience of Looked After Children in Long Term Foster Care. Supervisors: A Sayer, K.Broadhurst
  • Sabrina Squires: Queer-Class Conjunctures: Class In/Visibility in LGBTQ Politics and Lives. Supervisors: A-M Fortier, D.Ferreday
  • Khadijah Williams: Children's Participation and Adult-Child Relations: A Critical Analysis of Looked After Children in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. Supervisors: D.Smith, C.Taylor

2014

  • Nadia Abdel-Rahman: New Media and Egyptian Cyberactivism: The Role of Facebook in Egyptian Politics and the "Revolution". Supervisors: L.Suchman, D.Ferreday
  • Bina Bhardwa: The Construction of Dance Consumer Identities: An Exploration of Drug Use, Digital Technologies and Control in Three Dance Settings. Supervisor: K.Moore
  • Sertac Demir: Cinematic Istanbul: Strangers of the Modern City. Supervisors: G.Gilloch, B.Diken
  • Joe Rigby: The Excess of Migration. Supervisors: J.Urry, B.Diken
  • Kate McNicholas Smith: Lesbians on Television: The Intimate Publics of New Queer Visibility. Supervisors: I.Tyler, C.Roberts
  • Ulrike Zschache: The differential Europeanisation of public discourse: Heterongeneous media debates about hte common agricultural policy in Germany and Spain. Supervisor: M.Kraetke
  • Heather Mack: It's all Very Blurry' Exploring the Messy Realities of Living with Hepatitis C. Supervisors: I.Paylor, K.Moore
  • Lara Houston: Inventive infrastructure: An exploration of mobile phone repair practices in Kampala, Uganda. Supervisors: L.Suchman, A.MacKenzie
  • Brigit McWade: Enacting recovery in an English NHS 'Arts for Mental Health' service. Supervisors: I.Tylor, C.Roberts
  • Antony Sparkes: Practitioner and service user repertoires of recovery in mental health care. Supervisors: K.Moore, C.Taylor
  • Jianmin Li: From Guanxi to Capital: The Development of Corporate Governance in Chinese SMEs. Supervisors: D.Tyfield, M.Kraetke
  • Janine Morley: Diversity, Dynamics and Domestic Energy Demand: A Study of Variation in Cooking, Comfort & Computing. Supervisors: E.Shove, M.Hazas (School of Computing and Communications)

2013

  • Elisabeth Grindel: Migration for Love - Experiences of Partners of International Students in Lancaster, United Kingdom
  • Erkan Ali: Lamination: Re-Thinking the Collaborations of Photographs and Texts in Selected Studies
  • Julien McHardy: On Electric Bicycles: An ethnography in Motion
  • Muzeyyen Pandir: Orientalism in the European Union: A Critical Analysis of EU Narratives on the EU, Europe and Turkey
  • Paula Doherty: Resolving 'Edge of Care' Proceedings Cases: Getting by and Tipping Points
  • Sandra Kytir: Foreign Companies in Eastern Europe Where Integration Takes Place
  • Xaroula Kerasidou: Respectful Distances: Who are the interacting agents in the context of ubiquitous computing and how do the boundaires between them come to be enacted?
  • Jen Southern: Comobility: Distance and Proximity on the Move in Locative Art Practice
  • Laura Snell: The Cochlear Implant Journey: An Exploration of the Lived Experiences of Young Adult Cochlear Implant Users
  • Chris Spooner: The Role of Followership in the Constructionand Maintenance of the Chrome Ceiling: Examining the Experiences and Perceptions of Disabled Business Leaders
  • Taslima Sultana: 'Without a Child my World does not End': IVF and Childlessness in Bangladesh
  • Philippa Olive: Classifications of intimate partner violence in hospital-based emergency department systems
  • Ana Makuc: Future Subjects: New models of gendered subjectivity and self other relations in pat cadigans cyberpunk fiction
  • Stanley Blue: Scheduling Routine: An Analysis of the Spatio-Temporal Rhythms of Practive in Everyday Life
  • Chun-Yu Lin: From strangers to spouses? International marriage immigrants in Taiwan

2012

  • Liwen Shih: Pleasure and Anxiety in Prenatal Screening and Testing in Taiwan.
  • Shireen Chilcott: Explaining the uneven gender composition of workers across architecture, town planning, electrical work and plumbing.
  • Yi-Ping Cheng: A Home Consumption Study: Material Flow and Storage of Things in Taiwanese Households.
  • Katerina Psarikidou: Re-Imagining Sustainable Agro-Food Futures: Alternative (Bio) Economies in a Knowledge Society Era.
  • David Mansley: Collective violence, democracy and protest policing: Protest events in Great Britain, 1999-2009.
  • Craig Hammond: Neo-Blochian Theory of Complexity, Hope and Cinematic Utopia.
  • Dee Leahy: The production of brain knowledge in neuroscience: the relationship between epilepsy, the brain and the mind from the nineteenth century to the contemporary period.
  • Julian Muller: IFRS, IASB and the financialisation of accounting regulation: a case study in the ecological dominance of money capital.

2011

  • Woo-Joo Chang: Women in the South Korean Environmental Movement.
  • Sung-Yueh Perng: Travelling with Mobile Machines
  • Paula Bialski: Becoming Intimately Mobile.
  • Endre Danyi: Parliament Politics: A material smiotic analysis of liberal democracy.
  • John Leah: The Wellbeing Benefits of Contact with Nature and Greenspaces.
  • Lisa Wood: The Ray of Hope: Hidden Work and the Pursuit of Accuracy.
  • Leon Moosavi: Defying Gravity: Islamophobia, Belonging and 'Race' in the experiences of Muslim converts in Britain.
  • Glen McIver: Liverpool's Rialto and the Structures of Memory.
  • Ozge Yaka: TUSIAD as a Hegemonic force in Turkish politics: A gramscian analysis of the promotion and limits of EU membership as a hegemonic project.
  • Allison Hui: Enthusiasts' Travel: Mobilities and Practices.
  • Gemma Wibberley: The Invisibility and Complexity of Domiciliary Carers' Work, Around, In and Out of their Labour Process.
  • Misela Mavric: Connecting Tourism Mobilities: Networking, Performing and Imagining.
  • Jordi Sanz Porras: Obesity Surgery: An ethnography of metabolic im/balance.
  • Irene Dudley-Swarbrick: Diffracting and Materializing Safety: A Feminist Account of Practices, Participations and Learning in Medical Work.
  • Tom Roberts: Tales of Power: Public & Policy Narratives on the Climate and Energy Crisis.
  • Jodie Chapell: Biopiracy in Peru: Tracing Biopiracies, Theft, Loss and Traditional Knowledge.
  • Jenn Tomomitsu: Tinkering with the object: Investigating manipulation and enactments of 'seeing' in scientific imaging practice.
  • James Tomasson: Radiant Cookers and Wooden Flooring: Case Studies in Consumption, Routine and Rural Heritage.
  • Dana Bentia: Training Tastes: A Relational  Approach to  Food, Taste and the Senses.
  • Nicola Spurling: Authors of our own lives? Individuals, Institutions and the Everyday Practice of Sociology.
  • Silvia Ferreira: The Paradox of the Third Sector.
  • Anthony Page: Networks and Narratives: The Enactment of Schizophrenia.
  • Lia Kinane: Gendered Social Markers and Social Practices in a Group Friendship Formation: A Case Study of the Irish Countrywomen's Association

2010

  • Elisavet Pakis : Playing in the Dark: Performing (Im)possible Lesbian Subjects. Supervisors: Andrew Quick and Fortier.
  • Heather WalmsleyWitnessing Genomics: The Design, Facilitation and Evaluation of Inclusive Deliberative Public Consultation about Biobanking in British Columbia. Supervisors: Brian Wynne and Paul Oldham.
  • Clare HollowellThe Subject of Fun: Young Women, Freedom and Feminism. Supervisors: Anne Cronin and Roberts.
  • Gail CrowtherThe Haunted Reader and Sylvia Plath. Supervisors: Lynne Pearce and Yoke-Sum Wong.
  • Sergio FavaDesigning Nightmares: Scientific and Artistic Representations of Climate Change as Apocalypse. Supervisors: Law, Yoke-Sum Wong.
  • Clare WoolhouseEverydayTransformations: An Investigation into the Shifting Representations of Makeevers in British Women's Magazines (1972-2003). Supervisors: McNeil and Imogen Tyler.
  • Basak TanulkuAn Exploration of Two Gated Communities in Istanbul. Supervisor: Urry.
  • Nagore Calvo MendizabalThrough the Looking Glass of the High Speed Train: Scalar Politics & the Makings of Basque Country. Supervisor: Jessop.
  • Alexander GallasOffensive Completed: A Neo-Poulantzasian Analysis of the Thatcherite Era, 1977-1999. Supervisor: Jessop.
  • Nina Moeller: The Protection of Traditional Knowledge in the Ecuadorian Amazon: A Critical Ethnography of Capital Expansion.
  • Nina Held Racialised Lesbian Spaces: A Mancunian Ethnography.
  • Huei-Chung Hsiao: Becoming Indigenous: The Making of the Politics and Nature and Indigeneity in Two Atayal Villages of Taiwan.
  • Ebru Thwaites: The Articulation of Discourses on State Development around 'East' and 'West' Imaginaries: The Turkish State.

2009

  • Katherine Forbes-Pitt : The Assumption of Agency: A Realist Theory of the Production of Human & Machine Agency in Everyday Social Life. Supervisor: Jessop.
  • Claire WatertonThe Making and Politics of Environmental Knowledge.
  • Anne Rudolph: Un/Doing Risk: Sexually Transmitted Infections, Identity and Lesbian Bodies. Supervisor: Roberts.
  • Sarah Proctor-ThomsonCreative Differences: The Performativity of Gender in the Digital Media Sector. Supervisors: McNeil, Swan.
  • Alejandro Torres-Abreu: The Political Ecology of Demand: Managing Water Stress in Puerto Rico. Supervisors: Szerszynski, Medd.
  • Karolina KazimierczakTranslating Imaginary Aliens, Transgressing Imaginary Scholars: Invented Languages and the Performances of Fan/Scholarship. Supervisors: Suchman, Wong.
  • Ayse HosgorAKP, State and Capital: A Class-Theoretical Re-Interpretation of the Conflict Between 'Centre' and 'Periphery' in Turkey. Supervisor: Jessop.

2008

  • Lih-Rong ChiouTwo Versions of Storytelling: Repressing Aboriginal Architectural Heritage in Reconstructed Sites. Supervisor: Urry.
  • John HolmWork/Space: Fractional Coherence and Ordering in the Office. Supervisor: Law.
  • Christos BoukalasEmpire & Reich - War as Terrorism and the Political Metalaxis of the US. Supervisor: Jessop.
  • Isabel Shaw: Making Dental Commodities: A Socio-technical Analysis of Commercial Practice. Supervisors: Shove, Suchman. (Isabel Shaw is currently a Researcher at Tate Britain)
  • Clare JohnsonTextures of Femininity: Feminism and Generation in Contemporary Women's Art. Supervisor: McNeil.
  • Kai Chong Gui: A Sociological Study of Cosmopolitanism: A Case Study of Singapore. Supervisor: Urry.
  • Stijn OosterlynckThe Political Economy of Regionalism in Belgium: Imagining and Institutionalising the Flemish Regional Economy. Supervisor: Jessop.
  • Chia-Yin ChuangPolitical Consumerism in Contemporary Taiwan - Customizing a Nation. Supervisors: Jessop, Cronin.
  • Shumei WangBecoming Taiwanese: Everyday Practices and Identity Transformation. Supervisors: Sayer, Shove. (Shumei is now an assistant professor in the Institute of Communication Studies, National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan)

2007

  • Simone BritoNegative Morality: Adorno's Sociology. Supervisors: Diken, Wong.
  • Tom Grimwood Ironology and the Interpretation of Misogyny in the Philosophy of Schopenhauer, Kierkagaard and Nietzsche. Supervisors: Singleton, Stone, Bradley.
  • Esperanza MiyakeSinging Out Together: Towards a Queer Ethnography of Music and Sexuality. Supervisors: Singleton, Stacey, Gebhardt.
  • Carol KingdonRe-Visioning Choice through 'Situated Knowledges': Women's Preferences for Vaginal or Caesarian Birth. Supervisor: Singleton. (Carol is now a Research Fellow in the Department of Midwifery, University of Central Lancashire)
  • Davey Garland: Examining the Role of the Internet and Disability within the Mobilisation of the British Anti-Depleted Uranium Movement. Supervisor: Szerszynski.
  • Laura WattsA Future Archaeology of the Mobile Telecoms Industry. Supervisors: Law, Suchman.
  • Kingsley Dennis : New Complexities: Converging Spaces of Connectivity, Communication and Collaboration. Supervisors: Urry, MacKenzie. (http://www.kingsleydennis.com)
  • Sonya Sharma: The Impact of Protestant Church Involvement on Young Women's Sexual Identities. Supervisors: Woodhead, Singleton.
  • Michaela FayMobile Belonging: An Exploration of Transnational Feminist Connections. Supervisors: Singleton, Fortier, Suchman.
  • Hernan Gutierrez SagastumeCosmopolis or Bilbao in the Tourist Turn. Supervisor: Urry.
  • Elin LundstenSpeaking Subjects in the Good School: Language and Relations of Power. Supervisors: Stacey, Ahmed.
  • Adi KuntsmanFigurations of Violence and Belonging: Sexuality, Immigration and Nationalism in Israel/Palastine and in Cyberspace. Supervisors: Fortier, Lewis. (Adi is now a Lecturer in Internet and Communication Studies at Liverpool John Moores University).
  • Ranjini Canchi RaghavendraImplementing Public Health Information Infrastrctures in India: An Ethnographic Approach. Supervisors: Suchman, Roberts.

2006

  • Fiona SummersUnanticipated Space Embodied Encounters in Contemporary Visual Culture. Supervisors: Stacey, McNeil, Tyler.
  • Nicholas PearceRights of the Road: Understanding Everyday Automobility. Supervisors: Urry, Shove.
  • Viv CuthillComplex Mobilities: Transforming Tourist Places and Service Cultures. Supervisor: Urry.
  • Chris HewsonTechnologies of Citizenship: Local Media and Public Service. Supervisors: Urry, Szerszynski.
  • Tommaso ColombinoAutism in Theory and in Real Life: An Ethnomethodological Study. Supervisor: Hughes.
  • Kaori SasakiPoliticised Culture, Culturised Life and Death: The Japanese Organ Transplantation and Brain Death Debates. Supervisors: Law, Roberts.
  • Dylan TuttMaking Yourself at Home with Media: A Video Ethnography of Interactions with Media in the Living Room. Supervisors: Shapiro, Szerszynski. (Dylan is now working with the Work Interaction and Technology Research Group at King’s College, London)
  • Stephanie MunroLydia Maria Child's Anti-Slavery and Anti-Prejudice Appeal, 1830-1867. Supervisors: Easton, Betterton.
  • Daniel MarschallOccupational Community in the Network Society: An Ethnography of Computer Technologists at a Software Development Company. Supervisor: Suchman.
  • Rohana YusofSocio-cultural Traits and Entrepreneurship among Malay Rural Business Women in Malaysia: An Analysis Through the Feminist Perspective. Supervisor: Truman.
  • Joo Hyoung JiLearning from Crisis: Political Economy, Spatio-Temporality, and Crisis Management in South Korea, 1961-2002. Supervisors: Jessop, Sayer.
  • Chris HartySystem Building without System Builders: The Implementation and use of 3D CAD Technologies in Construction Design. Supervisors: Araujo, Shove. (Chris is now a Senior Research Fellow with the Innovation Construction Research Centre at the University of Reading)
  • Mia Fallov: Speaking the Language of Capacity: Neighbourhood Regeneration and Social Exclusion in Denmark and England. Supervisors: Jessop, Fortier.
  • Teresa YoungInvolving Place Based and Interest Based Communities in Urban Regeneration: A Temporal and Spacial Reading of Community Governance. Supervisors: Smith, McNeil.
  • Bronwyn NewtonOrganisation and Innovation: Towards 'Citizen Consumers' at Three Environmental Visitor Attractions. Supervisors: Law, Hetherington.

2005

  • Kuo-Hsien ChenUrban Society toward Sustainable Development: Case Studies of Britain and Taiwan. Supervisors: Jessop, Diken.
  • Michael SchillmeierMore than Seeing: The Materiality of Blindness. Supervisor: Law
  • Michal NahmanIsraeli Extraction: An Ethnographic Study of Egg Donation and National Imaginaries. Supervisors: Franklin, McNeil.
  • Jo ArmstrongClassed and Gendered Experiences of Combining Employment and Motherhood. Supervisors: Sayer, McNeil.
  • Wen-Yuan LinBodies in Action: Multivalent Agency in Haemodialysis Practices. Supervisors: Law, Roberts.
  • Exley Dalton: Integrating Biodiversity and Cultural Diversity: Perspectives and possibilities for the future of woodlands. Supervisor: Hetherington.
  • Eeva SointuIn Search of Wellbeing: Reflecting on the use of alternative and complementary health practices. Supervisors: Stacey, Hetherington.
  • Dawne GurbuttMaking and Re-Making Motherhood: Maternal Grief following Sudden Infant death Syndrome. Supervisors: Singleton, McNeil.