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About this Fellow

Historical sociology of 20th century Britain; the new middle classes, the changing nature of attachments to locality and place, the relationship between cultural inequalities and social class.



Current post

  • Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics; Visiting Professor, University of York

Past Appointments

  • Research Fellow in Urban Studies, School for Global studies, University of Sussex, 1985 - 1989
  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, Keele University, 1989 - 1994
  • Visiting Associate Professor, University of North Carolina, 1994 - 1995
  • Visiting Professor, University of York, 2012
  • Professor of Sociology and Director of the ESRC Centre for Research in Socio-Cultural Change, University of Manchester, University of Manchester, 1995 - 2010
  • Research Assistant, Lancaster University, 1984 - 1989
  • Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, LSE, 2012
  • Professor, Head of Department of Sociology, University of York, 2010 - 2012


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