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Dr Emily Winter

Research Associate

Emily Winter





I am a Research Associate on the Values-First Software Engineering project led by Dr Maria Angela Ferrario.  The project is exploring the values that guide software engineering processes, and what methods might be appropriate to study these processes.

I was previously a Research Associate on the iGen Project (Lancaster University and Stanford University). This project investigated the values of the so-called 'iGen' (those born after 1995).  My role involved carrying out interviews and focus groups with current undergraduate students.

My PhD (Lancaster University) was jointly supervised by the Sociology and Religious Studies departments, and explored the young adult engagement strategies of Christian social action groups in the UK.  I was particularly interested in exploring the connections between religious change and changing patterns of political engagement, participation and citizenship.

My research interests include: Christianity and politics; religion, class and gender; socio-political participation; technology, democracy and society; social media; qualitative research methods.

Research Grants

Funding for my previous Research Associate position came from the Knight Foundation, US.

For my Masters and PhD, I was a recipient of an ESRC 1+3 award

Current Teaching

No current teaching.

I previously taught on Media and Cultural Studies 101 (2016), and was a Writing Tutor in the FASS (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) Writing Space between 2014 and 2016, working one-to-one with undergraduate students to improve their academic writing.


PhD in Sociology (Lancaster University)

MA in Sociological Research- Distinction (Lancaster University)

BA (Hons) in History- First Class (University of Exeter)

Thesis Title

Engaging Millennials: the strategies and experiences of Christian social action groups in the UK

External Roles

Peer reviewer for YOUNG: Nordic Journal of Youth Studies and Journal of Beliefs and Values.

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