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Professor Imogen Tyler

Professor of Sociology

Imogen Tyler

Lancaster University

Bowland North



Tel: +44 1524 594186

PhD supervision

I welcome PhD applicants in most areas of social inequalities: including projects on social class, migrants, refugees and borders, racisim, sexism, welfare reform and social policy, disability. I am interested in postcolonial and decolonial approaches to social questions and problems, including historical sociological approaches. I am happy to supervise theoretical, qualitative sociological or cultural studies projects. Applicants should be enthusiastic, self-motivated, well-organised and have a strong academic track record.

Research Interests

I am a social theorist and sociologist. My research is concerned with social inequalities (of multiple kinds), power, injustice and resistance. A Philip Leverhulme Prize (2015-2018) is supporting my current research project on stigma. The major outcomes of this project will be a Sociological Review special issue/monograph on  'The Sociology of Stigma'  (2017) edited with Tom Slater, a single-authored book provisonally entitled 'Stigma Machines' (in progress), & a series of peer-reviewed journal articles. From the research for this project  Dr Tracey Jensen and I have developed a new final yr. UG course, Welfare States: Histories and Futures, which we will be teaching Autumn 2017. 

In 2014 I was awarded a Lancaster University Staff prize for 'Oustanding Research in the area of Inequalities'. In 2010 I was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship and the outcome of this fellowship was the monograph Revolting Subjects: Social Abjection and Resistance in Neoliberal Britain (2013) which was shortlisted for the Bread and Roses Prize for Radical Publishing.    

External Roles


Journal editorial board member

The Sociological Review: http://www.thesociologicalreview.com/

Soundings : https://www.lwbooks.co.uk/soundings

Citizenship Studies: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ccst20/current

European Journal of Cultural Studies http://ecs.sagepub.com/

Feminist Media Studies http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/rfm

I was on the advisory board of the ESRC project Celebrity Youth (The role of celebrity in young people’s classed and gendered aspirations’).

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