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Dave Harris

Dave Harris is Professor of Leisure and Education at UCP Marjon (Plymouth). He is a sociologist, and his interests are described in his title.

Dawn Lyon

Dawn Lyon is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, UK. She studies work identity, the social organisation of different work spaces, the embodied labour of fishmongers and fish merchants, and young people’s imagined futures.


Fiona Venn

Fiona Venn is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Essex. She studies Roosevelt’s New Deal, international history and oil diplomacy.

Ewen Speed

Ewen Speed is Senior Lecturer in medical sociology, at the School of Health and Human Sciences, University of Essex. He studies health care provision, health care reform, health policy and discourse analysis.

Sean Nixon

Sean Nixon is Senior Lecturer and Director MA Media Culture Society in the Department of Sociology, University of Essex

Kat Riach

Kat Riach is a Lecturer at Essex Business School. She studies age inequality and ageing identities at work, and sensory methodologies.

Keith Hargreaves

Keith Hargreaves is a former transport manager, actor and writer amongst other things, who now works in education as a teacher, librarian and Housemaster. He has worked in the UK, Europe and Australia and knows how to make a good cup of tea.

Lara Maestripieri

Lara Maestripieri is teaching and working as a researcher at the Social Policy Lab – Polytechnic of Milan. She has a Masters degree in Theory and Social Research from the Catholic University of Milan. In 2011 she has gained her PhD, based on her thesis entitled “The liminal condition of consultancy. Tales of work between self-employment and organization”. In 2010 she was a visiting researcher at department of Sociology, in Geneva, in 2012 at Sciences Po, attached at Centre d'études européennes. Her main research interests deal with narrative and biographical methods in social research and the investigation of post-industrial societies, with a focus on the analysis of female participation in the labour market, precariousness and the professional identity of knowledge workers. She has won a grant to collaborate in the project « FLOWS – Impact of local welfare systems on female labour force participation and social cohesion » (www.flows-eu.eu), financed by the European Union – Seventh Framework Program (2007 to 2013).

Luciano Spinelli

Luciano Spinelli holds a PhD in Visual Communication from Universitat Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona and Sociology from Université Paris Descartes Sorbonne. His photos focus on street art and urban communication, life in interstitial zones and the details of postmodern society. He is a researcher at CEAQ - Sorbonne (Centre d'Etude sur l'Actuel et le Quotidien) and NAVBA (Núcleo de Antropologia Visual da Bahia).

Lynne Pettinger

Lynne Pettinger works in the University of Warwick's sociology department. She studies musicians, customers of prostitutes, customer service work and green collar work.

Mark Harvey

Mark Harvey is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Research in Economic Sociology and Innovation (CRESI) at the University of Essex. His current research addresses capitalist political economies faced with global climate change, peak oil, growing food demand, and sustainable consumption.

Mick Hutton

Mick Hutton is a former navvy and tube-train driver, and now works as a musician and plumber.

Miriam Glucksmann

Miriam Glucksmann is Professor in sociology at the University of Essex. She studies food work, factory work and consumption work.


Phil Mizen

Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca Taylor is a Research Fellow at the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) at the University of Birmingham. She studies the Third Sector policy context, the experiences and orientations of workers in different sectors and conceptualisations of work, particularly unpaid work.

Scott Taylor

Scott Taylor is Senior Lecturer at University of Exeter Business School. He studies religion and spirituality at work.

Hilda Jauregui Ortiz

Hilda Jauregui is studying the MA in Sociology and Management at the University of Essex. She is an MBA graduate with experience in marketing and sales, mainly in the pharmaceutical industry.

Tim Strangleman

Tim Strangleman is Professor in sociology at the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent. He studies work identity, deindustrialisation, corporate photography, and nostalgia, in particular in the former Guinness brewery at Park Royal, west London.


Toby Peecock is a piano tuner and a member of the Colchester-based creative writing group, Ellipsis.

John Budd

John Budd is Professor of Work and Organizations and Director of the Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota (USA). He studies work, labor unions, and work-related public policies.

Tracey Warren

Tracey Warren is a Professor in Sociology at the University of Nottingham. She studies the sociologies of work and employment, and of social inequalities. These include time and work in Europe; economic well-being: income, wealth and financial security; gender, class and ethnicity; and work-life reconciliation.

Victoria Tedder

Victoria Tedder is a PhD student in sociology at the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent.