James joined the School of Sociology and Social Policy as a Teaching Associate in January 2019. His PhD, submitted and awaiting examination, explores the effects of structural violence in a small deindustrialised Derbyshire town. Previously James worked as an Hourly Paid Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Nottingham Trent University, and as a seminar tutor in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham. He has a BA in Sociology (First Class), and an MA in Research Methods (Distinction), both from the University of Nottingham.
Before starting his studies James spent 12 years working in the warehouse of a distributor of spare parts for vintage Lambretta scooters, and more recently has volunteered as a welfare rights advisor.
In 2019-20 James is convening:
SOCI2046 Classical Sociological Theory (2nd year undergraduate core)
SOCI3012 Exploring Social and Cultural Life Through Films (3rd year undergraduate elective)
SOCI4063 Doing Ethnography (PG)
and is contributing to teaching on:
SOCI1009 Citizenship and Rights in a Globalised World
SOCI2045 Contemporary Sociological Theory
SOCI2038 Research Design and Practice (Quantitative Methods)
Previously, James has contributed to teaching on:
Identity in Popular Culture
Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory
Families and Social Divisions
James' PhD was a multimethod ethnographic study of Shirebrook in Derbyshire; a small deindustrialised colliery town, which has subsequently become the home for the headquarters and warehouse of… read more
PATTISON, J. and WARREN, T., 2018. How effectively are class disparities and social inequalities controlled in the UK?. In: DUNLEAVY, P., PARK, A. and TAYLOR, R., eds., The UK's Changing Democracy: The 2018 Democratic Audit LSE.
James' PhD was a multimethod ethnographic study of Shirebrook in Derbyshire; a small deindustrialised colliery town, which has subsequently become the home for the headquarters and warehouse of Sports Direct. The research draws on a structural violence theoretical framework, exploring the impact of increased employment precarity, declining resources and territorial stigmatisation on the town and its residents.