School of Sociology and Social Policy

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Will Paterson

Assistant Professor in Sociology and Criminology, Faculty of Social Sciences



Will joined the School as a Teaching Associate in 2018 from the the University of York, where he worked as an Associate Lecturer (2016-2018) and completed his PhD (2019) 'Belonging in a Peri-urban Village: contesting social, spatial and symbolic boundaries'. He has served the Digital Teaching and Learning Lead in the School since May 2020, and previously held the post of Part-time Tutors Coordinator.

Expertise Summary

Policy and media discourses of place, and spatial planning processes, notions of community and belonging.

Teaching Summary

Will's teaching is primarily across undergraduate modules, he also supervises BA and MA dissertation projects. He currently convenes two modules in the second year:

- Crime Stories: Crime, Justice and the Media (an elective)

- Research Design and Practice: Quantitative Methods (a core module).

More widely, since 2019 Will has lectured or led seminars across the following modules:

- Understanding Contemporary Society

- Identity in Popular Culture

- Contemporary Theories of Crime, Justice and Society

- Crimes and Harms of the Powerful

- Research Design and Practice (Qualitative)

- Research Methods and Research Management

- Researching Media, Culture and Society

School of Sociology and Social Policy

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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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