I am passionate about teaching sociology and see our main role as enabling critical thinking and collaboration amongst students. My teaching practice is led by my research projects and interests -not only in content but also in the style of teaching that I adopt... I strive to foster capacities for agency, critique and making common-life, drawing insights from political sociology and theory.
I am interested in supervising PhD research in: political sociology relating to authority, formations of political subjectivity and agency, global politics, religion, and racism; spirituality, subjectivity and modernity or technology; as well as in critical, cultural, and continential social and political theory - I have particular expertise on Michel Foucault and on the relationships between values, historico-material processes and political ideas, especially associated with life, biopolitics, vitalism and process ontology. I am also interested in interdisciplinay supervision.
I currently co-supervise:
- Chiara Livina Bernardi 'Web2.0 and women's activities in Egypt and Saudi Arabia'
- Sam Burgum 'Occupy London: Post-Politics versus Politics Proper in an Era of Consensus'
- Morteza Hashemi Madani 'Social Theory and the Secular Fundamentalisms'
- Kathryn Medien 'Writing Oneself: Genealogies of the Western Academic Feminist'