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Adam Elliott-Cooper

Adam Elliot Cooper

Teaching Fellow in Sociology


Tel: +44(0)24 76524882

Room: D0.24

Dr. Adam Elliott-Cooper received his doctorate from the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford. His research focuses on state power, race, policing, resistance movements and post-colonialism. He has previously worked as a researcher in the Department of Philosophy, University College London. He has also worked as an associate research in the Sociology Department at Goldsmith's and the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham. Adam received his undergraduate degree in Politics from the University of Nottingham and his MSc in Globalisation and Development from School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

He currently sits on the editorial board of CITY: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action, a peer-reviewed journal based in London. Adam is also on the editorial board of The Sociological Review


Elliott-Cooper, A. (2014) Thoughts into action: groundings with black British pedagogy. Race, Ethnicity and Education, 18(1): 134-144.

Elliott-Cooper, A (2016) State Violence from Old to New: From Slavery to Serco, in Blackness in Britain (Eds.) Andrews, K & Palmer, L (London: Routledge)

Elliott-Cooper, A. (2014) Stuart Hall: A dedication. City. 18(3): 349-352.

Elliott-Cooper, A. (2014) Moral Panic(s) in the 21st Century. City, 18(2): 160-166.

Elliott-Cooper, A. (2013) The Stuart Hall Project: Review and Reflections. City, 17(6): 827-834.

Other research and writing

Adam has worked as a writer/researcher for a number of organisations, including:

Verso - When did we come to Britain? You must be mistaken, Britain came to us

The Voice - Anti-Racism has been reduced to a politically correct exercise.

Open Democracy - Doreen Lawrence, police spies and institutional racism, Open Security.

When business and the state co-opt 'independent' civil society, Our Kingdom.

TORCH - Riots Reframed: A Review. School of History, University of Oxford.

The Runnymede Trust - Spend and Deliver. Runnymede Bulletin, Summer 2012.

Pambazuka - Violence, race and the state in Britain.

Sociology Department, Goldsmith's University - Free Radicals: Youth-led Political Organising in the UK: Lessons, Challenges and Prospects.

E-International Relations - Congo in Context.

Institute of Race Relations - Section 44 Stop and Search ruled illegal.

Race on the Agenda - DNA Database. Agenda 33, 2009.

Adam has appeared on a number of different radio and television programmes, including BBC News, Channel 4 News, Sky News and others

He has presented radio shows on University Radio Nottingham, Voice of Africa Radio and Colourful Radio.

He was interviewed in the documentary, Absent from the Academy.

He has also engaged in a number of community speaking events and interviews with activists, some of which can be viewed on the Ceasefire Magazine website.