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Samuel Kirwan

I am a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow working on a project entitled 'A Sociology of Everyday Indebtedness'. The project investigates how households deal with and experience different debts, with a particular focus upon:

  • The growing problem of 'priority' debts, namely Council Tax and rent arrears
  • Understandings of the Debt Relief Order and other insolvency measures
  • How debt shapes familial and social relations

Between 2013 and 2016 I worked at the University of Bristol on the "New Sites of Legal Consciousness' Project, looking at the work and experience of advisers with the Citizens Advice Service.