Co-Convenor – Web Officer
Jessie Abrahams is a research fellow at the University of Surrey working on a European Research Council-funded ‘Eurostudents’ project. The research is seeking to explore how ‘the student’ is conceptualized by various social actors (the media, institutions, policy makers and students themselves) in six different countries in Europe. Jessie recently completed an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded PhD at Cardiff University. Her thesis employed a Bourdieusian approach, exploring the micro and macro ways in which the contemporary English education system works to reproduce social class inequalities. Jessie is co-editor of Bourdieu: The next generation and co-author of Higher Education, Social Class and Social Mobility: the Degree Generation. Jessie is also a research associate on the longitudinal Leverhulme trust-funded Paired Peers project which tracked a cohort of undergraduates from different backgrounds through their degrees at Bristol’s two universities and is continuing to follow them into the labour market.
Her main research interests include: Social Class, Education, Inequality, Bourdieu, Ethnicity, Gender.
Jessie is currently undertaking the role of Web Officer for the Bourdieu Study Group. This involves updating the website, including uploading blog posts. Jessie will also be sending out a call for members publications once a year during the summer and will upload the members publications list accordingly. To get in touch with us about any web related queries please contact Jessie at: email@example.com
Co-Convenor – Biennial International Conference Coordinator
Nicola Ingram is a lecturer in Education and Social Justice at Lancaster University and co-founder of the BSA Bourdieu Study Group. Nicola’s research is focused broadly on social class inequalities in education and she is particularly interested in how other aspects of identity, such as gender and ethnicity, interweave with the classed dimension. She is co-editor of Bourdieu: The next generation and co-author of Higher Education, Social Class and Social Mobility: the Degree Generation. She has published widely in the field of Sociology of Education and her work has strong Bourdieusian theoretical underpinnings. Nicola is co-investigator on the Leverhulme Trust funded, Paired Peers project, which is a longitudinal qualitative inquiry, tracking cohort of working-class and middle-class young people through university from 2010 and into post graduation destinations in 2017.
Her main research interests include: Social Class, Habitus, Education, Identity, Masculinity
Nicola is currently undertaking the role of biennial international conference coordinator for the Bourdieu Study Group. This involves managing the organising of the group’s second biennial international conference which will take place in 2018. More information about this event will be released shortly. To get in touch with us about the conference please contact Nicola at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Convenor – Membership and Communications Officer
Ciaran is a lecturer in Sociology at Ulster University. His research considers the role of habitus and capitals on graduate employment trajectories. He is author of “Culture, Capitals and Graduate Futures: Degrees of Class” and co-editor of Bourdieu: The next generation.
His main research interests include: Employment, social class, policy sociology and the relationship between theory and method.
Ciaran is currently undertaking the role of membership and communications officer for the Bourdieu Study Group. His role includes managing the Jiscmail account including sending out regular e-mails to members. His role also includes adding new members to the study group. Ciaran is also responsible for replying to general enquires about the study group. To get in touch with us about any membership or other general enquiries please contact Ciaran at: email@example.com.