The Cultural Work Faculty research group brings together researchers with expertise in topics connected to cultural production, from disciplines across the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law and other faculties.
Research interests: issues concerning authorship, stardom and the music industry; the social and institutional organisation of cultural production and consumption, particularly how ideological constructions about individuality and personality underpin the economic organisation of culture.
Dr Jo Haynes, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Research interests: racialisation, especially in relation to the theoretical and practical aspects of the consumption/production of local/global music cultures and regarding issues of representation within popular culture and the media more broadly; race and racism in education.
Research interests: the social science of culture: social network analysis of music; the quantitative study of religion and values; and the socio-political impact of ethnic and religious diversity.
Research interests: economic sociology, digital personal data and financial derivatives markets. The economic mode of digital society – where digital technologies come from, how they enable trade, exchange and resource allocation, and how they are governed.
Research interests: theories, histories, and geographies of practice. Engagement with a range of specialised skills (e.g. taxidermy and plumasserie), practitioners, and places of practice and developing practice-based methodologies.
Research interests: a critical perspective on the changing world of work and economic life; the creative industries as a forum for wider changes in contemporary capitalism, specifically with reference to conflicts and tensions around valuation and measurement.