Robert Hollands and Liz Stanley
Robert Hollands is a Professor of Sociology at Newcastle University with research interests in youth sociology, urban studies and the sociology of culture. He is co-author (with Paul Chatterton) of Urban Nightscapes: Youth Cultures, Pleasure Spaces and Corporate Power (Routledge, 2003) and has recently published a critique of smart/ creative city discourses, and cultural worker's struggles in Prague, in the journal City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action (issue 12.3 (2008) and forthcoming issue 13.1 (2009) respectively). He is a research consultant to the Prague Fringe Festival and has written a number of reports about alternative cultural activity, and is currently working (with colleague John Vail) on an ESRC funded project on an egalitarian arts collective.
Politics and Sociology
Claremont Bridge Building, Claremont Rd,University of Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Liz Stanley has edited two of the UK's leading journals, Sociology and Sociological Research Online, been a member of the BSA Executive, a member of two sociology RAE panels, and has held sociology chairs in three UK sociology departments, most recently the University of Edinburgh, while also being a former Director of Women's Studies, a former editor of Women's Studies International Forum, founding editor of a specialist journal, Auto/Biography, and researching mainly under the umbrella of historical sociology coupled with feminist sociology.
Adam Ferguson Building
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh EH8 9LL, UK