Mike Ball is a senior lecturer in anthropology & sociology at Staffordshire University. His main research interests are in the areas of ethnomethodology, researach methods, visual analysis and Buddhism as practical action. He has published principally in these areas. With Greg Smith he is the joint author of Analyzing Visual Data, for Sage.Heather D'Cruz
Dr Goode is a medical sociologist who recently completed her PhD from the Sociology Department of the University of Warwick. Her thesis was on the everyday lives of substance-using mothers. She is currently employed as a researcher at the University of Warwick investigating the needs of students with disabilities.Sarah Irwin
Dr. Sarah Irwin is Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy. Her research interests lie in the areas of family, work and welfare and she has researched life course restructuring, changes in family organisation, labour market change and social inequality. She is author of Rights of Passage. Social Change and the Transition from Youth to Adulthood, UCL Press, and winner of the 1995 Philip Abrams Memorial prize. She has published recently in the areas of later life, sociological theory, gender and social change. She is currently researching contemporary social transformations in the realms of family, work and welfare as these are articulated through changing social claims, patterns of inter-dependence and perceptions of distributive justice.
Donna Luff is Lecturer in Social Science of Health within the School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield. She has long-standing interests in moral and right-wing movements both in Britain and the US, and has conducted original research with women in British pro-family groups.Ian McIntosh and Angus Erskine
Ian McIntosh is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Stirling, Department of Applied Social Science. His research interests include begging, the sociology of employment and social theory.Nicola Richards and Katie Milestone
Dr. Katie Milestone is a research fellow at Manchester Institute for Popular Culture (http://www.mmu.ac.uk/h-ss/mipc), Manchester Metropolitan University and lecturer in the Department of Sociology. Her Ph.D examined the processes by which Manchester became a site for (pop) cultural industries and subsequent research into cultural industries has been particularly focussed on women's employment within these new industries. Currently she is working on a research project funded by the ESF/Employment NOW programme Ciren (Cultural Industries Research Employment NOW) - which looks at women's employment in the cultural industries, in particular music and multimedia.Matthew Waites
Dr. Matthew Waites is a researcher working in the Social Science Research Centre, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science at South Bank University, London. His publications include 'The Age of Consent and Sexual Citizenship in the United Kingdom: a History', in P. Bagguley and J. Seymour (eds.)(1999) Relating Intimacies: Power and Resistance (London: Macmillan). He has recently completed a PhD thesis, The Age of Consent, Homosexuality and Citizenship in the United Kingom 1885-1999 (London: South Bank University, 2000). His research interests include sexualities, lesbian, gay and bisexual political movements, and their relation to all aspects of social, cultural and political theory.Wolfgang Weber
Wolfgang Weber was born in 1964. He holds a PhD in History, a MA in History, Psychology, Philosophy, Pedagogy (joint degree), a MA in Archives and Records Management (International) and Diplomas in Politics and New Methods in History. During his study years at the Universities of Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna, Essex, London and the Free University Berlin he had several free lance jobs such as bricklayer, postman, research assistant or social worker for socially disadvantaged children. In 1994 he took up a job as Senior Archivist and Contemporary Historian at the Vorarlberger Landesarchiv, Austria. In addition, he was visiting lecturer at the Universities of Durham/UK and Innsbruck/A. He is member of the international editorial board of the European Sports History Review and academic referee to various historical journals.Aaron Winter
Aaron Winter (BA York, Canada; MA Warwick) is currently a DPhil candidate at the University of Sussex, working in the Graduate Research Centre for the Humanities on Race, Gender and Sexuality in Discourses of the Extreme Right.Sue Wise
Sue Wise is Senior Lecturer and Head of Department of Applied Social Science at Lancaster University. She has a professional and political interest in the events surrounding Section 28, having spent many years working in the field of child welfare and having been involved in the original Section 28 campaign of 1987/88 in Manchester. Her current research interests are in new social movements and the coping strategies of lebian and gay young people and their families.