Erik Bihagen received his Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology at Umeå University in Sweden in 2000 http://www.umu.se/soc/(). His research has focused on connections between class, patterns of social circulation and consumption. He is now working at Mälardalen University http://www.mdh.se/isb/) and has just started to work with a project called The individualised inequality?, with the aim to study structures of economic inequality over time. His previous articles can be found in Poetics (2000) 'Culture consumption in Sweden' (co-authored with Tally Katz-Gerro); Work, Employment & Society (2000) 'The crucial aspects of class' (co-authored with Björn Halleröd); Social Indicators Research (1999) 'How do classes make use of their incomes'.Gabriella Lazaridis and Maria Koumandraki
Gabriella Lazaridis is lecturer in European and Gender studies in the department of Politics of the university of Dundee. She co- directs with Prof. King (univ. of Sussex) a project on the Social Exclusion of Albanian migrants in Italy and Greece, funded by the Leverhulme Trust.Ronit Lentin
Ronit Lentin is director of the MPhil in Ethnic and Racial Studies and lecturer in Sociology in Trinity College Dublin. Her latest book is Israel and the Daughters of the Shoah: Re-occupying the Territories of Silence (Berghahn Books, 2000). She is the editor of Gender and Catastrophe (Zed Books, 1997), The Expanding Nation: Towards a Multi-Ethnic Ireland (Department of Sociology TCD, 1999) and Emerging Irish Identities (Department of Sociology TCD, 2000). She is Europe and Middle East editor of Women's Studies International Forum. She is co-editor, with Anne Byrne, of (Re)searching Women: Feminist Research Methodologies in the Social Sciences in Ireland (Institute of Public Administration: 2000) and with Robbie McVeigh, of Racism and Anti-racism in Ireland (forthcoming, Beyond the Pale). She has published extensively on racism and multiculturalism in Ireland, gender and racism, Shoah commemoration, feminist research methodologies, gender and genocide, and women's peace activism.Deborah Lupton and John Tulloch
Deborah Lupton is Professor of Sociology and Cultural Studies at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, Australia. Her most recent books include Risk (1999, Routledge), the edited Risk and Sociocultural Theory: New Directions and Perspectives (1999, CUP) and The Emotional Self: A Sociocultural Exploration (1998, Sage).Robert MacDonald, Paul Mason, Tracy Shildrick, Colin Webster, Les Johnston and Louise Ridley
Dr. Robert MacDonald is Reader in Sociology in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Teesside. He has researched and published in youth studies for several years.Henrietta O'Connor and Clare Madge
Henrietta O'Connor is a lecturer at the Centre for Labour Market Studies at the University of Leicester. Her previous research is on Irish women, ethnicity and migration. Following the birth of her daughter she re-oriented her research interests towards parenting, gender relations and Internet communities.Diane Reay, Miriam David and Stephen Ball
Diane Reay is a Senior Lecturer in Research Methods in the School of Social Science and Public Policy, King's College London. She has published widely in the areas of gender, social class and ethnicity. Recent Publications include Class Work: Mothers' involvement in their children's schooling University College Press (1998).John Roberts
John Michael Roberts is a Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University. His areas of interest include the public sphere and free speech and the philosophy of social sciences.