Contributors to Volume 4, Number 1

Floya Anthias, University of Greenwich

Floya Anthias is Professor of Sociology at the University of Greenwich, London. She has written extensively on issues of 'race', ethnicity, migration, class and gender. Her latest book on The Social Division of Identity will be published by Macmillan.

Bob Blackburn, University of Cambridge

Bob Blackburn is a Reader in Sociology and Chairperson of the Sociological Research Group in the Faculty of Social Political Sciences, and a Fellow of Clare College in the University of Cambridge. He is interested in social inequality, particularly social stratification, gender and ethnicity, on which he has written numerous books and articles.

Brad Brooks, University of Cambridge

Brad Brooks works as a Research Associate in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge. He is also working on a doctoral dissertation examining unemployment and retraining in Canada and Britain in a comparative light. His research interests include gender and work, unemployment, labour markets, social stratification, and research methods.

Graham Crow, University of Southampton

Graham Crow is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Southampton where he has worked since 1983. His research interests include comparative sociology, sociological theory and the sociologies of family and community.

Esther Dermott, University of Essex

Esther Dermott is a doctoral student in the Sociology Department at Essex. Her doctoral thesis concerns Men's Relationship to the Labour Market. Her interests include gender, employment and social stratification.

Nigel G. Fielding, University of Surrey

Nigel G. Fielding is Professor of Sociology and co-Director of the Institute of Social Research at the University of Surrey. He has been engaged in police research since his first academic appointment, as a lecturer at Hendon Police College, in 1973, and has published books and articles on police training, police/ethnic minority relations, women in the police, police culture, the police investigation of child sexual abuse, policing in Europe, and community policing. He has served as a consultant to the Police Training Council, Bramshill Police Staff College, and to both the Sheehy Inquiry and the independent Cassell Inquiry into the future of the police service.

Simon Holdaway, University of Sheffield

Simon Holdaway is Professor of Sociology at Sheffield Unversity. He is a former police officer who has published widely about many aspects of police race relations. His research includes studies of the occupational experience of black and Asian officers; the occupational culture of the police; equal opportunities within organisations; and many other subjects. He is currently Director of a Home Office research project evaluating the government's new proposals for dealing with juvenile crime under the Crime and Disorder Act provisions. Simon Holdaway wrote the evidence The Commission for Racial Equality submitted to the Lawrence Inquiry.

Martin Innes, University of Surrey

Martin Innes is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Surrey. His doctorate was awarded by the London School of Economics for his thesis entitled 'Investigating Murder: The Police Response to Criminal Homicide'. He is currently conducting research on policing and murder, the media and contemporary aspects of social control.

Jennifer Jarman, Dalhousie University, Canada

Jennifer Jarman is an Associate Professor in the Sociology and Social Anthropology Department, and is cross-appointed in Women's Studies and International Development Studies at Dalhousie University, Canada. She is interested in the way that labour markets change over time and place, with specific reference to the gender dynamics and compensation levels. She is currently working on two projects - Gender Segregation Trends in Canada, 1971-1996 and An Investigation of Life and Work in the Teleservice Industry in Maritime Canada.

Antonio Cabral Neto, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Antonio Cabral Neto, Ph.D. in Education by Universidade de São Paulo, teaches at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. CNPq researcher. He is the author of Política educacional no Projeto Nordeste: discursos, embates e práticas. Member of Editorial Board of Educação em Questão, Brazil (ISSN 0102-7735).

Tony Rees, University of Southampton

Tony Rees is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Southampton where he has worked since 1966. His research interests include citizenship, the development of social policy and the history of social policy.

John Solomos, South Bank University

John Solomos is Professor of Sociology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, South Bank University. He has written widely on aspects of race and racism, especially on Britain. Among his books are Black Youth, Racism and the State (1988) Racism and Society (with Les Back, 1996), Ethnic and Racial Studies Today (edited with Martin Bulmer, 1999) and Racism (edited with Martin Bulmer, 1999).

Max Travers, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College

Max Travers is Reader in Sociology in the Department of Human Sciences at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, High Wycombe. He is interested in the implications of the interpretive tradition for understanding law and politics. Previous publications include The Reality of Law (Ashgate, 1997) and Law in Action (Ashgate, edited with John Manzo 1997). He has been working on an ESRC project about immigration control (The Policy Press, forthcoming July 1999).

P.A.J. Waddington, University of Reading

P.A.J. Waddington is Professor of Political Sociology, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Reading. He is the author of several books on policing, including: 'Policing Citizens' (UCL Press 1999), Liberty and Order (UCL Press 1994), Calling the Police (Avebury 1993) and The Strong Arm of the Law (Clarendon 1991).

katie ward, University of Staffordshire

katie ward is currently carrying out research within the department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Staffordshire University. She is in the process of completing her Doctoral Dissertation which is concerned with the impact of computer mediated communication on understandings and models of community and embodiment for women.

Oswaldo H. Yamamoto, University of Southampton

Oswaldo H. Yamamoto, Ph.D. in Education by Universidade de São Paulo, taught at Pontifícia Universidade Catolica de São Paulo and other universities in São Paulo and, at present, teaches at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, where he is Head of Department of Psychology. He is a CNPq researcher and leads a research group named Marxism and Education. He is the author of the books A crise e as alternativas da Psicologia (1987), Marx e o Método (1994) and A Educação brasileira e a tradição marxista (1996). Editor of Estudos de Psicologia, Brazil (ISSN 1413-294X) and member of Editorial Board of Educação em Questão, Brazil (ISSN 0102-7735).

Nira Yuval-Davis, University of Greenwich

Nira Yuval-Davis is a Professor and Post-Graduate Course Director in Gender and Ethnic Studies at the University of Greenwich, London. She is also the Vice-President of the International Sociological Association Research Committee 05 on Race and Ethnicity. Prof. Yuval-Davis has written extensively on nationalism, racism, citizenship and gender relations theoretically and in Britian, Israel and other settler societies. She recently carried out an ESRC research project (with M. Silverman) on Racialized Discourses on Arabs and Jews in Britain and France. Among her books are Racialized Boundaries (written with F. Anthias, Routledge, 1992); Unsettling Settler Societies: Articulations of Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Class (ed. with D. Stasiulis, Sage 1995) and Gender and Nation (Sage, 1997). Her forcoming book is Women, Citizenship and Difference (edited with P. Werbner, Zed Books, 1999).

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