Contributors to Volume 9, Number 1
| Susan Halford
Susan Halford is a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Sociology and Social Policy at Southampton University. Her recent research and publications have been broadly concerned with gender, identities and the sociology of organizations. She is author of Gender, Careers and Organizations (1997, Macmillan, with Mike Savage and Ann Witz) and Gender, Power and Organization (2001, Palgrave, with Pauline Leonard) as well as articles in Sociology and Geography journals. She is also co-editor of Professions and the New Managerialism in the Public Sector (Open University Press, with Mark Exworthy).
Dr Noel Heather originally taught Renaissance French against a background of research into sixteenth-century Christian poetry. After re-training in computing science and also in linguistics, he is now Lecturer in Humanities Computing at Royal Holloway, University of London where, among other courses, he teaches Cyberculture on the MA Postmodernism, Literature and Contemporary Culture.
Ross E. Mitchell
Ross Mitchell is completing a Ph.D. in Rural Sociology at the University of Alberta in Canada. He holds a Master's of Science in Rural Planning & Development and a Bachelor's of Science in Forestry. Much of his research and professional experience has been in forested environments of northern Canada, Latin America, and Australia. His current research interests are in rural community development, environmental sociology, political ecology, and ecotourism. He is also currently teaching an undergraduate course in Rural Communities and Global Economies, and consults as a resource sociologist with the Alberta Research Council. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Robin Mutter is a Senior Research Officer at the Department of Health and Human Sciences, University of Essex, where he is also completing a Social Policy PhD. With a background as a social work practitioner, he has undertaken evaluations of Family Group Conference pilot projects (in youth crime and mental health) and is currently researching the reproductive health needs of young asylum seekers, and the relationship between type of accommodation provided and mental health among people with learning disabilities. He also teaches Sociology for the Diploma in Social Work (Essex Social Services/Ruskin College) and is a Family Group Conference Independent Co-ordinator.
Sam Pryke is lecturer in Sociology at Liverpool Hope University College. The substantive findings on British Serbs this article refers to were published last year. With several others he is currently trying to pursue research on globalisation and national identity in Northern Ireland.
Yvette Taylor is a third year PhD student in Women's Studies at the University of York, researching an ESRC funded thesis on working-class lesbians.
Colin C. Williams
Colin C. Williams is Professor of Work Organization in The Management Centre at the University of Leicester. His recent books include Poverty and the Third Way (Routledge, 2003) with Jan Windebank, Community Self-Help (2003, Palgrave) with Jan Windebank and Danny Burns, and Alternative Economic Spaces (2003, Sage) co-edited with Roger Lee and Andrew Leyshon.
Andrew K. T. Yip and Michael Keenan
Andrew K. T. Yip is Senior Lecturer of Sociology. He has published extensively on the issue of homosexuality and religion (Christianity and Islam). He is the author of Gay Male Christian Couples: Life Stories (1997, Praeger), and articles in journals such as the British Journal of Sociology and Sociology of Religion.
Michael Keenan is an ESRC scholar currently researching, for his doctoral thesis, the lived experiences of gay male Anglican priests. His research interests also include religious identities and the position of religious authorities (Christian and New Age) in contemporary western society.