My research has mostly focused on the question of racism, debates over immigration and ‘British values’ from the Second World War to the current debate about the implementation of the government imposed ‘Prevent Duty’. At the moment, however, I am engaged on a new project documenting changes in working conditions and career opportunities for young people.
I hold degrees from Oxford (BA, 1987 and DPhil, 1997), and the London School of Economics (MSc, 1993).
My role in College
I have previously coordinated tuition for politics students in the College, and continue to teach Marxism, Political Sociology, and Sociological Theory.
“The relations connecting the labour of one individual with that of the rest appear, not as direct social relations between individuals at work, but as what they really are, material relations between persons and social relations between things.” Marx, Capital, 1.1.4
- Lord Hailey, the Colonial Office and the Politics of Race and Empire in the Second World War: The Loss of White Prestige (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2000)
- Marxism, Mysticism and Modern Theory (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1996)
Articles and Research Papers
- ‘The Contradiction in the Prevent Duty: Democracy vs "British Values"', Education, Citizenship and Social Justice 12.2 (July 2017)
- ‘Immigration policy and the "crisis of British values"', Citizenship Studies 10.4 (September 2006), pp. 453-67
- ‘Regularization of illegal immigration’, in M. Gibney and R. Hansen, eds, Immigration and Asylum: from 1900 to the present (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2005)