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cultural sociology; memory and commemoration; sociology of intellectuals; political activism; social movement studies; right-wing movements;


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I am a Lecturer in Sociology at the School of Social Science, Education, and Social Work. I joined Queen's in September 2021.

Previously, I was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge (2017-21) and a Research Fellow in Sociology at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge (2018-21). I hold a PhD in Sociology (2017) from the University of Cambridge.

I'm interested in the cultural and political struggles over commemoration and public representations of the past, especially historical denial. My primary areas of interest are cultural sociology, political sociology (especially right-wing movements), memory studies, and social theory.

My publications have appeared in The British Journal of Sociology, Theory and Society, Journal of Classical Sociology, American Journal of Cultural Sociology, and International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society.

I am currently the Co-Editor of Cultural Sociology, and the Review Editor for the International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • HM Sociology
  • culture
  • memory
  • social movements
  • intellectuals
  • political sociology
  • DS Asia
  • Japan
  • East Asia
  • South Korea
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • JQ Political institutions Asia
  • HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
  • historical denial
  • historical revisionism
  • terrorism


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