Author Biography

Laura Clancy is a PhD Researcher and Associate Lecturer in Sociology at Lancaster University. Her doctoral research explores the ways in which the contemporary British monarchy is represented in media culture, and how the monarchy naturalises powerful classed and gendered ideologies in contemporary Britain. She is Essay Competition Officer for the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association; Co-convenor for the British Sociological Association Postgraduate Forum; and a member of the Editorial Board for the Graduate Journal for Social Sciences.

Sarah Burton is Teaching Fellow in Sociology at Durham University. Prior to joining Durham, she completed her PhD, Crafting the Academy: Writing Sociology and Disciplinary Legitimacy, at Goldsmiths, University of London, and has studied English Literature, Education and Sociology at the universities of Newcastle, Cambridge and Glasgow. Sarah’s research focuses on practices of knowledge production, cosmopolitanism, neoliberalism, mobilities, affect, and literary sociology. Her publications include ‘The Monstrous ‘White Theory Boy’: Symbolic Capital, Pedagogy and the Politics of Knowledge’ and a contribution to the 50th anniversary special issue of Sociology, ‘Becoming Sociological: Disciplinarity and a Sense of Home’. In addition to her work at Durham, Sarah sits on the Executive Committee of the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association, and is a member of Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network.