Prof Bridget Byrne

Professor of Sociology

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Bridget is director of the ESRC Centre - CoDE (Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity and Inequality) and is currently directing a large project examining the impact of Covid19 on racialised and minoritised groups (

Bridget has published three books which follow the evolution of her research interests. Her first book White lives: the interplay of 'race', class and gender in everyday life (Routledge) was joint winner of the BSA Philip Abrams Award 2006. In 2014 she published Making Citizens: public rituals and private journeys to citizenship (Palgrave). In 2019 she published All in the Mix: Race, Class and School Choice with Carla De Tona (MUP). 

She was also the lead editor of Ethnicity, Race and Inequality in the UK: State of the Nation published by Policy Press which is open access and can be downloaded here:

Bridget has also published multiple peer reviewed articles in the area of race, class, gender, school choice, citizenship and place and been interviewed on national and local radio and written several blogs and opinion pieces. 

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  • HM Sociology - Race, Gender, Class, National Identity, Qualitative methods


  • Ethnicity, Nation, Citizenship, Whiteness, Globalisation, Identity, Qualitative Research Methods, school choice, race and education

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