Prof Bridget Byrne

Professor of Sociology

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Bridget studied at Cambridge and Sussex universities and came to Manchester after working at the LSE and Goldsmiths in London.

Bridget's 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)

Bridget has held a Leverhulme Fellowship on 'Citizenship ceremonies: narrations of nation?' 2010/2011 and an ESRC small grant on 'School choice and local place' (2009/10). She also had a British Academy Small Grant 'Citizenship ceremonies: an international comparison' (2010/2011).

Bridget is a member of the ESRC Centre - CoDE (Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity and Inequality). She is currently writing a book on School Choice.

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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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