Mr Chris Waugh

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Overview

"I was put on this earth to be kind to other people. What the other people are for I don't know."

Doctoral Researcher in Sociology at the University of Manchester. Research area: masculinity, misogyny and sexual violence prevention in the UK radical left. 

 

I hold a BA in English Literature, and an MPhil in Multi-Disciplinary Gender Studies, from Cambridge University. Outside of academia, I have worked as a sex educator, a mental health support worker, and a safeguarding officer for a major childrens charity. 

 

My general concern as an academic is the radical dissemination of knowledge. Far too often, we talk about Public Sociology, or what have you, but never seek to weaponise our knowledge to empower activists and radical opposing austerity, state apparatus, and the far right. This informs my interest in social movements, but also my more general research interests. 

 

Outside of social movements, I am interested in notions of vulnerability and resisitance, the growth of atheistic Satanism, readings of the poetic works of William Blake and T.S. Eliot, and gender within heavy metal subculture. 

 

I am also an author of fiction, and represented by John Silbersack, of the Bent Agency, with my debut novel "A Brotherhood of Crows" due for publication in 2020. 

 

When I am not doing any of the above, I will most likely be found at a Momentum event, in the gym, performing stand up comedy, trying to find the gnarliest and most aggressive death metal possible, or fostering kittens. 

 

External positions

Research Analyst, One South Development Consulting and Research

2017 → …

Areas of expertise

  • HM Sociology - Social Movement Studies, Marxism, Anarchism, Activism, Violence prevention, Nostalgia, Safe Spaces Policies, No Platforming, Heavy Metal Subculture, Atheistic Satanism
  • PR English literature - Literary and political manifestos, T.S Eliot, William Blake, Walter Benjamin, Romantic Satanism

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2013 - Master of Philosophy, Multi-Disciplinary Gender Studies, University of Cambridge (2013 - 2014)
  • 2012 - Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, University of Cambridge (2009 - 2012)

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