Dr James Pattison


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I joined the Sociology Department at the University of Manchester as an ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow in October 2020. Previously, I worked as a Teaching Associate in Sociology at the University of Nottingham from January 2019 until September 2020, and as an hourly paid lecturer at Nottingham Trent University 2018-2019. I completed a BA in Sociology (2014), and ESRC-funded 1+3 MA in Research Methods (2015) and PhD in Sociology (2020), all at the University of Nottingham. My PhD research was a multimethod ethnographic study of a former colliery town in Derbyshire where the Sports Direct headquarters and distribution centre were built as part of regeneration work to offset the impact of the colliery's closure. The research explored issues associated with territorial stigma, precarious work, declining resources, and migration.

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2020 - Doctor of Philosophy, Precariousness, diminished resources and stigma: Urban structural violence in a post-industrial colliery town, University of Nottingham (2015 - 2019)
  • 2015 - Master of Arts, Research Methods (Sociology), University of Nottingham (2014 - 2015)
  • 2014 - Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, University of Nottingham (2011 - 2014)

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