Prof Hilary Pilkington

Professor in Sociology

Full contact details
View graph of relations

Biography

Hilary Pilkington is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester and Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences. Originally a specialist in  contemporary Russian society and culture, she was previously Director of the Centre for Russian and East European at the University of Birmingham and Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick.

A series of large EU-funded projects turned her own research focus to the study of youth participation, activism, stigmatisation and extremism in the UK. Most recently she has coordinated the H2020 DARE (Dialogue about Radicalisation and Equality) project (https://sites.manchester.ac.uk/dare/), taking a critical approach to understanding young people's engagement in radical milieus as a process of 'radicalisation'. The findings of this project will be published, inter alia, in H.Pilkington (ed.) Resisting Radicalisation? Understanding Young People’s Journeys Through Radicalising Milieus, Berghahn (in press).

Hilary is currently a member of the Academic-Practitioner Countering Extremism Network (APCEN) of Commission for Countering Extremism (an at arm's length body of the Home Office) and a Commissioner to the Independent Commission on UK Counter-Terrorism Law, Policy and Practice, coordinated by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law. She previously served as independent Commissioner on the Preventing Violent Extremism and Promoting Social Cohesion Commission set up by Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham in the wake of the Manchester Arena terrorist attack.

Related information

Activities

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

View all (46)

Prizes

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

View all prizes (3)