Meet the team
Dr Kyla Ellis-Sloan, joint course leader
Kyla is a senior lecturer in sociology. She started her research career interested in the problematisation of teenage pregnancy and parenthood. She is currently working on a project which tracks the housing trajectories of former teenage mothers in order to understand the impact of housing solutions on various outcomes and experiences across the life-course.
Kyla co-ordinates the first year module Contemporary Social Inequalities and brings her expertise in families, parenting (including parenting experts and policy), motherhood and fatherhood into a range of sociology modules. She has a keen interest in social policy and enjoys linking theory and research to lived experiences for students through extra-curricula events such as The Living Library and Inequalities Live.
Kyla’s desire is to explore alternative teaching methods in order to engage and led to her bringing the Human Library to the university - events which are designed to tackle stigma and discrimination.
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Dr Raphael Schlembach, joint course leader
Raphael Schlembach is a senior lecturer in criminology. He completed his PhD at the University of Manchester in 2010 and has held previous lectureships at UCLan, Liverpool Hope and Sussex.
Raphael’s research is in the areas of protest and social movements, criminology and criminal justice, and social and political theory. He is the author of Against Old Europe, a book on European social movements and has published widely on protest, policing and critical theory.
Raphael serves on the Editorial Board of Sociology Research Online and on the Management Board of the university's Research Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics.
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Other members of the teaching team:
Natalie Pitimson, Dr Laura Harvey, Dr James Ormrod, Sarah Leaney, Dr Kanwal Mand, Dr Neil Curry, Dr Steve Brown, Dr Mark Erickson, Dr Chris Wyatt.
Dr Dan Burrows, Dr Roxana Cavalcanti, Dr Daren Britt, Suzie Clift, Deanna Dadusc, Dr Craig Johnstone, Greta Squire, Matt Follett, Dr Hannah Thurston, Dr Yusef Bakkali, Dr Kirsty McGregor, Dr Lambros Fatsis.