Editorial Team


Mark Murphy , University of Glasgow, UK

Mark Murphy is a Reader in Education and Public Policy at the University of Glasgow. He previously worked as an academic at King’s College, London, University of Chester, University of Stirling, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, University College Dublin and Northern Illinois University. Mark is an active researcher in the fields of education and public policy. His research interests include educational sociology, critical theory, accountability in higher education, and public sector reform.

Cristina Costa , University of the West of England, UK

Cristina Costa is Associate Professor Digital Education and Society in the Department of Education and Childhood. Her research focuses on the intersection of education and the participatory web through a sociological lens, especially Pierre Bourdieu’s key concepts. She is also interested in broader issues regarding the participatory web in the context of a changing society. Cristina has a research record that links social theory to emerging academic areas such as Technology Enhanced Learning in an attempt to bridge existing gap between theory and practice. This has resulted in researching areas as diverse as Curriculum Innovation, Digital Scholarship, Literacies and e-Health. In 2013 she completed her PhD on the participatory web in the context of academic research: landscapes of change and conflicts. She is a co-editor of the Social Theory Applied blog/website www.socialtheoryapplied.com. She has been an external examiner (Ph.D and Master's Vivas for the Open University of Lisbon and Universidad Europea in Madrid).

Rille Raaper , University of Durham

Rille is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education where her research interests lie in the sociology of higher education. She is particularly interested in neoliberalisation of university policies and practices, power relations in academia, student identity as consumers, and student politics in higher education. Rille explores these themes by drawing on critical theory and critical discourse analysis. Her most recent research project traces consumerist positioning of students in England and the ways in which it informs student politics. Rille convenes the UG module Higher Education: Issues of Exclusion and Inclusion, and she teaches on the MA modules Critical Perspectives in Education and Curriculum Analysis.


Editorial Board

Dr Alex Benchimol , University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Professor Judith Bessant , RMIT university, Australia

Dr Ciaran Burke , Ulster University, United Kingdom

Dr Mark Carrigan , University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Dr Claudio Celis Bueno , Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Dr Michael S. Drake , University of Hull, United Kingdom

BA Hons Sociology University of East Anglia 1991, MA Social and Political Thought University of Warwick 1992, PhD University of East Anglia 1998.

Professor Pieter Duvenage , University of the Free State, South Africa

Dr Scott Eacott , Australian Catholic University, Australia

Dr Nathan Emmerich , Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom

Professor Alan France , University of Auckland, New Zealand

Dr Ben Gook , University of Melbourne, Australia

Dr Jonathan G. Heaney , Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom

Mervyn Horgan , University of Guelph, Canada

Professor Claire Connolly Knox , University of Central Florida, United States

Claire Connolly Knox, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program Director
School of Public Administration
University of Central Florida

Professor Alex Law , Abertay University, United Kingdom
Professor Sarah MacMIllen , Duquesne University, United States
Dr Christian Morgner , University of Leicester, United Kingdom

Dr Torgeir Narland , University of Bergen, Norway

Dr Kathy Nolan , University of Regina, Canada

Magdalena Nowicka , Humboldt University, Germany

Antonio di Stefano , Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Dr Andrew Wallace , University of Lincoln, United Kingdom

Dr Andrew Wilkins , University of East London, United Kingdom

ISSN: ISSN 2398-5836