Dr Corinna Patterson

Lecturer in Sociology

Contact info

Room 121, Mezzanine floor Main Arts


email c.patterson@bangor.ac.uk


Tel: 01248 382978

Contact Info

Room 121, Mezzanine floor Main Arts


email c.patterson@bangor.ac.uk


Tel: 01248 382978


Lecturer in Sociology and Equalities Lead for the School of History Philosophy and Social Sciences (SHIPS)


After completing a degree in Sociology at Bangor University, Corinna then went on to work in the Mental Health Voluntary Sector as a Community Development Worker, before returning to full-time education in 2003 after being awarded ESRC (European Social Research Council) funding to complete an MA in Sociology and Social Policy and a PhD at Bangor University: ‘Wales in a Global Neighbourhood: Perspectives of and Reactions to Local and Global Citizenship’. Her PhD looked into issues of local and global civic empowerment and how globalization impacts different locations and communities.


I am a WISERD Associate (Wales Institute and Social, Economic and Research Development) and a member of the ‘Civil Society’ and ‘Language, Identity and Culture’ working Groups.



Teaching and Supervision

During her postgraduate years, she was given opportunities to teach at an undergraduate level and found she developed a passion for teaching. Modules taught to date are: Social Analysis, Perspectives in Social Sciences, Research Methods (undergraduate and postgraduate levels), Identity and Diversity, Study Skills and has contributed to a postgraduate Communities Studies module.

Current Modules she is convening are:

Year 1 - Understanding Society.

Year 2 – Contemporary Social and Political Debates.

Year 3 – Race Democracy and Political Ideology.


Research Students:


Sioned Page Jones(PhD)

P.I. Supervisor for a KESS-11 funded PhD for Ynni Padarn-Peris Cyf, in conjunction with Sophie Wyn Jones (Co-supervisor) from Synergy. The PhD is looking at how Local hydro-energy schemes are established and how they benefit communities.


Sheree Ellingsworth 

2015 – 17 – Co-supervising a KESS funded MA student on a ‘Community Voice Project’.

Postgraduate Project Opportunities

Corinna is interested in supervising PhD’s in the areas of: globalization, community, identity, belonging, the environment, citizenship and civic empowerment and inequality.


Corinna’s interests are generally on issues related to globalization and geo-politics including: Citizenship and civic empowerment, local and global concepts of belonging and identity, community, identity, issues of inequality (race, class, gender and intersectionality), environmental sociology, rationalization of the ‘other’ (human and non-human animals).


2009 - 2010 - Research Assistant for WISERD (Wales Institute of Social and

Economic Research). Bangor University Social Science Department: Researching local life and civil society in Wales

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