Dr Robin Mann
WISERD Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences, Room 115.1, Mezzanine, Main Arts Building
Robin Mann joined Bangor in 2009 having previously held research positions at the University of Oxford (2006-2008) and the University of Bristol (2004-2006). He holds a PhD in Sociology (University of Wales, Bangor), an MSc in Sociology (University of Bristol, received with distinction) and a BA in Social Sciences from University of East London.
Robin's research interests and expertise are in political sociology, especially national identity, nationalism, ethnicity and class; civil society; and the politics of local social relations. He is particularly concerned with how questions of identity and participation are to be understood from the perspective of 'ordinary people', and through using ethnographic and combined qualitative-quantitative methods. He has been awarded funding from the Economic and Social Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust and the Welsh Government.
His current research forms part of the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Methods and Data (WISERD) and he has responsibility for developing WISERD research at Bangor. He is co-investigator on the ESRC funded WISERD Civil Society Research Centre (2014-19) and within this he is lead investigator (with Prof. Howard Davis) on a work package examining continuity and change in local civil society in Wales (2014-17). His monograph (with S. Fenton) entitled Nation, Class and Resentment: The Politics of National Identity in England, Scotland and Wales was published with Palgrave Macmillan Press in 2017.
Module Coordinator for:
SXU2001 Methods of Social Research
SXP4018 Researching Community
SXS4064 Nationalism and Minorities
Stephanie Jones (2015-) Volunteering in Heritage Railway Societies in North Wales
Mahmood Al-Abri (2017-) The role of UNESCO in the development of the cultural scene and sustaining cultural diversity in the Sultanate of Oman
Postgraduate Research Lead for the School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences (2017-)