Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

Sociology and Social Policy

Dr Paul Bagguley

Reader in Sociology

My main interests are in the sociology of protest, social movements, racism and ethnicity economic sociology, urban sociology, and sociological theory. In the fields of protest and racism and ethnicity studies I have worked most recently on the 2001 riots, South Asian women and higher education, and the impacts of the 7/7 London bombings on different ethnic and religious groups in West Yorkshire.

Research Interests

With Dr. Yasmin Hussain I have recently completed projects on South Asian women and higher education, the impact of the London bombings, and the urban 'riots' in 2001. Previously I have carried out research and published extensively on unemployment and social protest, anti-poll-tax protest, and new social movements.


My main teaching is in the area of protest and social movements and race and Hollywood cinema. I also contribute to general sociology modules, and sociological theory.

PhD Supervision

I am mainly interested in supervising PhDs in the area of protest and social movements, and in the areas of racism and ethnicity studies, but I have supervised theses in the past on work and employment and social theory.

Key Publications

(2014) Bagguley, P. and Hussain, Y. Negotiating Mobility: South Asian women and higher education.’ Sociology, Online First: BSA Sociology

(2013) Hussain, Y. and Bagguley, P. ‘Citizenship, Ethnicity and Identity: British Pakistanis after the 2001 'riots'.’  In Sociology e-special: Race Ends Where? Race, Racism and Contemporary Sociology edited by Nasar Meer and Anoop Nayak. Re-print of Hussain and Bagguley (2005). 

(2013) 'Industrial citizenship: a re-conceptualisation and case study of the UK'. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 33 (5/6). 265 - 279.

(2013) Hussain, Y. and Bagguley, P. ‘Funny Looks: British Pakistanis’ experiences after 7th July 2005’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 36, no. 1: 28-46.

(2012) Hussain, Y. and Bagguley, P. ‘Securitised Citizens: Islamophobia, racism and the 7/7 London Bombings’, The Sociological Review, vol. 60, no. 4: 714-33.

(2008) Bagguley, P. and Hussain, Y.  'Riotous Citizens: ethnic conflict in multicultural Britain', 193pp. Aldershot: Ashgate.

(2007) Hussain, Y. and Bagguley, P. 'Moving on Up: South Asian Women and Higher Education', 154pp. Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham Books.

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