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

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

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

Bagguley, P. and Hussain, Y. (2006) “Conflict and Cohesion: constructions of 'community' around the 2001 'riots'”, in Herbrechter, S. and Higgins, M. (eds.) Returning (to) Communities. Theory, Culture and Political Practice of the Communal, Rodopi: Amsterdam and New York, pp. 347-65.

Bagguley P. and Hussain, Y. (2005) 'Flying the flag for England? Citizenship, religion and cultural identity among British Pakistani Muslims' in Abbas, T. (ed) Muslim Britain: communities under Pressure, Zed Books.

Bagguley, P. (2003) 'Reflexivity Contra Structuration', Canadian Journal of Sociology, (28)2.

Bagguley, P. (2002) 'Contemporary British Feminism: a social movement in abeyance?' Social Movement Studies, (1)2, October.


Bagguley, P. and Hussain, Y. The Myth of Collective Identity: complexity, diversity and emergence in violent crowds

Bagguley, P. The Complexities of the Crowd

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