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Claire Alexander

Claire is Professor of Sociology at The University of Manchester and a member of the Critical In/Equalities research cluster where she works on race, ethnicity, migration and youth in Britain. She is Director of Social Responsibility for the School of Social Sciences.

Claire is Editor of Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power. She is on the editorial board of Ethnic and Racial Studies and Contemporary Sociology.  She is also Founder and Co-Chair of the Runnymede Trust’s Academic Forum






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My first degree was in English Language and Literature at St Hughs College, Oxford University. I then completed an MSt. and D.Phil research at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Oxford. After a junior research fellowship at Somerville College, Oxford, I was awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship and worked from 1994-1997 in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Open University.

From there, I moved to a temporary lectureship at University of Southampton (1997-1999) before moving to London South Bank University (1999-2003). I joined the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics in 2003, before moving to the University of Manchester in 2012, as Professor of Sociology.

I was a Trustee and Vice-Chair of the Runnymede Trust from 2005-2014, and am currently Co-Chair of the Runnymede Academic Forum.

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