Staff profile

Dr Ciaran Burke


Associate Professor of Higher Education

College

College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Research centre

International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS)

Email

c.burke@derby.ac.uk

About

Dr. Burke joined the University of Derby in January 2018, he is an experienced social researcher who has led numerous projects examining widening participation in higher education, social policy analysis, development of graduate employability and graduates’ experience of the labour market.  He has experience in conducting research in a wide range of settings including schools and higher education institutions.  His research applies a strong Bourdieusian lens to critically examine social inequalities and in particular:

Research interests

Dr. Burke's research interests include:

Membership of professional bodies

Dr. Burke is a member of the following organisations:

He also sits on the following editorial boards: 

Qualifications

PgCert - Ulster University 2015

PhD - Queen's University Belfast - 2012

BA (Hons) - Queen's University Belfast - 2008 

Recent publications

Books

Burke, C. and Byrne, B. (eds) Social Research and Disability: Developing Inclusive Research Spaces for Disabled Researchers. London:  Routledge (under contract).

Burke, C. and Christie, F. (eds.) (2018) Understanding Graduate Careers: Research, Policy and Practice in Context.  London: Routledge.

Stahl, G., Wallace, D., Burke, C. and Threadgold, S. (eds.) International Perspectives on Theorizing Aspiration: Applying Bourdieu’s Tools. London:  Bloomsbury. (Forthcoming)

Thatcher, J., Ingram, N., Burke, C. and Abrahams, J.  (2016) (eds.) Bourdieu: the next generation. London: Routledge.

Burke, C. (2015) Culture, Capitals and Graduate Futures: Degrees of Class. London: Routledge.

 

Chapters

Burke, C. and Hannaford-Simpson, S. (2018) “ ‘Investing Your Future’: The Role of Capitals in Graduate Employment Pathways”. In: Burke, C. and Christie, F. (eds.) Understanding Graduate Careers: Research, Policy and Practice in Context.  London: Routledge.

Burke, C. “Maybe it is for the Likes of Us…: Reconsidering Classed Higher Education and Graduate Employment Trajectories”. In: Stahl, G., Wallace, D., Burke, C. and Threadgold, S. (eds.) International Perspectives on Theorizing Aspiration: Applying Bourdieu’s Tools.  London:  Bloomsbury. (Forthcoming)

Burke, C., Scurry, T., Blenkinsopp, J. and Graley, K. (2017)  “Graduate Employment: Critical Perspectives” In: Tomlinson, M. and Holmes, L. (eds.) Graduate Employability in Context: theory, research and debate. London: Palgrave

Burke, C. (2017) “Capitals and Habitus: a Bourdieusian Framework for understanding transitions into higher education and student experiences”. In: Mountford-Zimdars, A, and Harrison, N. (eds.) Access to Higher Education: Theoretical perspectives and contemporary challenges. London: Routledge.

Burke, C (2016). “Bourdieu’s Theory of Practice: maintaining the role of capital”, In: Thatcher, J., Ingram, N., Burke, C. and Abrahams, J. (eds.) Bourdieu: the next generation. London: Routledge.

Burke, C. (2015) “Habitus and Graduate Employment: a re/structured structure and the role of biographical research”, In: Costa, C. and Murphy, M.(eds) The Art of Application: Bourdieu, Habitus and Social Research. London: Palgrave.

Burke, C. (2014) “Biographical Narrative Interview Method: tracing graduates’ futures”, In: Brindle, P. (ed.) Biographical Research: SAGE Research Methods Cases. London, SAGE.

 

Articles

Bowers-Brown, T., Burke, C. and Ingram, N. (eds) Special Issue: Higher Education, Social Inequalities and Aspiration.  International Studies in Sociology of Education. (forthcoming).

Costa, C., Murphy, M. and Burke, C. (2018) Capturing Habitus: theory, method and reflexivity. International Journal of Research and method in Education. (online early view)

Burke, C. (2017) “Graduate Blues: considering the effects of inverted symbolic violence on underemployed middle class graduates”, Sociology, 51 (2), 393-409.

Burke, C.T., Emmerich, N., Ingram, N. (2013) “Well-founded social fictions: a defense of the concepts of institutional and familial habitus”, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 34 (2), 165-182.

Burke, C.T. (2011) “The Biographical Illumination: A Bourdieusian analysis of the role of theory in educational research”, Sociological Research Online 16 (2), available from: http://www.socresonline.org.uk/16/2/9.html 

 

Review Essays

Burke, C. and Emmerich, N. (2015) Essay Review of Late Modernity: ‘Trajectories Towards Morphogenic Society’ and ‘Social Morphogenesis’ by Archer, Margaret. Sociological Research Online, 20 (3), available from: http://www.socresonline.org.uk/20/3/reviews/3.html

Burke, C.T. (2012) “Atkinson, W. Class, Individualization and Late Modernity: In search of the reflexive worker (2010, Palgrave Macmillan)”, Book Review, The Sociological Review, 60 (2), 377-380.

Burke, C.T. (2010) “Vallas, Stephen P., William Finlay and Amy S. Wharton, The Sociology of Work: Structures and Inequalities (2010, OUP)”, Book Review, Sociological Research Online 15, (4). Available from:  http://www.socresonline.org.uk/15/4/reviews/9.html