Staff profile

Dr Phil Burton-Cartledge


Course Director, Law and Social Sciences and Lecturer in Sociology

Subject

Social Sciences

College

College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department

Criminology and Social Sciences

Campus

One Friar Gate Square, Derby Campus

Email

P.Burton-Cartledge@derby.ac.uk

About

I joined the University of Derby as a lecturer in Sociology in 2013 after a period of working for a Member of Parliament.

Outside of academia, I am a politics blogger and occasional contributor to a number of media outlets. These have included BBC Radio 4, local radio, The Independent, and New Statesman among others. I also speak regularly to audiences of trade unionists, and campaigners and activists. My research interests tend to tally with these preoccupations.

 

Teaching responsibilities

I currently lead the following modules:

I also contribute to the first year modules Thinking Sociologically, Making Modern Britain, What is Politics? and Patterns of Inequality and the Capitalism, Culture, and Class (second year).

Research interests

I have a wide range of research interests. I completed my PhD looking at the process of radicalisation and continued commitment of Trotskyist activists in 2009. I have an interest in the sociology of power and politics, and have published articles about the politics of the far left as well as the sociology of Jeremy Corbyn's support. At the time of writing, forthcoming is a co-written book on big data and society, a piece on the demographics of guests on BBC Question Time and a book chapter on Corbynism at constituency level. I am also starting to write a book on the crisis in the Conservative Party.

 

Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

Recent conferences

'Is the Conservative Party Doomed?', Departmental Research Series, 7th November 2018, University of Derby

'Trotskyism and Corbynism', Contemporary Trotskyism Seminar, 28 June 2018, Queen Mary College

'How to Explain the Rise of Jeremy Corbyn', Departmental Research Series, 15th November 2017, University of Derby

Experience in industry

Having previously worked in a politics-related occupation and as an activist, I have experience and insight into the workings of local and national government, running campaigns, organising set piece events, formulating political strategy, and media management.

In the media

Recent publications

Blog Posts

Dr Phil Burton-Cartledge, Lecturer in Sociology, discusses political tactics and his predictions ahead of the General Election on June 8.

Will desk-based jobs survive the next decade? Phil Burton-Cartledge, Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Derby, discusses automation and robots in the workplace.