Staff profile

Dr Phil Burton-Cartledge


Lecturer

Subject

Social Sciences

College

College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department

Humanities

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus, One Friar Gate Square, Derby Campus

Email

P.Burton-Cartledge@derby.ac.uk

About

Phil’s previous experience includes working for a leading shadow cabinet member.

Phil can talk about politics and political policy, political activism, current affairs, celebrity and the social implications of technology.

Teaching responsibilities

I currently lead the following modules:

I also contribute to the first year module Thinking Sociologically and the second year Capitalism, Culture, and Class.

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 retain an interest in the far left and the sociology of social movements more generally. I also have an interest in the sociology of power and politics, and am currently working on a couple of papers looking at the BBC's flagship politics programme, Question Time. Future projects include a study of so-called Corbynmania and the Labour Party, and at something of a remove, sociology and big data, and another piece on video games and gameplay mechanics.

If my interests can be summed up, they would be the sociology of politics and power, political economy and social theory, and digital media.

Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

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.

Recent publications