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Dr Vicki Dabrowski

Sociological Studies
0151 291 3733

I joined the School as Lecturer in Sociology in January 2022. Before this, I worked at the University of York, the British Academy and Middlesex University. I received my PhD from the Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths College in 2018. I have also worked within various NGO organisations. In addition, I am Book Review Editor for the journals Theory, Culture and Society and Body and Society.

My research interests centre around social inequalities, particularly the role of the state in shaping gender and class inequality. My recent research includes work on women's experiences of austerity and welfare reform and understanding the status of women's reproductive health and rights. Within this work, I seek to understand the mechanisms by which forms of inequality are reproduced and legitimised through a focus on everyday lived experiences. This work has been published in journal articles, book chapters and as a monograph titled: 'Austerity, Women and the Role of the State: Lived Experience of Crisis'. This book was published by Bristol Policy Press in 2020 and shortlisted for the BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize in 2021.

I am currently leading a project on mothers' experiences of the cost-of-living crisis (2022-2023) and developing the concept of 'cushioning' and social insulation to understand experiences in the context of crises.