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Aline Gaus

Dr Aline Gaus

LECTURER IN SOCIOLOGY
School of Social Science
0151 291 3556
Arts and Humanities
gausa@hope.ac.uk

I am a Lecturer in Sociology at the School of Social Science and came here from the University of Sheffield, where I worked as tutor and lecturer in sociology from 2010-2016. 


My academic background is in sociology, anthropology and political sociology and I received a PhD in Sociology from the University of Sheffield for my ethnography on the Wootton Bassett repatriation rituals for fallen British soldiers. Before that, I gained a MPhil (equivalent) in Social Sciences from Humboldt Universitaet Berlin, a MSc in Political Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a BA in Sociology from the University of Hull and a DEUG in Sociology with Anthropology from the Universite de Strasbourg, France. 

My current research interests are centred around issues of military death, ritualisation and memorialisation. I have previously worked on national identity, contemporary slavery and migrant workers. I am a member of the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies and on the European Institute Advisory Committee here at Hope. I am also a member of the Association for the Study of Death and Society.  

Publications:
Wilkinson, M., G. Craig and A. Gaus (2010) Forced labour in the UK and the Gangmasters Licensing Authority, Oxfam Working Paper. 104 pages.

Craig, G., A. Gaus, M. Wilkinson, K. Skrivankova, A. McQuade (2007) Contemporary Slavery in the UK: overview and Key Issues, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 79 pages. 

Under review: 
Book chapter with the title 'Creating ritual: How Wootton Bassett ritualised the repatriations of fallen soldiers' in an edited collection with the working title Rite Here, Rite Now: Life Passages in Contemporary British Society by C. Bannister and V. Newton (eds.)

 

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