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Geoffrey Ingham

Geoffrey Ingham is Reader in Sociology and Political Economy; and Fellow of Christ’s College.

He was born in1942 and received a BA in Sociology from the University of Leicester in 1964, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1968. Before returning to Cambridge in 1972, he taught and the universities of Sussex and Leicester.

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Professor Jacqueline Scott

Professor Jacqueline Scott trained at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where she received her PhD in 1987. She has held a variety of survey related positions before joining the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (now HSPS) in 1994. Jackie was the Director of the Detroit Area Study, from 1989-1990; and Director of the ESRC Centre on Micro-Social Change, at the University of Essex from 1990-1994, where she was responsible for the initial design and implementation of the British Household Panel Study (now Understanding Society).

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Professor Robert Martin (Bob) Blackburn

Professor Robert Martin (Bob) Blackburn graduated in Maths and Philosophy at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and received a PhD in Social Science at Liverpool University. At Liverpool he taught Sociology, Research Methods and Social Philosophy before moving to Cambridge as Head of Sociological Research in the Department of Applied Economics, and subsequently joining the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (now HSPS), teaching Issues of Social Inequality.

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Professor Göran Therborn

Professor Göran Therborn had the Chair of Sociology at Cambridge from 2006, and retired in 2010, but he still teaches an MPhil module. He has worked on all the populated continents. Since his formal retirement he lives mostly in Sweden.

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Dr David Lehmann

Dr David Lehmann has a multiple academic identity: as a Latin Americanist he has done research in Chile, Ecuador, Mexico and Brazil, and although Brazil has been the most prominent, his attachment to and inspiration from Spanish America is extremely important. He has also undertaken major research in Israel. The themes of his work are also multiple: originally devoted to development studies, he began working on religion in the 1980s, first in Brazil, then in Israel and now on a multinational level.

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Dr David Lane

Dr David Lane was educated at the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford (Nuffield College). Dr Lane has taught at the Universities of Birmingham, where he was Professor of Sociology, and at Essex University. He has been a visiting professor at Cornell, Odense, Harvard, Sabanci (Istanbul), Graz, the Kennan Institute (Washington DC). He has visited and lectured at many universities and research institutes in the countries of the former USSR and eastern and central Europe China and Japan.

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Professor Christel Lane

Professor Christel Lane holds a B.Soc Scie from the University of Essex (Sociology) and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. She was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge.

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