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Sociology Research

 

Dr Thomas Jeffrey Miley is a lecturer of Political Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. He received his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles (1995) and his PhD. from Yale University (2004). He has lectured at Yale University, Wesleyan University, and Saint Louis University (Madrid) and he has been a Garcia-Pelayo Research Fellow at the Center for Political and Constitutional Studies in Madrid (2007-2009). 

Research Interests

Comparative nationalisms, the politics of migration, religion and politics, and democratic theory.

Teaching

Courses:

SOC3: Modern Societies II - Lecturer for module on Global Social Problems in paper on Global Social Problems and Dynamics of Resistance.

SOC9: Global Capitalism - Lecturer for module on Revolutions in Latin America in paper on Revolutions.

SOC12: Social Problems in Modern Britain - course organizer and lecturer for modules on Nationalism in Britain and for Work and Class in Britain. 

Co-seminar leader with Dr David Lane in MPhil module on Critiques of Capitalism.

Lecturer for Joint Schools MPhil Seminar on Comparative Historical Methods.

Graduate supervision availability and interests:

Jeff is available to supervise students working on any topic related to his research agenda on nationalism, migration politics, religion and politics, or empirical democratic theory.

Current Doctoral students:

Tiago Carvalho

Dilar Dirik

Yiqun Dong

Ron Eli

Philip Luther-Davies

Key Publications - Journal Articles

Miley, J., "Constitutional Politics and Religious Accommodation: Lessons from Spain," Politics, Religion & Ideology, Vol. 16, No. 4, 2015: 411–433. 

Miley, J., “Democratic Representation and the National Question in Catalan and Basque Politics,” International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society, Vol. 27, No. 3, 2014: 291-322. 

Miley, J., “Blocked Articulation and Nationalist Hegemony in Catalonia,” Regional and Federal Studies, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2013: 7-26. 

Miley, J., “'Linguistic Immersion' and Political Conflict in Contemporary Catalonia,” European Journal of Language Policy, Number 1. European Journal of Language Policy, Vol. 5, No.1, 2013: 5–40. With Roberto Garvía.

Miley, J. “Franquism as Authoritarianism: Juan Linz and his Critics,” Politics, Religion and Ideology, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2011: 27-50. 

Miley, J. “The Constitution and the Politics of National Identity in Contemporary Spain,” Nations and Nationalisms Vol. 16, No. 1, 2010: 6-30. With Enric Martínez

Miley, J., “Analyzing the Dynamics of Assimilation in Nationalist Contexts: Is There Really More Assimilation in Catalonia than in the Basque Country?,” European Journal of Political Research, Vol. 47, No.6, 2008: 710-736. With Luis de la Calle.

Miley, J., “Against the Thesis of the Civic Nation: The Case of Catalonia in Contemporary Spain,” Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2007: 1-37. 

Miley, J., Nacionalismo y política lingüística: El caso de Cataluña (Madrid: Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales, 2006). 

Grants and Projects

Miley, J. Principal Investigator for Immigrant Identities, Attitudes and Behaviour in the European Union. Cambridge Humanities Research Grants Scheme (Fall 2011-Spring 2013) (£19,833). 

Miley, J. Framing Attitudes towards Migration and Asylum: Effects of Immigration Politics and Policies in 15 EU Countries. Financed by the Spanish Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (Spring 2008 – Spring 2012). P.I.: Enric Martínez Herrera. 

Miley, J. Elites Políticas Autonómicas en España, Financed by Spain’s Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas (Spring 2009-Fall 2010). P.I.: Francesc Xavier Coller Porta. 

Miley, J. Conflicto y consenso parlamentario: el caso de la España de las autonomías (1980-2010). Financed by the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Inovacion (Spring 2009-Spring 2010). P.I.: Francesc Xavier Coller Porta. 

Miley, J. Desarrollo de técnicas de docencia en la asignatura: Técnicas de investigación en Ciencia Política. Financed by the Junta de Castilla y León (Spring 2007 - Spring 2008). P.I.: Natalia Ajenjo.

Awards

Volumes 1 and 2 of the seven-volume collected works of Juan J. Linz (Montero and Miley, eds., Juan J. Linz. Obras escogidas. Volumen 1. Fascismo: Perspectivas históricas y comparadas; and Volumen 2. Nacion, Estado y lengua. Madrid: Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales, 2008) were awarded the Prize for Best Monograph by the Unión de Editoriales Universitarias (Spain), Nov. 2009.

Job Title:
Lecturer of Political Sociology, Fellow of Darwin College
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