Editorial Team

We’re looking for new contributors! To submit an article to Sociology Lens or join our Editorial Team, please contact editor@sociologylens.net with a copy of your CV and details about your area of research.


Francesca Halstead

Email address: editor@sociologylens.net

Senior Journals Publishing Manager, Social Sciences, John Wiley & Sons.


Tara Mantovani Stamm

Email address: tmstamm@vcu.edu

Academic History

Teaching Faculty (August, 2015), Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

B.A. English Literature (2005) University of North Florida

M.A. Practical Philosophy and Applied Ethics (2007) University of North Florida

M.S. and Ph.D. Sociology (2015) Florida State University

Research Interests

My current research spotlights the experiences and depictions of young mothers, the importance of emerging mixed-methodological techniques, and intersections between gender, education, and media in popular culture. My additional research projects use content analysis to examine depictions of social movement activists from 1970 to present and the Neoliberal discourse of millennial generation feminists.

Editorial Assistant

Deirbhile McQuillan

Journals Publishing Assistant, Social Sciences, John Wiley & Sons


Ellie Byrne is a researcher at Cardiff School of Social Sciences. She does community-based research on culture, well-being and inequalities,  and is the Sociology Lens sub-editor for  articles on the sociology of health and illness. Ellie is particularly interested in arts-based methods and approaches to research and engagement.

Contributing Editors

Paul Robert Gilbert is a Lecturer in the School of Environment & Technology at the University of Brighton, where he teaches courses on colonialism and environmentalism; growth, de-growth and sustainability; and elite mobilities & territories. He has a background in anthropology, but his research interests lie at the intersection of science & technology studies, political ecology and political economy. Paul’s doctoral research focused on ‘corporate diplomacy’ and extractive industry capitalism, and he is currently carrying out BA/Leverhulme-funded research into the political risk industry.

Gerald Koessl is researcher at the National Housing Federation, the umbrella body for social housing providers in England. He has completed his PhD at the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he has also worked at the Department for Urban and Community Research. In his PhD he has researched the temporal dimension of work-related precariousness. His current focus lies on questions around intergenerational and intragenerational housing inequalities, in particular in relation to housing wealth and the implications of an ageing population in this context. He is also particularly interested in the use of visualisations and visual statistics in sociological research. 


Former Contributors

Prya Murad

Roger Tyers

Lee Thorpe, Jr.

Megan Nanney

Joe Marchia

Scarlett Brown

George Byrne

Huw C. Davies (@huwcdavies )

Brittney Dennis

Haley Gentile

Christina Bermingham

Christina Blunt (christinablunt)

Rachel Bobbitt (rbobbitt)