Editorial Team

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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.

Selected Publications

Forthcoming Stamm, Tara. “Value Justice in a Southern Prison”. Keeping it Holy: Southerners, the South and the Theme of Justice edited by Teresa Booker. University of Mississippi Press: Jackson.

2014 Rohlinger Deana, Jesse Klein, Tara Stamm, and Kyle Rogers. “Constricting Boundaries: Collective Identity in the Tea Party Movement” in Border Politics, Social Movements and Globalization edited by Nancy Naples and Jennifer Bickham-Mendez. New York: New York University Press.

2013 Rohlinger, Deana., Tara Stamm. “Acting Contentiously: Simulating Social Movements” Academic Exchange Quarterly Volume 17, Issue 2.

Editorial Assistant

Issy Walsh

Journals Publishing Assistant, Social Sciences, John Wiley & Sons

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. 

Prya Murad is awaiting admission to the Florida Bar upon which she will practice as an Assistant Public Defender at the Office of the Public Defender, 15th Judicial Circuit of Florida in West Palm Beach, Florida.  Prya received her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she was a Philip H. Corboy Fellow in Trial Advocacy and Health Law Fellow.  Prya earned her B.A. in Biology and Philosophy from Transylvania University, where she was a William T. Young Scholar.  Additionally, she received her M.Sc. in Biomedicine, Bioscience, and Society from the London School of Economics.  Her Master’s thesis focused on prison health, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, and cosmopolitan approaches to health care delivery.  As a law student, Prya interned at the Federal Defender Program, the Cook County Public Defender’s Office, and the AIDS Legal Council of Chicago.  At the Public Defender’s Office, Prya was awarded the Jack Carey Memorial Scholarship and authored the office’s first legal guide for law students interning with the Felony Trial Division.  She also co-coached a very talented high school mock trial team at Benito Juarez Community Academy in Chicago, IL.  Prya’s research interests center around Sociology and the Law – the notion of “truth” in the practice of law, law and social control, the relationship between crime and institutionalized (legal) othering, women in legal practice, and access to justice.

Roger Tyers is a first-year PhD student in Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Southampton. He holds a BA(Hons) degree in Politics from Leeds Metropolitan University, and an MA in Democratic Studies from the University of Leeds. His current research interests lie in environmental policy and politics, and theories of behaviour change; accompanied by an ongoing interest in UK parliamentary politics. For his doctoral research, Roger’s now looking into the aviation industry, climate change and carbon offsetting. Roger will be using experimental research methods to see if techniques from behavioural economics (so-called ‘Nudges’, or ‘social marketing’) can be applied to pro-environmental behaviour change in general, and voluntary carbon offsetting in particular.

Former Contributors

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)