Editorial Team

Editorial Team


Francesca Halstead is Publisher for Sociology and Social Welfare at John Wiley & Sons.  To submit an article to Sociology Lens or join our Editorial Team, please contact Francesca at editor@sociologylens.net with a copy of your CV and details about your area of research.



Laura Batstra is a psychologist and an associate professor at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. She teaches psychopathology, family therapy, solution focused therapy and qualitative research methods. Her research focuses on medicalization and ways to combat it. One of the ways to counterbalance medicalization and disorder thinking, is to diminish the dominance of biomedical perspectives in clinical research and practice, as well as in society more generally, and to draw attention to societal factors (e.g. poverty) and characteristics of the scientific community (e.g. publication bias) that play a part in the rise of psychiatric diagnoses and treatments.  For a recent interview with Laura on her work see https://www.rug.nl/news/2020/02/we-zitten-vast-in-het-stoornisdenken

Jenny Enos is a doctoral student in Sociology at Rutgers University. Her main research interests are anti-immigrant sentiment, ethnoracial bias, and radical-right politics. Jenny received her B.A. in Sociology and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies from Gettysburg College in 2018 and her M.A. in Sociology from Rutgers University in 2020. Her current and future research investigates the individual-level cognitive processes behind anti-immigrant sentiment and ethnoracial bias, in addition to how gender and sexuality play a role in constructing immigrant threat perceptions among Whites/natives.

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Tara Mantovani Stamm, Graduate Program Director in the Sociology Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. 

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