Dr Thomas Brock, M.A., Ph.D. (Dunelm)
(email at email@example.com)
Tom first joined Durham University as an Undergraduate (Combined Honours in Social Sciences) in 2004. He continued at Durham and successfully completed a Masters in Research Methods (Sociology) in 2008 before recieving his Doctorate in Sociology in 2012.
His research interests lie broadly within realist social theory, histories of radical thought and movements of political action. His Ph.D. thesis traced the history of Western heteronomativity in theological, medical and legal discourses plus late 20th Century resistance to it in the form of social movement activism (analysed through original historical archive material). More recently, Tom has begun to explore how popular protest and political action over the Internet works to subvert liberal processes and oppressive meta-narratives. His research continues to be motivated by concerns with the regulation of political activism online and offline.
Tom is currently working as a contract Postdoctoral Research Associate for Professor Jo Phoenix, Dean of Queen's Campus. In this role, he is looking at the criminalisation of sexually exploited young women and girls.
School of Applied Social Sciences
- Cresswell, M., Karimova, Z. & Brock, T. (Submitted). Feminism, Psychiatric Survivors and the Problematisation of Self-Harm in the UK, 1980-2000. Social Theory and Health
- Phoenix, J. & Brock, T. (Planned). Sexual Exploitation: A Critique of the Concept of Vulnerability. Feminist Legal Studies
- Brock, T. (Submitted). Social Movements, Critical Realism and Ethics of Academic Knowledge Production. Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural and Political Protest
Other publications: research
- Brock, T. (2012). Publish or Perish: Impassioned Reflections of an Early Career Researcher. PhD2Published
- Brock, T. (2012). The Hacktivist Imagination. The Sociological Imagination
- Brock, T. (2012). What is the Function of the 'Social Movement Academic'? Durham Doctoral Working Papers
- Brock, T. (2012). Against Morality: A Critical Realist Examination of a History of Western Sexual Normativity. PhD.