The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Staff Profile

Dr Jan Dobbernack

Lecturer in Political Sociology


My research is concerned with knowledge production, political debate and policy-making in the area of post-immigrant “integration” and citizenship. I am particularly interested in the interaction between state regulation and disruptive agency, the politics of crisis and the development of policy agendas that aim for social unity and cohesion.

Before joining Newcastle, I have held fellowships at the European University Institute’s Robert Schuman Centre (Cultural Pluralism Programme, 2013-14) and at the Centre for Ethnicity and Citizenship, University of Bristol (2010-13). From 2014 till 2017, I have taught political sociology at the University of Lincoln.


2017-18, 2018-19: SOC1032 Politics and Society (1st year)

2018-19: SOC2087 Identity and Difference in Multicultural Britain (2nd year)

2018-19: SOC8036 Sociological and Cultural Perspectives (MA)