I work as a writer, sociologist, lecturer and editor.
I was the 2014-5 guest editor of the Jewish Quarterly
I was the editor from 2013-2015 of the Jewish Journal of Sociology
I have published four books:
- Uncivil War: The Israel Conflict in the Jewish Community
- Judaism: All That Matters
- (With Ben Gidley) Turbulent Times: The British Jewish Community Today
- Extreme Metal: Music and Culture on the Edge
I’ve also co-edited a number of collections.
I’ve published academic and non-academic articles on a variety of topics, including: Judaism; music scenes; heavy metal; transgression; Israel; communities; dialogue; religion; ethnicity; political discourse; denial.
I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
I am available for freelance writing assignments and for research consultancy. Contact me here.