Peter Saunders

Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Sussex

Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Independent Studies

Professorial Research Fellow, Civitas

Independent Author

Peter Saunders...

"Brash, brilliant and cannot be ignored" Times Higher Education Supplement

"That rare beast, a sensible sociologist" Max Hastings, Daily Mail

"Absolutely second-to-none" LBC Radio

"The antithesis of an Ivory Tower intellectual" ABC National Radio, Australia

"Ideas wrecker" The Guardian

Latest...

NEW RELEASE!

Is That All There Is?  Settling Down in Unsettled Times

The sequel to Croydon Boy, covering the 1970s and 1980s, is now available for purchase

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NEW EDITION!

Croydon Boy: Growing Up in Post-War Britain

 

Now available in paperback

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SOCIAL MOBILITY IS NOT 'IN CRISIS' AND POLITICIANS SHOULD STOP SAYING IT IS!

Letter, Daily Telegraph (23 July) - click here (scroll down)

Biographical Note

Born Croydon, 1950

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

Selhurst Grammar School for Boys, Croydon (1961-68)

University of Kent 1968-71.  BA in Sociology 1971

Chelsea College London 1971-73.  PhD in Sociology 1975

ACADEMIC CAREER HISTORY

Research Officer, Dept of Sociology, University of Essex (1973-76)

Lecturer in Sociology, University of Sussex (1976-84)

Reader in Sociology & Urban Studies, University of Sussex (1984-88)

Professor of Sociology, University of Sussex (1988-2001)
 

VISITING ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Dept of Environmental Planning, University of Melbourne (1981)

Urban Research Unit, Australian National University (1982)

Dept of Sociology, University of Canterbury, New Zealand (1982)

ZWE (Arbeit und Region), Universitaet Bremen, Germany (1992)

Dept of Sociology, Brown University, USA (1996)

POST-ACADEMIC CAREER HISTORY

Research Manager, Australian Institute of Family Studies (1999-2000)

Director of Social Research, Centre for Independent Studies, Sydney (2001-2008)

Freelance researcher and independent author since 2008

LISTEN:

"I Used To Be A Sociologist But I'm Alright Now"

Interview on Australia's ABC National Counterpoint programme, with Michael Duffy and Paul Comrie-Thomson.

The interview, conducted just before I left Australia to return to England in June 2008, discusses my work and career, and my reflections on sociology and politics.

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