Professor Phillip Mizen

Phillip Mizen
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United Kingdom

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Phil is Professor in Sociology, joining Aston in January 2014 from the University of Warwick where he taught social policy and sociology. Phil’s research focuses on children and young people with a particular interest in child work and youth labour, the informal sector, political protest and qualitative research methodology. He has published three books, over 40 peer review journal and book chapters and his recent and ongoing funded research projects include a British Academy funded project on children’s working lives in an urban informal settlement in Ghana; a European Community funded project examining young people’s political activism; and a large programme of research funded by ESRC exploring young people's precarious pathways from education into the labour market.

Phil has taught at all levels from first year undergraduate modules through to advanced-level post-graduate research training. He has supervised 12 doctoral students through to completion and has examined PhD research degrees at the universities of Warwick, Essex, Sheffield, Portsmouth, Sydney and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the British Sociological Association’s journal ‘Work, Employment and Society’.

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