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Dr Lambros Fatsis BA (Hons), MSc, PhD, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), PGCertHE

Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology, Departmental Employability Officer

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Dr. Lambros Fatsis is Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology within the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at the University of Southampton, and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). 

Dr Fatsis’ areas of scholarly interest encompass Sociology and Criminology, examining sociological interpretations and public perceptions of the public sphere, culture, and intellectual life. He is particularly interested in how certain forms of public expression and creativity are not only marginalised in the relevant academic literature, but also criminalised by the criminal justice system.

His current research focuses on the public Sociology/Criminology debate, and the criminalisation of Black music subcultures such as UK grime and drill through a host of unfair and illegitimate police practices. He is also interested in the political significance of deviance/ “deviant (sub)cultures” from, and also specialises in the history of institutional racism in the UK with a particular emphasis on policing.

Parts of his research have been published at the European Journal of Social Theory and the Crime, Media, Culture journal, and he is currently writing a book with Dr. Mark Carrigan on public sociology and social media for Bristol University Press. Dr. Fatsis’ work is also featured in non-academic publications that include three short stories for the So-Fi sociological fiction zine and a twenty-page Introduction that he was commissioned to write for the Greek edition of A History of Seven Killings by the 2015 Man Booker Prize winner Marlon James. 

Dr. Fatsis regularly provides expertise on debates around citizenship, public intellectual life, and the policing of Black music subcultures to a variety of print and online media and international policy-making organisations that include: The Sociological Review blog, the European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog of the LSE, The British Society of Criminology blog, The Conversation, Huffington Post, the prestigious Greek daily I Kathimerini, the prominent Brazilian newspaper O Globo, and the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

Dr. Fatsis joined the University of Southampton in January 2016. He previously taught Sociology and Criminology at University of Sussex, where he won a Teaching Excellence Award for Outstanding or Innovative Undergraduate Teaching, and was nominated for a Student Led Teaching Award. At Southampton he won a Faculty Teaching Award, a 'Most Engaging Lecturer' award and was nominated twice for the Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Award and the Students' Union 'Best Academic Support' award. In January 2019, he was announced as the winner of the first-ever 'British Society of Criminology Blogger of the Year Award'.

 

Research interests

Research Interests:

Social theory, sociology of public and intellectual life, cultural criminology, critical criminology, public criminology, black urban musical intellectual history and subcultures (especially soundsystem culture in the UK and the US)

 

Module Convenor/Lecturer

SOCI2008 & 3082 Race and Ethnicity in Society

CRIM6003 Criminal Behaviour (Postgraduate/Master’s course)

 

Lecturer and Seminar Tutor

CRIM1004 Criminal Justice Studies

CRIM2006 Criminology: Policy and Practice

CRIM2001 Perspectives in Criminology

CRIM3006 Global Crime and Justice

CRIM3012 Youth and Crime

CRIM3002 Issues in Law Enforcement and Social Control

CRIM3008 Victimology

SOCI1014 Foundations in Social and Anthropological Theory

SOCI2031 Social Theory

SOCI2020 Research Skills

 

 

Interview

Full-page interview for the prominent Brazilian newspaper O Globo on the criminalisation of black musical subcultures (02/10/2017). Available at: https://oglobo.globo.com/sociedade/conte-algo-que-nao-sei/lambros-fatsis-sociologo-escrever-vai-muito-alem-do-texto-21889230

Selected Contributions to The British Society of Criminology blog, The Sociological Review blog, EUROPP – The European Politics and Policy blog of the London School of Economics and Political Science, The Conversation, and The Sociological Imagination 

Fatsis, L. (2019) ‘Thinking about Knife Crime Beyond Dangerous Myths and Comfortable Untruths’, The British Society of Criminology blog, pp.1-4, [Online] Available at: https://thebscblog.wordpress.com/2019/02/11/Thinking-about-knife-crime-beyond-dangerous-myths-and-comfortable-untruths/

Fatsis, L. (2018) 'Why the UK needs its own Black Lives Matter moment to wake up to police racism ' The Conversation pp. 1-4, [Online] Available at: https://theconversation.com/why-the-uk-needs-its-own-black-lives-matter-moment-to-wake-up-to-police-racism-100998 

Fatsis, L. (2018) 'Policing Black Culture One Beat at a Time' The British Society of Criminology blog pp. 1-4, [Online] Available at: https://thebscblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/01/policing-black-culture-one-beat-at-a-time/ 

Fatsis, L. (2017) ‘The Practice of Public Sociology: Common Practice or Wishful Thinking?’, The Sociological Review blog, pp. 1-4, [Online] Available at: https://www.thesociologicalreview.com/blog/the-practice-of-public-sociology-common-practice-or-wishful-thinking.html

Fatsis, L. (2017) ‘Snapping out of Brexit: An Invitation to Sociological Citizenship’, The Sociological Imagination, pp. 1-4,  [Online]. Available at: http://sociologicalimagination.org/archives/19386

Fatsis, L. (2017) ‘“Brassing off” Against Post-Democratic Non-Citizenship. Or, What to Learn from the Second Line Culture of New Orleans’, The Sociological Imagination, pp. 1-4,  [Online]. Available at: http://sociologicalimagination.org/archives/19072

Fatsis, L. (2016) ‘The Importance of Studying People’, The Sociological Review blog, pp. 1-4, [Online] Available at: https://www.thesociologicalreview.com/blog/the-importance-of-studying-people.html

Fatsis, L. (2016) ‘The New Rules of Sociological Labour’, The Sociological Review blog, pp. 1-4, [Online] Available at: https://www.thesociologicalreview.com/blog/the-new-rules-of-sociological-labour.html

Fatsis, L. (2016) ‘How Populism Trumped Citizenship’, The Sociological Review blog, pp. 1-4,[Online]Available at: https://www.thesociologicalreview.com/blog/how-populism-trumped-citizenship.html

Fatsis, L. (2016) ‘Thinking and Acting Sociologically After Brexit’, The Sociological Review blog, pp. 1-4, [Online] Available at: https://www.thesociologicalreview.com/blog/thinking-and-acting-sociologically-after-brexit.html

Fatsis, L. (2016) ‘A Bid from “the Continent”, a Plea to Remain’, The Sociological Imagination, pp. 1-4,  [Online]. Available at: http://sociologicalimagination.org/archives/18698

Fatsis, L. (2015) ‘How do citizens choose who to vote for? A sociological account of the 2015 UK general election’, EUROPP – European Politics and Policy blog pp. 1-9, [Online]. Available at: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2015/05/07/how-do-citizens-choose-who-to-vote-for-a-sociological-account-of-the-2015-uk-general-election/

Fatsis, L. (2015) ‘The Greek crisis illustrates both the poverty of Syriza’s ideology and the flaws in the EU’s balance-sheet approach to decision-making’ EUROPP – European Politics and Policy blog pp. 1-9, [Online]. Available at: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2015/07/02/the-greek-crisis-illustrates-both-the-poverty-of-syrizas-ideology-and-the-flaws-in-the-eus-balance-sheet-approach-to-decision-making/

Fatsis, L. (2015) ‘Greece must put aside divisive rhetoric if a solution to the country’s crisis is to be found’ EUROPP – European Politics and Policy blog pp. 1-9, [Online]. Available at: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2015/03/19/greece-must-put-aside-divisive-rhetoric-if-a-solution-to-the-countrys-crisis-is-to-be-found/

Fatsis, L. (2014) ‘As Far as the ‘I’ can Hear’, The Sociological Imagination, pp. 1-7,  [Online]. Available at: http://sociologicalimagination.org/archives/15062/comment-page-1

Fatsis, L. (2014) ‘The responsibility of being nice: An idea, a method and a personal utopia on suicide. A conversation with Dr. Ben Fincham ’, The Sociological Imagination, pp. 1-19,  [Online]. Available at: http://sociologicalimagination.org/archives/14932

Fatsis, L. (2013) ‘“A vain EU-topia seated in the brain?”: A conversation about Europe with Gerard Delanty’, The Sociological Imagination, pp. 1-11,  [Online]. Available at: http://sociologicalimagination.org/archives/13462

Fatsis, L. (2012) ‘No nation now, but the imagination’, The Sociological Imagination, pp. 1-8,  [Online]. Available at: http://sociologicalimagination.org/archives/10259

Fatsis, L. (2012) ‘When riots have colour’, The Sociological Imagination, pp. 1-11,  [Online]. Available at: http://sociologicalimagination.org/archives/8005

Contributions to So Fi: A Sociological Fiction Zine

Fatsis, L. (2017) ‘No Time For Haste’, Available at: https://sofizine.wordpress.com/ed-1/

Fatsis, L. (2017) ‘Travelling with Mr. Simmel’, Available at: https://sofizine.wordpress.com/latest-edition/

Fatsis, L. (2018) ‘Walking While Black in Berlin: A Diary Entry’, Available at: https://sofizine.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/so-fi-4-diy-print1.pdf

Dr Lambros Fatsis
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