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Dr Nick Rayner 

Lecturer in Social Anthropology

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Dr Nick Rayner is Lecturer in Social Anthropology within Social Sciences: Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology at the University of Southampton.

I graduated from The University of Hull with 1st Class Honours in Sociology & Social Anthropology. I started lecturing at Southampton in 2000. In 2006 I gained my Doctorate from Nottingham Trent with a study of Muslim and Latin American community and identity formation in the UK.






Research interests

My main research interests include migration, community, identity, and ethnicity in contemporary Europe (with active ongoing research into Muslim and Latina migration into England). Other research interests include the anthropology of British communities, the construction of social and cultural identity, and the works of Fredrik Barth, Pierre Bourdieu, and Anthony P. Cohen. Previous published research focuses upon issues in media representation and the social construction of knowledge. Personal interests involve the study of representation in ethnographic film.

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Book Chapter

Year 1:

  • Exploring Other Cultures
  • Social Problems & Social Policy

Year 2:

  • Culture, Communication & Cognition
  • Cosmology, Ritual & Belief (seminars only)
  • Social Anthropology

Year 3:

  • Anthropology, Film, & Representations of the ‘other’
  • Dissertation workshops and Supervision
Dr Nick Rayner
Reception Building 58 University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

Room Number:58/4063

Telephone:(023) 8059 7487

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