Sophie Watson

Sophie Watson
Milton Keynes, England

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Sophie Watson is Professor of Sociology at the Open University and co-Director of the ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change. My recent research has concerned the making of multiple publics in city spaces; multicultural city spaces; religion, materiality and culture; street markets as sites of connection, innovation and sociality. My current research focus is on water in the city in its diverse cultural, material and socio-technical forms. Recent publications include: The New Blackwell Companion to the City ( 2011 editied with Gary Bridge); Suburban Drifts: mundane multiculturalism in outer London Forthcoming in Ethnic and Racial Studies (with Saha, A); Global Futures- reflections on culture, diversity and planning for the twenty first century. Forthcoming in G. Young ed The Ashgate Research Companion to Planning; Constituting Religious Publics: The Tale of two non-conformist churches in London Culture and Religion Vol 12 ,no 1 p. 1-19 (with F. Dodsworth)

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