A view of Singleton Campus including Singleton Park and the beach, with the sea stretching into the horizon.
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Dr Steve Garner

Associate Professor in Sociology, Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy

Email address

Office - 316
Third Floor
Keir Hardie Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Steve is a sociologist interested in the intersection of racism, class and nationalism. He has worked as a driver, translator, a language teacher and in the Irish public sector, as well as a number of universities - in France, Ireland, England, Wales and the USA.

His research has primarily been based on the concept of racialization. He uses a variety of qualitative and archival methods, topped up with statistics to analyse how racism functions across historical periods and locations including: the Caribbean, the UK, the USA, Ireland, Nordic Europe, France, and Latin America. Steve has over 60 publications, in English and French on these topics, including 8 books, with publishers such as Routledge and Sage. He has also provided advisory reports to government departments in Ireland and the UK.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Racisms (in international comparative context)
  • Nation
  • Ethnicity
  • White identities
  • Class
  • Immigration
  • Political sociology
  • Irish studies

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Race and racisms

Social Inequalities

Qualitative methods