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Dr Sara James Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Studies, Sociology

Sara is a cultural sociologist; she is particularly interested in the ways in which people find meaning in a secular society. Her research is concerned with identity, narrative, disenchantment and authenticity. Her recent book Making a Living, Making a Life draws on in-depth interviews to investigage the significance of work in the lives of individuals, with a focus on vocation and the work ethic. Sara also undertakes research in higher education pedagogy, with a particular focus on the first year experience and student engagement.


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