Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Dr Nicola Ingram

Sociology lecturer committed to theoretically informed research on social class, masculinity and education

Nicola Ingram

Lecturer

3 East 3.13
Email: n.ingram@bath.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 385851

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PhD supervision

I am currently supervising PhD students with interests in social inequalities, education, masculinity and ethnicity.

I am broadly interested in supervising further students with interests in class and gendered related inequalities.

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Profile

I joined the Department of Social & Policy Sciences in 2012 having previously worked as a researcher at the University of Bristol. Prior to this I completed a PhD at Queen’s University Belfast, before which I spent a number of years teaching in post-primary schools.

I am currently involved in three research projects, all of which have a focus on social inequalities relating to class and gender.

  • I am co-investigator on the Paired Peers project; a six year qualitative, longitudinal study of university students and graduate destinations. The study is now in the second phase and focussed on the classed gendered differences in experiences of post-university transitions.
  • I am co-investigator on a BA/Leverhulme funded project entitled 'Who wants to be an engineer?' This research is considering post 16 vocational transitions in University Technical Colleges with an engineering specialism.
  • I am working with Bristol City Council in conjunction with Avon and Somerset police to evaluate their 'Bright Outlooks' programme.

I also represent all British Sociological Association (BSA) study groups on the BSA Council. The study groups organise many workshops and conferences that bring national and international sociologists together.

Research interests

  • Social Class
  • Higher Education
  • Gender
  • Masculinity
  • Social Justice
  • Bourdieu

Current projects

  • Paired Peers: Moving On Up
  • Who Wants to be an Engineer?
  • Bright Outlooks

Teaching

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

 

Publications

Book Sections

Ingram, N. and Waller, R., 2014. Degrees of masculinity:working and middle class male undergraduates’ constructions of contemporary masculine identities. In: Roberts, S., ed. Debating Modern Masculinities. Basingstoke, U. K.: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 35-51.

Bradley, H. and Ingram, N., 2012. Banking on the future: choices, aspirations and economic hardship in working-class student experience. In: Atkinson, W., Roberts, S. and Savage, M., eds. Class Inequality in Austerity Britain: Power, Difference and Suffering. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 51-69.

Articles

Mellor, J., Ingram, N., Abrahams, J. and Beedell, P., 2014. Class matters in the interview setting?:Positionality, situatedness and class. British Educational Research Journal, 40 (1), pp. 135-149.

Abrahams, J. and Ingram, N., 2013. The chameleon habitus:Exploring local students' negotiations of multiple fields. Sociological Research Online, 18 (4), 21.

Bathmaker, A.-M., Ingram, N. and Waller, R., 2013. Higher education, social class and the mobilisation of capitals:recognising and playing the game. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 34 (5-6), pp. 723-743.

Burke, C. T., Emmerich, N. and Ingram, N., 2013. Well-founded social fictions:a defence of the concepts of institutional and familial habitus. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 34 (2), pp. 165-182.

Devine, D., Savage, M. and Ingram, N., 2012. White middle class identities and urban schooling. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 33 (2), pp. 303-314.

Ingram, N., 2011. Within school and beyond the gate:The complexities of being educationally successful and working class. Sociology-the Journal of the British Sociological Association, 45 (2), pp. 287-302.

Ingram, N., 2010. School culture and its impact on working-class boys. Sociology Review, 20, pp. 2-6.

Ingram, N., 2009. Working-class boys, educational success and the misrecognition of working-class culture. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 30 (4), pp. 421-434.

Conference or Workshop Items

Bathmaker, A.-M. and Ingram, N., 2014. 'Who wants to be an engineer? The effects of vocational diversification in English secondary schooling on the decision-making and experience of girls and boys from different social class backgrounds'. In: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, 2014, 2014-09-23 - 2014-09-25.

Ingram, N. and Waller, R., 2014. Investments in the future:privileged middle-class male students' strategies for securing elite graduate roles. In: BSA Education Study Group Conference : Making a Market in Higher Education : Changing Landscape, Continuing Inequalities, 2014, 2014-06-12, Sheffield Hallam University.

Ingram, N. and Bathmaker, A.-M., 2014. Not the place for a person like me? How social class shapes the higher education experience of 'the degree generation'. In: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, 2014, 2014-09-23 - 2014-09-25.

Ingram, N., 2014. University challenged:maintaining classed based inequalities in the degree generation. In: Manchester Metropolitan University's Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI) seminar series, 2014-06-04, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Ingram, N. and Waller, R., 2013. Degrees of masculinity:higher education and the performance of and challenges to male students' gendered identities. In: Gender and Education Association Biennial Conference 2013, 2013-04-23 - 2013-04-26, South Bank University.

Waller, R. and Ingram, N., 2013. Degrees of masculinity:higher education and the performance of working-class gendered identities. In: BSA Annual Conference - Engaging Sociology, 2013, 2013-04-03 - 2013-04-05, Grand Connaught Rooms.

Ingram, N. and Waller, R., 2013. Higher education, social class and the mobilisation of capitals. In: BRILLE Seminar, 2013, 2013-03-01, University of the West of England (UWE).

Ingram, N. and Bathmaker, A.-M., 2013. Not the place for a person like me:on being middle-class at a post-1992 university in England. In: BSA Annual Conference - Engaging Sociology, 2013, 2013-04-03 - 2013-04-05, Grand Connaught Rooms.

Ingram, N., 2013. Reconciling working-class identity and educational success:developing a habitus typology for accounting for multiple field influences. In: BSA Annual Conference - Engaging Sociology, 2013, 2013-04-03 - 2013-04-05, Grand Connaught Rooms.

Ingram, N. and Abrahams, J., 2013. Using self-representational model-making to engage working-class young people in reflections on identity and education. In: BSA Annual Conference - Engaging Sociology, 2013, 2013-04-03 - 2013-04-05, Grand Connaught Rooms.

Ingram, N., 2012. "Don't worry, you're my mate, I'll always love you like for who you are … so do you fancy me?". Towards an understanding of working-class masculinity as complex and multi-faceted. In: Young Masculinities : Challenges, Changes and Transitions, 2012, 2012-11-02, BSA Meeting Room, Imperial Wharf.

Ingram, N., Abrahams, J. and Beedell, P., 2012. 'Students' engagement in extra-curricular activities:constraints, freedoms and class background. In: British Sociological Association (BSA) Annual Conference 2012: Sociology in an Age of Austerity, 2012-04-11 - 2012-04-13.

Ingram, N., 2012. Aspiring and realising:higher education, social class and career pathways. In: British Sociological Association PG Conference, 2012-03-20 - 2012-03-21.

Ingram, N., 2012. Gaining an advantage through education?:social class and student experiences of higher education at an elite and non-elite university in one UK city. In: How Class Works Conference State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook, 2012-06-06 - 2012-06-09.

Ingram, N. and Bathmaker, A.-M., 2012. Higher education, social class and the mobilisation of capitals. In: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference 2012, 2012-09-04 - 2012-09-06.

Abrahams, J. and Ingram, N., 2012. There's no place like home:local university students' perceptions of the benefits of living at home. In: British Sociological Association (BSA) Annual Conference 2012: Sociology in an Age of Austerity, 2012-04-11 - 2012-04-13.

Bradley, H., Ingram, N. and Abrahams, J., 2011. Gateways to success?:the influence of class on transitions into higher education. In: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference 2011, 2011-09-06 - 2011-09-08.

Hoare, T., Ingram, N. and Mellor, J., 2010. The university's widening participation research cluster:whatever is it up to now? In: University of Bristol Human Geography Seminar Series, 2010-11-16 - 2010-11-16.

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