Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Dr Thomas Mills


Research Officer


Academia Academia


Tom Mills is the Researcher on the ESRC funded project, 'Understanding and explaining terrorism expertise in practice'

His PhD, which was awarded by the department in 2015, examines how the end of social democracy and the rise of neoliberalism impacted on the BBC. His forthcoming book on the BBC, which draws on his doctoral research, will be published by Verso in 2016.

Research interests

  • Terrorism, counter-terrorism, counterinsurgency, terrorism expertise
  • Sociology of expertise
  • Media and communications
  • Neoliberalism and corporate power
  • Sociology of elites

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