Fellow: Virdee
Elected: 2023
Discipline: Economics and Social Sciences
Professor Satnam Virdee
Professor of Sociology, University of Glasgow
Professor Satnam Virdee is a historical social scientist employing both longue durée and conjunctural modes of analysis to understand social inequalities and social justice movements. His research programme comprises three main inter-locking elements. First, a series of studies mapping the entangled histories of capitalism, class formation and racism. Second, an on-going body of work analysing utopian social movements and their efforts to challenge structural inequalities and deepen processes of democratisation and social justice. His third area of research interest focuses broadly on contemporaneous economic, political and social developments in British society. Between 2013 and 2018, he was co-Director of the ESRC Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE). He is the author of seven books including Britain in fragments: Why things are falling apart (written jointly with Brendan McGeever) (Manchester University Press, 2023).