Published Writing

We’ve Got Fascists to Fight

Speech from anti-Trump demo, 30 January 2017. Also published on Common Space and in The National.

Why we still need a radical, non-electoral movement

Letter published in the National.

Reports of RIC’s death are greatly exaggerated

No, RIC has not morphed into the new electoral alliance, RISE.

Just the Beginning

Reflection on the referendum result. Published on the RIC Aberdeen blog.

100 Reasons for Yes

With 100 days til the Referendum, I’ve compiled my top 100 reasons for voting Yes. Published on the RIC Aberdeen blog.

Obama and Yes

Response to Obama’s support for the No campaign. Published on the RIC Aberdeen blog.

We all want a better Scotland

Reflections after my first Indyref debate.

Westminster’s Abusive Relationship with Scotland

It’s time for Scotland to leave this abusive relationship and step into a future where we can make our own choices. Published on the RIC Aberdeen blog.

On Spreadsheets and Excellent Teaching

At the Teaching Excellence Awards, students praised lecturers who treat them like human beings. Management should take note. Published in the Times Higher Education Supplement.

Sociology at Strathclyde under the axe due to ‘critical’ stance

What’s the real reason behind the closure of the Sociology programme at Strathclyde? Published in Network, the magazine of the British Sociological Association.

Unsustainable system

Do academics have a moral obligation to freeze their pay? A letter published in the Times Higher Education Supplement.

Labour Exploitation in Academia

Is exploitation acceptable when it comes with the prestige of a PhD? Column on the Education page of the Scotsman.

Unconventional Solutions

The Centre for Human Ecology is feeling the financial crunch that’s squeezing all of higher education. Its response is to call upon its most valuable resource: its graduates. Column on the Education page of the Scotsman.

Research Ethics

Ethics paperwork protects the rights of research participants… But is there more to ethics than paperwork? Column on the Education page of the Scotsman.

An Unlikely Gunman

Sociologists are supposed to help understand troubling social phenomena like murder — not become murderers themselves. Column on the Education page of the Scotsman.