Other Laurie Parsons

Teaching Fellow

School/Department: Media Communication and Sociology, School of



I am a teaching fellow researcher and PhD candidate in Sociology. My main interests include uses of auto/biographical and non-mainstream materials (e.g. fiction) 'personal life' social class inequalities and sociological practice as creative practice. I have previous industry experience working in the charity sector (children's arts education - based in Leicester) and children's publishing (based in Leicester). 


Research Associate - Return to Radby: Re-entering the field from the Social Background of Delinquency (1954) (British Academy)

Research Assistant - Youth Opportunities? The long-term impacts of youth training and YT schemes (1960s - 2020) (ESRC IAA)


Goodwin J, & Parsons L. (2021) A Life in Motion: Exploring Auto/Biographical Exchanges by Walking With Nelson Sullivan. Sociological Research Online.  doi:10.1177/13607804211025541

Goodwin, J., O'Connor, H. and Parsons, L. (2020) Certainties and control in the lives of young men: Stories from three research projects, in Nico, M. and Caetano, A (2020) Structure and Agency in Young People's Lives. London Routledge (forthcoming)

Goodwin, J. Parsons, L., and O'Connor, H. (2020) COVID-19: A Global 'Civilising Offensive', Timelines, Issue 29 pp.13-15

Goodwin, J. and Parsons, L. (2020) Locating the auto/biographical: sociological exchanges through walking with Nelson Sullivan, School of Media, Commutation and Sociology: Occasional Paper. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.31346.73928

Parsons, L. (2020) 'Harriet Martineau' chapter in Paul Atkinson, Sara Delamont, Alexandru Cernat, Joseph W. Sakshaug & Richard A. Williams (eds), Sage Research Methods Foundation. DOI:

Press and media

Anything relating to research and teaching areas highlighted above.


BA English Literature - Canterbury Christ Church University completed 2012. 2:1.

MA Contemporary Sociology - University of Leicester completed 2018. Distinction.

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