Dr Jon Mulholland

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  • Qualifications:PhD, MA, BA
  • Position:Associate Head - Sociology and Criminology
  • Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences (HAS)
  • Telephone:+4411732 87133
  • Email:Jon.Mulholland@uwe.ac.uk

About me

Following an early career teaching in the health service, Jon joined the University of West London as a senior lecturer in sociology, developing and leading a suite of new undergraduate sociology and health studies programmes and modules, and undertaking funded research for the NHS in respect of diversity and nurse education. In 2007, Jon joined Middlesex University as a senior lecturer in sociology, progressing to an associate professorship, and leading the BA Sociology with Psychology and BA Sociology with Politics programmes. Here Jon developed and led modules on social diversity, globalization, popular culture and social theory. Jon also undertook funded research for the Economic and Social Research Council and the British Academy. In June 2016, Jon joined UWE Bristol as Associate Head of Sociology and Criminology, and Associate Professor in Sociology, leading a successful team of ambitious staff in the further development of Sociology and Criminology at the University accross the fields of teaching, learning, research and engagement.

Area of expertise

Jon's earliest areas of expertise were in the fields of health and illness, with particular regard to the role played by 'race' and ethnicity in these domains. Accordingly Jon's PhD was in the area of 'race' and sexuality. This focus was strengthened through research undertaken for the NHS on the role of diversity in nurse education. Subsequently, Jon's expertise broadened to engage more inclusively in the role played by social diversity in the contemporary nation state, and with a particular interest in the impact of migration in this respect. The role played by intra-EU highly skilled migration became the focus of an Economic and Social Research Council grant (with Professor Louise Ryan), 'French Capital: A Study of French Highly-Skilled Migrants in London's Financial and Business Sectors'. Subsequently Jon secured a grant (with Dr. Erin Sanders-McDonagh and Dr. Nicola Montagna) from the British Academy, exploring the role played by women in nationalist movements in the UK. Reflecting his interest and expertise in the field of popular culture, Jon is currently undertaking research into the 'Politics of Play', with a particular focus on the case of queer tango.

Some Recent Publications

  • Mulholland, J., Montagna, N, and Sanders-McDonagh, E. (Eds) (forthcoming) Gendering Nationalism: Intersections of Nation, Gender and Sexuality in the 21st Century, Palgrave, Basingstoke
  • Mulholland, J. and Ryan, L. (2016) 'London is a Much More Interesting Place than Paris': Place-Comparison and the Moral Geographies of Highly Skilled Migrants, In  Micheline van Riemsdijk and Qunigang Wang (Eds) Rethinking International Skilled Migration: A Place-Based and Spatial Perspective, Routledge, London

  • Klekowski von Koppenfels, A., Mulholland, J. and Ryan, L. (2015)  'Gotta go visit family': Reconsidering the relationship between tourism and transnationalism, Population, Space and Place, (wileyonlinelibrary.com) DOI: 10.1002/psp.1916
  • Mulholland, J. and Ryan, L. (2014) 'Londres Acceuil': Mediations of Identity and Place amongst the French Highly Skilled in London, IN Meier, L. (2014) Migrant Professionals and the City – Local lives and social identities of skilled migrants (Routledge, London)
  • Mulholland, J. and Ryan, L. (2014) Doing the Business: variegation, migration and the cultural dimensions of business praxis - the experiences of the French highly skilled in London, International Migration, Vol. 52 (3): pp. 148-66
  • Ryan, L. and Mulholland, J. (2014) Trading Places: French highly skilled migrants negotiating mobility and settlement in London, Ethnic and Migration Studies, Vol 40 (4): pp. 584-600


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