- Burton, S. (2021). Solidarity, now! Care, Collegiality, and Comprehending the Power Relations of "Academic Kindness" in the Neoliberal Academy. Performance Paradigm, 16, pp. 20–39.
- Burton, S., Outhwaite, W. and Susen, S. (2021). The Urgency of Critical Theory Today: Towards Optimism and Renewal in a Neoliberal World. Berlin Journal of Critical Theory, 5(2), pp. 141–167.
- Burton, S. and Clancy, L. (2018). Introduction: New Writings in Feminist and Women’s Studies. Journal of International Women's Studies, 19(1), pp. 1–5.
- Burton, S. (2016). Becoming Sociological: Disciplinarity and a Sense of ‘Home’. Sociology, 50(5), pp. 984–992. doi:10.1177/0038038516629910.
- Burton, S. (2015). The Monstrous ‘White Theory Boy’: Symbolic Capital, Pedagogy and the Politics of Knowledge. Sociological Research Online, 20(3), pp. 167–177. doi:10.5153/sro.3746.
- Burton, S., Alvaro, D., Ariztía, T., Barozet, E., Basaure, M., Bielsa, E. … Wajcman, J. (2015). Experimento: ¿Cómo escribir lo social. Cuadernos de Teoría Social, 1(2), pp. 49–69.
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Sarah is Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow in the Department of Sociology at City, University of London. Prior to joining City, Sarah completed her PhD at Goldsmiths in 2017, studied English Literature and Sociology at the universities of Newcastle, Cambridge, and Glasgow, and held positions at the University of Glasgow and Durham University.
Sarah’s research focuses on representations of the intellectual, practices of knowledge production, and questions of expertise - particularly as regards concepts of neoliberalism, cosmopolitanism, nationalism, and multilingualism. Her Leverhulme project focuses on the figure of ‘the intellectual’ and how this relates to ideas of expertise, language, and the public sphere. Sarah's work brings together social and literary theory, political sociology, as well as ethnographic, literary, and creative research methods. Her research has been published widely, including in the 50th anniversary Special Issue of Sociology; her forthcoming book Writing with the Canon: Reflections on Intellectuals, power, and the Making of Knowledge, will be published by Manchester University Press.
Sarah is also co-convenor of the British Sociological Association Early Career Forum.
- PhD in Sociology, Goldsmiths University of London, United Kingdom
- MRes in Sociology and Research Methods, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
- MLitt in English Literature, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
- PGCE, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
- BA (Hons) English Literature, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
- Teaching Fellow in Sociology, Durham University, 2017 – 2018
Publications by category
- Burton, S. (2019). Becoming a multilingual researcher in contemporary academic culture: Experiential stories of (not) learning and using languages. Learning and Using Languages in Ethnographic Research (pp. 207–220). ISBN 978-1-78892-591-4.
- Burton, S. (2019). 16. Becoming a Multilingual Researcher in Contemporary Academic Culture: Experiential Stories of (Not) Learning and Using Languages. Learning and Using Languages in Ethnographic Research (pp. 207–220). Multilingual Matters.
- Burton, S. (2018). Writing Yourself In? The Price of Playing the (Feminist) Game in the Neoliberal University. Feeling Academic in the Neoliberal University (pp. 115–136). Springer International Publishing. ISBN 978-3-319-64223-9.