Dr Benjamin Hirst

Dr Benjamin Hirst


I am a Teaching Fellow in Sociology and Social Theory in the School of Sociology and Social Policy. I teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels across fields such as classical sociology, social theory, the sociology of culture and videogames. After pursuing a non-traditional route into Higher Education through the BA Social Science Foundation Year programme, I completed my BA in History of Art and Sociology before undertaking a Masters in Social and Political Thought. I completed my PhD on ‘Enterprise Cultures in Higher Education and the Creative Arts’ in 2020. 

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  • PhD in Sociology
  • MA Social Research
  • MA Social and Political Thought
  • BA History of Art and Sociology

Student education

In session 2020/21 I am module leader for Sociology of Modern Societies (SLSP1200), Central Problems in Sociology (SLSP2730) and Videogames and Society (SLSP5380M).