Dr Dave Morland graduated from Sunderland University with a degree in Politics and Psychology. He studied for an MA Political Theory at the University of Manchester, before undertaking his PhD on Anarchism at the University of York.
Dr Morland’s doctoral research led to the publication of his first book - Demanding the Impossible? Human Nature and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Social Anarchism - and he has since written and co-authored numerous publications on anarchism and the contemporary anti-capitalist movement.
Dr Morland would welcome applications from potential PhD candidates in the following areas:
- political movements in Punjab, India
- UK-India transnational migration
- Dalit movements and politics
- sociology of football
- political ideologies and political theory
- new social movements.
Summary of Research Interests
Dr Morland's research includes a joint project, with colleagues from Salford and Wolverhampton, around the experience of Punjabi Dalit communities that have migrated to the UK. This research explores the experiences of Dalit communities as they convert to Buddhism as a means of escaping the stigma associated with ‘untouchability’ within UK and Indian communities.
Together with colleagues at Teesside, Dr Morland has edited a number of texts on contemporary politics and contributed chapters to other collected editions. He has been invited to deliver plenary sessions at conferences, helped organise the 2003 British Sociological Association Conference at York and was involved in the Anarchist Research Group in the UK.
Dr Morland has also been successful in securing £60,000 of UKIERI funding from the British Council for the development of a dual master’s award in Transnational Sociology and International Development at Teesside and the Panjab University in Chandigarh, India. This programme allows students from India to study in the UK and students from the UK to study part of their course in India.