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Biography

Dr Chris Gifford joined the University of Huddersfield in 2006 and became Head of Department of Behavioural and Social Sciences in 2011. He is a political sociologist and his research and writing explores the impact of global and trans-national conditions on states, citizenship and politics. He completed his doctorate at the London School of Economics on the subject of Britain and European Integration and has gone on to publish widely in this area. He is interested in what makes the UK stand out in its relations to, and with, the European Union and its history as a Eurosceptic state.

Chris’s interest in how global and European developments are mediated by policies and processes at the national level informs his work on citizenship. He has completed comparative work on citizenship education with colleagues from Europe and Japan. He is an Executive Committee Member of the European Thematic Network CiCe (Children’s Identity and Citizenship in Europe) and, its sister association, CiCea. He is a member of the British Sociological Association and the Political Studies Association. At Huddersfield, Chris works alongside colleagues as part of the Centre for Research in the Social Sciences and the Academy for the Study of Britishness.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • The relationship between the British state and processes of European integration
  • Euroscepticism and constructions of Britishness
  • Sociology of citizenship and political identity
  • Populism and contemporary politics
  • Citizenship and education in the UK and Europe

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Research Output 2014 2017

3 Citations

Referendums and European Integration: The Case of the United Kingdom

Gifford, C. & Wellings, B. 1 Aug 2017 The Routledge Handbook of Euroscepticism. Taylor and Francis, p. 268-279 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citations

Beyond the English? The UK’s pluri-national Euroscepticism

Mycock, A. & Gifford, C. 1 Jan 2016 The UK Challenge to Europeanization: The Persistence of British Euroscepticism. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., p. 51-72 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citations

Introduction: The structure of British Euroscepticism

Gifford, C. & Tournier-Sol, K. 1 Jan 2016 The UK Challenge to Europeanization: The Persistence of British Euroscepticism. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

Reforming citizenship education for new generations

Gifford, C. 2016 In : Citizenship Studies. 20, 1, p. 130-140 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

6 Citations

The United Kingdom’s Eurosceptic political economy

Gifford, C. 1 Nov 2016 In : British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 18, 4, p. 779-794 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

political economy
Eurozone
referendum
European integration
hardening