Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dr Kay Peggs
Principal Lecturer in Sociology / Faculty Research Degrees Coordinator
Milldam, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth, HANTS., PO1 3AS
Dr Kay Peggs is Principal Lecturer in Sociology and is the Faculty Research Degrees Coordinator for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sceinces. She was previously a Research Fellow in the Sociology Department at the University of Warwick and was an Associate Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Surrey. Her sociological expertise includes: human nonhuman animal relations in society; the sociology of risk and choice; identity, self-identity and identity politics; couple relationships; and social research methods.
Kay is currently a Trustee of the British Sociological Association and is a member of the editorial board of Sociological Research Online. She also sat on the editorial board of the journal Sociology, and she is an occasional reviewer for a range of other journals.
- BSc (Hons) Sociology (Portsmouth)
- MSc Social Research Methods (Surrey)
- PhD Sociology (Surrey)
- PGCert Ed (Surrey)
Main Undergraduate Teaching Commitments
Kay teaches a core level two unit Risk in Society unit and an optional level three unit Arts and Society. Kay also supervises third year dissertations in a range of areas.
Higher Degree Teaching/Supervision
Kay contributes to units for the MA European Studies programme and for the MA in War, History and Culture. She offers PhD supervision in a range of areas including; nonhuman animals in society; self, identity and identity politics; risk in society; couple relationships; and social research methods.
- (2010) ‘Human primacy identity politics, nonhuman animal experiments and the oppression of nonhuman animals.’ In R. Carter and N Charles (Eds) Human and Other Animals: Critical Perspectives. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
- (2010) Nonhuman animal experiments in the European Community: human values and rational choice. Society and Animals 18 (1): 1-20
- (2009) The social constructionist challenge to primacy identity and the emancipation of oppressed groups: human primacy identity politics and the human/ ‘animal’ dualism’. Sociological Research Online 14(1)
- (2009) A hostile world for nonhuman animals: human identification and the oppression of nonhuman animals for human good. Sociology 43 (1): 85-102
- (2007) Identity and Repartnering after Separation, Palgrave Macmillan (with Richard Lampard)
- Trustee of the British Sociological Association
- Member of the American Sociological Association
- Member of and Departmental Representative for the British Sociological Association and Member of the BSA Heads and Professors Group.
- Member of the Higher Education Academy
Full research profile: Kay Peggs