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Dr Emma Casey

Associate Professor

Department: Social Sciences

I am Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social Sciences. My research broadly seeks to readdress the relative lack of prominence of sociological studies of domestic life and experience. My edited collection 'Gender and Consumption' with Prof Lydia Martens (Keele University) brought together feminist academics working in the field of domestic consumer economies, while my doctoral research echoed this focus on gender and consumption by producing one of the first studies of domestic routines and rituals of gambling. This work informed my sole-authored monograph 'Gender, Class and the Gambling Experience', shortlisted for the BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize. In addition to my work on gambling, my work examines the social and cultural history of a variety of everyday consumption practices, including catalogues, home-baking, shopping malls and department stores. Most recently, I am collaborating with Prof Jo Littler (City University) on research exploring the popular appeal of 'cleanfluencing' and with Prof Sarah Childs (Royal Holloway) and Rupa Huq, MP on an online symposium and forthcoming edited collection on the topic of gender and COVID_19. On-going funded research includes an ESRC grant for a project exploring gambling and households (RES-000-22-4314). The project established a major new directive on gambling at Mass Observation Archive. I sit on the editorial board of Sociology, the flagship journal of the BSA. I am on the Executive Board of the European Sociological Association Consumption Research Network and co-convenor of the BSA Consumption Study Group. From 2020 I am External Examiner for the Sociology degree programme at the London School of Economics (LSE). At Northumbria, I am Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Department of Social Sciences. 

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Emma Casey

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Biscuits and Unicorns: Shifting Meanings of Domestic Space in a Post-Lockdown World, Casey, E. 29 Sep 2021, In: Journal for Cultural Research
  • Gambling, Deprivation and Class: Reflections from a U.K. Case Study, Casey, E. 12 May 2021, In: Critical Gambling Studies
  • Sociology, Sociology and the Cultural and Creative Industries, Casey, E., O'Brien, D. 1 Jun 2020, In: Sociology
  • Affiliate marketing of sports betting–a cause for concern?, Houghton, S., Moss, M., Casey, E. 3 May 2020, In: International Gambling Studies
  • Gambling, Status Anxiety and Inter-Generational Social Mobility: Findings from the Mass Observation Archive, Casey, E. 1 Apr 2020, In: Sociology
  • Open letter from UK based academic scientists to the secretaries of state for digital, culture, media and sport and for health and social care regarding the need for independent funding for the prevention and treatment of gambling harms, Wardle, H., Banks, J., Bebbington, P., Blank, L., Bowden Jones Obe, H., Bramley, S., Bunn, C., Casey, E., Cassidy, R., Chamberlain, S., Close, J., Critchlow, N., Dobbie, F., Downs, C., Dymond, S., Fino, E., Goyder, E., Gray, C., Griffiths, M., Grindrod, P., Hogan, L., Hoon, A., Hunt, K., James, R., John, B., Manthorpe, J., McCambridge, J., McDaid, D., McKee, M., McManus, S., Moss, A., Norrie, C., Nutt, D., Orford, J., Pryce, R., Purves, R., Reith, G., Roberts, A., Roberts, E., Roderique-Davies, G., Rogers, J., Rogers, R., Sharman, S., Strang, J., Tunney, R., Turner, J., West, R., Zendle, D. 1 Jul 2020, In: The BMJ
  • From ‘Cookery in Colour’ to ‘The Great British Bake Off’: Shifting Gendered Accounts of Home-Baking and Domesticity, Casey, E. 1 Oct 2019, In: European Journal of Cultural Studies
  • Catalogue communities: Work and consumption in the UK catalogue industry, Casey, E. 1 Nov 2015, In: Journal of Consumer Culture
  • 'Getting Your Money For Nothing’: Narratives of Self and Value in Women’s ‘At-Home’ Gambling Practices, Casey, E. Jun 2017, Gambling Disorders in Women, Taylor & Francis
  • ‘Mass Gambling’ from 1947 to 2011: Controversies and Pathologies, Casey, E. 1 Sep 2014, In: Sociological Research Online


  • Sociology PhD July 01 2003
  • Member British Sociological Association (BSA) 2017

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