About Me

My name is Sam Burgum.

I am a social researcher based at the Department for Urban Studies & Planning (USP), University of Sheffield, UK.

I studied Sociology (BA) at the University of York, graduating in 2011, before completing a masters in Social Research (MA) in 2012. I then secured Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding to conduct doctoral research into the Occupy movement in London (forthcoming with Routledge). I was granted a PhD from the University of Warwick in 2016.

Since then, I have conducted research for the Higher Education Academy (HEA), followed by a Teaching Fellowship at Warwick. In May 2017, I applied successfully for a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship to research squatting in the context of London’s housing crisis and severe socio-economic inequality.