Dr Sara Delamont

Dr Sara Delamont


School of Social Sciences

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Media commentator

Editorial Activities

  • Founding Editor (with P. Atkinson) Qualitative Research (2001 - )
  • Joint Editor (with J. Fitz and L. Pugsley) Teaching and Teacher Education (Volumes 20-26, 2004 - 10)

Sara Delamont graduated from Girton College Cambridge in 1968 with a First in social anthropology. She did a PhD at Edinburgh, and she worked there for 2 years as a Research Assistant for Dr J.A.M Howe, then moved to Leicester. Dr Delamont lectured at the School of Education at Leicester from 1973-76. She came to Cardiff in 1976, was promoted  to Senior Lecturer in 1979 and Reader in 1989. She has been Dean of Social Sciences, and served on Senate, Council and Court.

Dr Delamont's autobiography was published in 2012 entitled 'Milkshakes and Convertibles' in N. K. Denzin (ed), Studies in Symbolic Interaction 39, Bingley: Emerald pp 51-70.

Honours and awards

  • DScEcon (Cardiff) July 2007
  • Keynote Plenary Speaker at AARE and NZARE Annual Conference, Auckland, November 2003
  • Elected to the Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences, Nov 2000
  • 1st Woman President of BERA (1984)
  • 1st Woman Dean of Social Sciences at Cardiff (1983 - 85)

Professional memberships

Sara Delamont has been a member of:

  • RAE Sub Panel 41 (Sociology) 2005-2008
  • ESRC TDB Nov 2006-2010

She is currently a member of:

  • Mediterranean Anthropology,
  • Sociology of Education,
  • Qualitative Methods,
  • Gender,
  • The Anthropology of Brazil.
  • Sociology of Education - especially classroom interaction, school ethnography, higher education and gender;
  • Sociology of the Professions including science;
  • Qualitative Methods;
  • Capoeira and Savate: habitus and embodiment.

Current Research

  • The Habitus of Diasporic Capoeira: An Ethnography

Areas of expertise