Sophie Watson

Sophie Watson, Prof. Dr.

Professor of Sociology
City of Vienna Visiting Professor (Senior)


Curriculum vitae Sophie Watson

Research interests

Public Space and the Multi-cultural Practices of Everyday Life

Religion, culture and materiality. New Religious cultural practices, identities and spaces


Sophie Watson is a member of the OpenSpace Research Centre

Recent Publications

Books and Monographs

City Publics: The (dis) enchantments of Urban Encounters, Routledge

Markets as sites of Social Interaction: Spaces of Diversity, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Policy Press

Symbolic spaces of difference: Contesting the Eruv in London and Tenafly, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 2005, volume 23(4) August, pages 597–613

‘A Politics of Resentment: shopkeepers in a London Neighbourhood’ (with K.Wells) Ethnic and Racial Studies 28(2) 2 pp 261-277

‘Spaces of Nostalgia: The Hollowing out of a London Market’ (with K.Wells) Journal of Social and Cultural Geography. Vol. 6, No. 1. (2005), pp. 17-30.

Blackwell Reader on the City (with Gary Bridge) Oxford:Blackwell

Companion to the City (with Gary Bridge) (300,000 words): Oxford, Basil Blackwell.

Engendering Social Policy (edited collection with L.Doyal): London, Open University Press.