School of Global Studies

Dr Yusef Bakkali

Post:Teaching Fellow in Anthropology (Anthropology)
Other posts:Member (Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth)
Location:ARTS B

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 872520
International:+44 1273 872520
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Originally from Brixton, South London, I first came to Sussex as an undergraduate in 2008. I am now a Teaching Fellow based in the School of Global Studies. My PhD research was concerned with Road Life (or street culture) in the United Kingdom, my PhD thesis was entitled: Life On Road; Symbolic Struggle and the Munpain.  The thesis critically examined issues of social exclusion, inequality, racism, political rhetoric relating to individual responsibility, aspiration as well as limited social mobility and opportunity; highlighting them as a plethora of issues contributing to everyday difficulties (the munpain) experienced in the lives on young adults in Britain.

I am also interested in alternative education and have been active in helping to cultivate learning spaces beyond more conventional curricula. I work actively with students at Sussex to help create and promote new spaces and methods for learning.


Teaching Fellow


2018 PhD Sociology, University of Sussex 

2012-2013, MSc Social Research Methods, University of Sussex

2008-2011, BA Politics and Sociology, University of Sussex