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Samuel Merrill

I am an interdisciplinary researcher specializing in digital and cultural sociology. My research interests centre on social movements, collective memory, cultural heritage and digital media.

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Affiliation
Research fellow (absent) at Department of Sociology
Location
Hus Y, Beteendevetarhuset & Norra beteendevetarhuset Mediagränd 14, Beteendevetarhuset, Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I am an interdisciplinary researcher with a background in contemporary archaeology and cultural geography and currently specialising in digital sociology. My research interests center on social movements, collective memory, cultural heritage and digital media within a broadly conceived underground (spatial, political, creative and digital). I have a PhD in Cultural Geography from University College London, UK (awarded in 2014), a postgraduate degree in Heritage Studies from The Brandenburg Technical University in Cottbus, Germany (awarded in 2009), and an undergraduate degree in Archaeology and Ancient History from The University of Birmingham, UK (awarded in 2006). In addition, I have worked at, or been associated with, Architectural Conservation, Tourism, Urban Studies and Modern Languages departments in the UK, Germany and Australia.

I have published books, research articles, communications and reviews on themes including the cultural memories and landscapes of subterranean transport infrastructures, digital commemoration after traumatic events, digital media and collective remembrance practices of social movements, and the archaeology and heritage of graffiti and street art. My PhD thesis earned me first prize in the Peter Lang 2014 Young Scholar in Memory Studies Competition and led to my first sole-authored monograph, Networked Remembrance: Excavating Buried Memories in the Railways Beneath London and Berlin, which was published in late 2017.

I currently co-ordinate the faculty advanced course on Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences and the BIT Program module called Complex IT Environments and Critical Digital Sociology.

 

International Political Sociology, Oxford University Press 2021, Vol. 15, (1) : 22-40
Closs Stephens, Angharad; Coward, Martin; Merrill, Samuel; et al.
Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST) 2021
Copsey, Nigel; Merrill, Samuel
International Journal of Heritage Studies (IJHS), Routledge 2021, Vol. 27, (6) : 601-616
Merrill, Samuel
Perspectives on Terrorism, Terrorism Research Initiative (TRI); Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) 2020, Vol. 14, (6) : 122-138
Copsey, Nigel; Merrill, Samuel
Social Movements, Cultural Memory and Digital Media: Mobilising Mediated Remembrance, Palgrave Macmillan 2020 : 111-139
Merrill, Samuel
First Monday, First Monday Editorial Group 2020, Vol. 25, (6)
Merrill, Samuel
Social Movements, Cultural Memory and Digital Media: Mobilising Mediated Remembrance, Palgrave Macmillan 2020 : 1-30
Merrill, Samuel; Keightley, Emily; Daphi, Priska
Social Movement Studies, Routledge 2020, Vol. 19, (5-6)
Merrill, Samuel; Lindgren, Simon
Environment & Planning. D, Society and Space, Sage Publications 2020, Vol. 38, (3) : 546-566
Merrill, Samuel; Sumartojo, Shanti; Stephens, Angharad Closs; et al.
Social Movements, Cultural Memory and Digital Media: Mobilising Mediated Remembrance, Palgrave Macmillan 2020 : 59-84
Richardson-Little, Ned; Merrill, Samuel
AAG Review of Books, Taylor & Francis 2019, Vol. 7, (2) : 113-125
Mathewson, Kent; Bartolini, Nadia; Edensor, Tim; et al.
Journalism - Theory, Practice & Criticism, Sage Publications 2019, Vol. 20, (10) : 1360-1378
Merrill, Samuel
The Routledge Handbook of Memory and Place, Routledge 2019 : 223-232
Merrill, Samuel
Antipode, Antipode Foundation Ltd. 2019, Vol. 51, (1) : 248-270
Merrill, Samuel; Pries, Johan
The Conversation
Coward, Martin; Closs Stephens, Angharad; Merrill, Samuel; et al.
Performance and civic engagement, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2018 : 159-185
Merrill, Samuel
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Oxford University Press 2018, Vol. 23, (6) : 332-353
Merrill, Samuel; Åkerlund, Mathilda
The Conversation Global
Merrill, Samuel
Battlefield Events: Landscape, Commemoration and Heritage, New York: Routledge 2016 : 200-216
Merrill, Samuel
Global undergrounds: exploring cities within, London: Reaktion Books 2016 : 89-91
Merrill, Samuel
Global undergrounds: exploring cities within, London: Reaktion Books 2016 : 121-123
Merrill, Samuel
Global undergrounds: exploring cities within, London: Reaktion Books 2016 : 156-158
Merrill, Samuel
Cultural History, Edinburgh University Press 2016, Vol. 5, (1) : 109-111
Merrill, Samuel
Media Culture and Society, London: Sage Publications 2016, Vol. 38, (5) : 784-786
Merrill, Samuel
Open Democracy UK
Merrill, Samuel; Mould, Oliver
Journal of Historical Geography, Elsevier 2015, Vol. 50 : 76-91
Merrill, Samuel
International Journal of Heritage Studies (IJHS), Taylor & Francis 2015, Vol. 21, (4) : 369-389
Merrill, Samuel
Opticon1826, London: Ubiquity Press 2014, (16)
Merrill, Samuel
Journal of Transport History, Manchester: Manchester University Press 2014, Vol. 35, (1) : 134-136
Merrill, Samuel
sub\urban - zeitschrift für kritische stadtforschung, Vol. 2, (2) : 143-154
Merrill, Samuel; Jasper, Sandra
London Journal, Maney Publishing 2013, Vol. 38, (3) : 175-176
Dennis, Richard; López Galviz, Carlos; Merrill, Samuel
The London Journal, Maney Publishing 2013, Vol. 38, (3) : 245-264
Merrill, Samuel
Going Underground: New Perspectives, London: London Transport Museum 2013 : 75-83
Merrill, Samuel
London: London Transport Museum 2013
Going Underground: New Perspectives, London: London Transport Museum 2013 : 1-
Merrill, Samuel; Galviz, Carlos Lopez
Journal of social archaeology, Sage Publications 2013, Vol. 13, (1) : 101-121
Merrill, Samuel; Hack, Hans
Journal of Transport History, Manchester: Manchester University Press 2012, Vol. 33, (2) : 243-252
Merrill, Samuel
World Heritage Today: Challenges for Interpretation, Conservation and Development, Berlin: Verlag Dr.Köster 2012 : 161-184
Merrill, Samuel
Time and Mind The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture, Taylor & Francis 2011, Vol. 4, (1) : 59-75
Merrill, Samuel
History Australia, Melbourne: Monash University Publishing 2009, Vol. 6, (3) : 80.1-80.2
Merrill, Samuel
Eriksson Krutrök, Moa; Lindgren, Simon; Merrill, Samuel