Dr Abbey Halcli

Principal Lecturer in Sociology

School of Law and Social Sciences


Abbey Halcli is a Principal Lecturer in Sociology.  She completed an MA and PhD in Sociology at Ohio State University, USA. Her research interests include gender, political sociology and social movements. She lectures in the areas of global sociology, gender and society, and classical and contemporary social theory.

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught


  • Understanding Society 2: Transformations
  • Gender and Society
  • Global Sociology


  • Gender in a Global Context


Completed PhDs

  • Matthew Hurley. 2015. Gendering NATO: Analysing the Construction and Implementation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's Gender Perspective.
  • Anna Asiukiewicz-Tomczak. 2012. Motherhood Experiences Through Transformations: Narratives of Intergenerational Continuities and Changes in Post-Communist Poland.
  • Emma Rundall. 2011. Transexual People in UK Workplaces: An Analysis of Trans Men's and Trans Women's Experiences.
  • Erica Wirrman. 2004. The Public Health Roles of Primary Care Practitioners.
  • Elaine Welsh. 2001. Gender and Local Politics: Connecting the Public and the Private.


Abbey has a long-standing interest in women in politics and has published work on attitudes toward feminism and the gendered dimensions of political participation and political institutions in the United States and United Kingdom. She has also published research on the AIDS activist movement and on American foundation funding of social movement organisations.  Her work appears in Health and PlaceThe European Journal of Social Theory and in Women's Studies International Forum.  She is currently conducting research on the role of transnational advocacy networks as important actors in global HIV and AIDS governance.


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