Profile

Title: Dr
First Name: Alice
Surname: Butler-Warke
Position: Lecturer in Sociology
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 263376
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ORCID: ORCID Icon https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7205-9832

Dr Alice Butler-Warke is a Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Applied Social Studies.  She completed a PhD in Human Geography at the University of Leeds on the formation of territorial stigma in relation to Toxteth, Liverpool, in the British press over the 20th century. More broadly, she is interested in stigma and marginality, and lived urban experience.

Interests include stigma, urban experience, marginality, gender, poverty, media and power. 

Twitter: @alice_butler31

Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching on: Social Work Research Methods

Qualitative Research Methods

Social Science and Society

Organises the School Research and Information Seminar Series, and SASS’s Community Seminar Series. 

Academic Background

BA French and Middle Eastern Studies, Hood College, Frederick, Maryland, USA

MA Politics, Lancaster University

PhD Human Geography, University of Leeds

Research Interests

  • Territorial stigma
  • Gendered urban experience
  • Urban marginality
  • Media, power and society
  • Urban materiality

Current Research

  • Assessing the role of boom and bust economies on professional education: a British-Australian comparison (PI: Dr Alice Butler; Co-I: Dr Mark Liddiard) Research funded by BAICE
  • Experiences of intergroup relations and community in a newly multicultural area in Scotland (PI: Dr Ruth Woods; Co-I: Dr. Alice Butler-Warke) Research funded by RGU Pump-priming grant
  • Territorial stigmatization of Toxteth, Liverpool
  • Urban experience

Funding

Sasakawa Foundation: Facing 21st century challenges in social work (PI: Dr. Alice Butler-Warke; Co-I: Dr Fumihito Ito) (£3,200)

BAICE: Assessing the role of boom and bust economies on professional education: a British-Australian comparison (PI: Dr Alice Butler; Co-I: Dr Mark Liddiard) (£4,995)

RGU Pump-priming grant: Community Seminar Series (PI: Dr. Alice Butler-Warke)

RGU Pump-priming grant: Experiences of intergroup relations and community in a newly multicultural area in Scotland (PI: Dr Ruth Woods; Co-I: Dr. Alice Butler-Warke)

Professional Memberships

BAICE

Publications

Peer-reviewed

Butler-Warke, A. (2020). Foundational stigma: Place?based stigma in the age before advanced marginality. The British Journal of Sociology.

Butler, A. (2019). Toxic Toxteth: Understanding press stigmatization of Toxteth during the 1981 uprising. Journalism.

Butler-Warke, A., Bolger, J. and Yuill, C. (2019). The changing face of social work: social worker perceptions on a neoliberalising profession. Critical and Radical Social Work.

Butler, A., Schafran, A. and Carpenter, G. (2018). What does it mean when people call a place a shithole? Understanding a discourse of denigration in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.

Smith, L.H., Martinez-Herrero, M.I., Arnell, P., Bolger, J., Butler-Warke, A., Cook, W., Downey, M., Farmer, N., Nicholls, J. and Mac Dermott, D. (2019). Social Work and Human Rights: A Practice Guide.

Smith, L.H., Martinez-Herrero, M.I., Arnell, P., Bolger, J., Butler-Warke, A., Downie, M., Nicholls, J. and Mac Dermott, D. (2019). Social Work and Human Rights: The International Context.

Non-peer reviewed

Butler, A. and Schafran, A. (2018). What sort of place is a 'shithole'? It depends on your gender. [online] The Conversation. Available at: https://theconversation.com/what-sort-of-place-is-a-shithole-it-depends-on-your-gender-90342  

Butler, A. (2018). Is Toxteth portrayed as toxic? A historical media analysis. [online] Documents ?Research Network. Available at: http://www.documentsresearch.net/blog/is-toxteth-portrayed-as-toxic-a-historical-media-analysis

Butler, A. (2017). Place and Prejudice: On Liverpool, Hillsborough and Territorial Stigma. [online] Ceasefire Magazine. Available at: https://ceasefiremagazine.co.uk/place-prejudice-liverpool-hillsborough-territorial-stigma/

Media Coverage