Dr Richie Nimmo - personal details
My journey into the social sciences began with a visceral interest in politics as a teenager. I studied politics enthusiastically at A-level, almost to the detriment of my other subjects, and I was only introduced to sociology, which wasn't offered at my school, by my girlfriend who happened to be studying it at college. As I began reading Marx and other classics of social theory I was soon converted, and after a year of studying politics at Manchester I transferred to sociology and graduated in that subject. Having grown to love the city I then went on to study for my Masters and PhD at Manchester.
My doctoral thesis drew upon actor-network theory to develop a post-humanist sociomaterial history of dairy milk in the UK. Upon completion I moved to the University of Aberdeen to take up a position as Lecturer in Sociology there, before having the opportunity to return to Manchester two years later.
I continue to be inspired by the critical possibilities of sociology, but I am also increasingly concerned with the deletions and purifications of social thought, and by the ontological politics of its ways of knowing.