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Research interests

David Miller is Professor of Political Sociology in the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol.

He is an investigative researcher interested in concentrations of power in society and how they might be democratised and made accountable. He works on corporate and state power and how they are (re)produced in particular through policy and expert processes and via social movements from both above and below.  Recent work has focused on terrorism and counter terrorism, the sociology of expertise, lobbying, public relations and propaganda - especially of the British government, think tanks, Islamophobia, the Zionist movement, corporate influences on health and science, conflict of interest and the financing of the conservative movement.

David is a director of Public Interest Investigations a non profit company of which Spinwatch and Powerbase are projects; a director of the non-profit Organisation for Propaganda Studies; and a member of the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and the Media.


External positions

Member, Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media

15 Apr 2018 → …

Director, Organisation for Propaganda Studies

22 Nov 2017 → …

Director, Common Weal

1 Feb 201521 Sep 2017

Professor of Sociology, University of Bath

1 Jan 201231 Aug 2018

Director, Public Interest Investigations

11 Jan 2005 → …

Professor of Sociology, University of Strathclyde

1 Aug 200431 Dec 2011


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