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Spotlighting sociologists for hire: Karly Burch

Recently, TASA created a ‘Sociologists Looking for Work‘ registry, to help connect members looking for work with people looking to hire tutors, research assistants, consultants, and more. We will be doing regular spotlights on sociologists looking for work. This post is part of that spotlight series…

Karly Burch completed their PhD in sociology at the University of Otago in 2018. Dr Burch’s PhD was focussed on the aftermath of the nuclear disasters in Japan, using insights from institutional ethnography and material semiotics to explore people’s troubling experiences of everyday eating following the onset of the disasters in 2011. Dr Burch moved back to Japan following their PhD and is actively looking for opportunities for employment, writing and collaborative work.

Dr Burch has a range of areas of expertise, including agriculture, applied sociology, disasters, environment and society, feminism, food, institutional ethnography, local/global relations, qualitative research, science and technology. Dr Burch is looking for work in both teaching (tutorials, seminars, lectures, marking) and research assistance (including grant writing).

You can email Dr Burch on