Congratulations to NWDTC student Adrian Leguina, from the Social Statistics pathway at Manchester, who has passed his viva.

Adrian’s thesis is titled ‘Multidimensional facets of cultural distinctions in the music domain: Meaning, context, and methods in contemporary societies’ and addresses the relationship between music consumption and social stratification through a cross national and methodological comparison.

His work has resulted in a collection of papers that critically examine how music consumption is socially structured, an examination characterized by the rigorous application of innovative statistical techniques to problems in social sciences. Two articles are currently published in Bulletin of Sociological Methodology and Journal of Consumer Culture.

Adrian was recently appointed postdoctoral research associate at ‘Understanding Everyday Participation – Articulating Cultural Values’ (UEP), a five-year research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Creative Scotland.