Gil Viry

‘Marginalisation and stigmatisation of vulnerable groups by more established groups must be understood as complex structures of social relationships, which can be identified through social network analysis’

Gil Viry is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. He is associate researcher at the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR), member of the Edinburgh Q-Step staff and is co-running the Social Network Analysis in Scotland (SNAS) research group . He holds a MA in physics and a PhD in sociology from the University of Geneva.

His research interests bridge the intersection of spatial mobilities, family and personal life and social networks. His current research focuses on how geographical distance and mobility behaviours impact personal relationships and family networks. He uses mainly quantitative research methods and social network analysis. His last book ‘High Mobility in Europe’ (Palgrave Macmillan 2015) explores the implication of work-related travel on family and career development.

In the SeaM project, Gil will offer expertise in the field of social network analysis. He will also contribute to analyse the role of the spatial context (peri-urban areas) on marginalisation and social exclusion.

#quantitative #socialnetworkanalysis #interdisciplinary

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