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Matt Clement is Senior Lecturer in Criminology. He descibes himself as a Marxist sociologist, influenced by Elias, Bourdieu and Wacquant. Previously Matt worked as a careers counsellor, community worker, teacher and mentor with young people involved in the criminal justice system, alongside lecturing at various universities in Criminology and Sociology. He joined the Department of Applied Social Sciences (now Applied Criminology and Forensic Studies) in 2013.

Matt is Co-Editor of the University's interdisciplinary Journal of Riot and Protest Studies, launched in july 2018.


  • Clement, M. (2014) ‘Mobs versus Markets’, in D. Pritchard and F. Parkes (eds) Riot, unrest and protest on the global stage. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Clement, M. (2013) ‘Deadly symbiosis: how school exclusion and juvenile crime interweave’, in M. Koegeler and R. Parncutt (eds) Interculturality: Practice meets Research. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Clement, M. (2013) ‘Germany’s special path to where Elias in the Eurozone’ in F. Depelteau and T. Landeau (eds) Elias and Social Theory. Basingstoke: Palgrave
  • Clement, M. (2013) ‘Manufacturing Austerity in the Eurozone’, Human Figurations, 2, 1: February
  • Clement, M. (2012) ‘The Urban Outcasts of the British City’ in W. Atkinson, S. Roberts and M. Savage (eds) Class Inequality in Austerity Britain: Power, Difference and Suffering. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Clement, M. (2012 ‘Rage against the Market: Bristol’s Tesco Riot’, Race and Class, 53, 3: 81-90
  • Clement, M. (2011) ‘Germany’s special path to where? Norbert Elias and state formation’, Cambio, Vol. 1
  • Clement, M. (2010) ‘Teenagers under the knife: a decivilising process’ Journal of Youth Studies, 13, 4: 439-451
  • Clement, M. (2010) ‘Local Notables and the City Council Revisited: The use of partnerships in the regeneration of Bristol’, Social and Public Policy Review 4, 2: 34-49
  • Clement, M. (2009) ‘Praxical Sociology and the Algebra of revolution’, Critique, 37, 3: 415-424
  • Clement, M. (2007) ‘Bristol: Civilising the inner city’, Race and Class, 48, 4: 97-110
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