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Sam Hillyard University of Lincoln, UK, Durham University, UK

Sam Hillyard is a Reader in Sociology at Durham in the United Kingdom. She is the series editor of Studies in Qualitative Methodology (Emerald) and a member of the editorial board for the journal Qualitative Research. Her research interests lie with the synergies between theoretical ideas and empirical ethnographic research. This interest has been applied across a variety of research settings: Recent projects include game shooting in the UK and access to elite higher education. These interests are reflected in a series of funding awards from the ESRC, the Rural Economy and Land Use programme (ESRC, NERC, and BBSRC), and Natural Resources Wales. Her books include Doing Fieldwork with Professor Pole (2016) and Approaches to Fieldwork, a four-volume collection (2014).