Ebru Soytemel is a lecturer in sociology at the School of Languages and Social Sciences at Aston University. She obtained her PhD in sociology from the University of Manchester. Following her doctoral study, she worked as a James Martin Research Fellow at the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities, Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS), University of Oxford. She joined Aston University in 2015. Her research interests include: social and economic inequality, the relationship between social class and social-symbolic borders, gentrification and social-spatial exclusion, cultural sociology, cultural participation, sociology of youth and education, gender inequality and migration. She works with quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods with a particular interest in ethnographic research and multiple correspondence analysis. Currently Ebru co-coordinates the ethnographic research for the CHIEF H2020 project, researching young people’s cultural participation and identities within formal, non-formal and informal educational environments across Europe and beyond.