Gabe Mythen

University of Liverpool

Gabe Mythen is Professor of Sociology at the University of Liverpool. Over the last decade he has been researching the impacts of risk on everyday life, including in personal and collective security, crime, politics, welfare, work, the environment and food safety. His research has focused on the multiple dimensions of what we recognize and understand as "risk".

He has published in a range of social science journals including The British Journal of Criminology, Sociological Review, Current Sociology, Security Dialogue and Environmental Politics. His monograph, Ulrich Beck: A Critical Introduction to the Risk Society, provides the first book length exposition and critique of the risk society thesis. Professor Mythen is presently writing a book to be produced by Palgrave Macmillan entitled Understanding the Risk Society: Crime, Security and Welfare