Sarah Burton is currently an ESRC-funded doctoral candidate at Goldsmiths College. Her research uses the concept of mess to investigate the value system(s) underpinning the production of knowledge in contemporary social theory. Having also spent several years involved in various artistic projects centring round theatre, classical music and writing/publishing, her academic research draws both on her formal education and also these forms of creative practice. Sarah also does lots of ‘fringe’ academia; she is a founding member of the BSA Activism in Sociology Forum as well as part of the collective working on the Woman Theory project. She joined the BSA team in 2012.