Gil Viry is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. He joined the University of Edinburgh in 2012 as a Chancellor’s Fellow. Using social survey methods, social network analysis and sequence analysis, his substantive research focuses on spatial mobility, social networks, family and intimate relationships. He has a keen interest in studying the spatial dimensions of social networks and how space, place and mobility relate to individuals’ personal networks and their social integration over the life course.
Since 2013, Gil has been co-convening the successful Social Network Analysis in Scotland (SNAS) Research Group with colleagues from other Scottish Universitiesis. He is an associate researcher with the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR), the Edinburgh Q-Step centre and the Research Training Centre based in the School of Social and Political Science.
After two masters degrees in physics and sociology, Gil did his PhD at the University of Geneva on the impact of spatial mobility on family and intimate relationships. He has been Visitor Scholar at the University of Albany SUNY, Research Fellow at the Centre for Mobility Research (CeMoRe) at Lancaster University, Invited Scholar at the Federal Institute for Population Research in Wiesbaden, Germany, Research Fellow at LaSUR (Laboratory of Urban Sociology) at the Swiss federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) and Research Fellow at PAVIE (Laboratory of Life Course Research) at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
He currently contributes to the Editorial Board of the journal Social Inclusion @josijournal, where he is co-editing a special issue on the role of space, place and social networks in social participation.
Gil is currently leading or participating in three large collaborative projects:
- Spatial mobility skills, conjugal networks and conjugal quality (Principal Investigator)
- Personal networks of young adults in Switzerland: Social capital, educational and work aspirations (Co-Investigator)
- Teaching that Matters for Migrant Student: Understanding Levers of Integration in Scotland, Finland and Sweden (TEAMS) (Co-Investigator)
When not at home or the office, Gil likes spending time roller skating in the city, hiking or skate skiing in the mountains.
Contact: Gil Viry
School of Social and Political Science
University of Edinburgh, UK
Office: 18 Buccleuch Place, EH8 9LN, Edinburgh
Tel: ++44 (0) 131 651 5768