Dr Scott Jeffery


Lecturer - Sociology


  • Module Leader – Understanding the Social World (Level 7), Sociological Theory: Continuity and Change (Level 8), Insiders and Outsiders (Level 10), HNC Sociology (Level 7)
  • Co-teach/Lecturer – Qualitative Research Methods (Level 8)
  • PAT (Personal Academic Tutor) HNC Social Science and 3rd year BASS


  • BA (Hons) Film and Television Studies
  • MSc Applied Social Research
  • TQFE Postgraduate Teaching Qualification
  • PhD Sociology and Social Policy: ‘Human, Subhuman, Superhuman: An Exploration of the Development and Reception of the Posthuman Body in Superhero Comic Books”


  • UHI Perth, Room 323, Brahan – I do not always work in the building so please give advance notice of a visit.
  • The easiest and most reliable way to contact me is via email: scott.jeffery.perth@uhi.ac.uk
  • 07385433440

Teaching Subjects

  • Sociology
  • Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis (including Nvivo)

Teaching/Research Interests

  • posthumanism
  • comics studies
  • sociology of the body
  • subjectivity

Building on my presentations and write-ups of the two Trans-States conferences (see below), I am currently researching what I hope to be my second book, provisionally titled Re-Enchantment is Resistance. This draws upon theorists such as Gilles Deleuze and Mark Fisher to a develop cultural history of the relationship between occultism and political activism, with a strong focus on the production and resistance of subjectivities in contemporary, technologically mediated societies.

I am also developing a research project, again drawing on Fisher, that re-engages with an historical strand of critical psychiatry (e.g. R. D. Laing) by seeking to understand mental health issues as not rooted simply in the individual but within the wider societal context of late-capitalism.


  • Jeffery, S. (2021) “Difference, Repetition and the Superhero Comic”, in Brasset, J. and Reynolds, R. (2021) “Superheroes and Excess: A Philosophical Enquiry” (forthcoming from Routledge)
  • Jeffery, S. (2019) “Trans-States 2019: 2020 Visions” in British Association for the Study of Religions Bulletin, November 2019.
  • Jeffery, S. (2017) “Trans-States: The Art of Crossing Over” in British Association for the Study of Religions Bulletin, May 2017.
  • Jeffery, S. (2016) The Posthuman Body in Superhero Comics: Human, Superhuman, Transhuman, Post/Human. Palgrave MacMillan.

Hobbies and Interests

A restless creative, I have written and performed several stand-up comedy shows and while mostly ‘retired’ I sometimes get itchy feet.

I occasionally maintain a wordpress blog called Nth Mind, where I write about my research interests and other related speculations.

I also enjoy drawing and will be self-publishing my first comic book in 2021, based on The Fairy-Dog calendar, an ongoing art project investigating the nature of time, first developed in 2020.

If not writing or drawing I am reading or watching films. As of the time of writing I have, according to my records, watched 100 films this year so far. Bit slow for me. My records also list 22 books so far. Was aiming for at least one a week. Need to pick up the pace!

close up head shot of scott