Karl has taught in schools, further and higher education for many years with a background in sociology and criminology. He began teaching at Sheffield Hallam University in 2003 and have since taught on a range of modules at various levels. He has been the Sociology Course Leader and Level 6 Year tutor since 2012.
Karl presently teaches on a variety of modules across the Sociology Degree route. He is also module leader for Researching Society, Shaping Societies, Qualitative Sociological Research, Education Schooling and Society and Education, Power and Control.
He enjoys teaching and aims to make this an enjoyable and stimulating experience for students. He takes a student-centred approach and feels very strongly about promoting self-directed learning. He encourages students to engage with a broad array of materials and develop their own opinions and arguments in response to that material.
Social Sciences and Arts
Karl's current research is centrally concerned with the effects of the digital divide and social inclusion, particularly in deprived communities. Here, he is particularly interested in the people who use public / third sector ICT provision and the social and economic implications of networking within these facilities and the wider community. Previously, he has investigated the rational/irrational debate surrounding the fear of crime.
BAKER-GREEN, Karl (2008) 'ICT in Deprived Communities’, A presentation to the Final PhD Conference on Applied Research and the Implementation of Objective 1, Sheffield (2008)
BAKER-GREEN, Karl (2003) ‘Community Regeneration and Social Exclusion’, A paper presented to the BSA Conference 'Social Futures: Desire, Excess and Waste', University of York (2003).
BAKER-GREEN, Karl (2003) ‘Community Regeneration: The information society in deprived areas of South Yorkshire’, a paper presented to the Mapping Today, Exploring Tomorrow Postgraduate Conference, University of Nottingham (2002).
Member of the British Sociological Association