Steven Threadgold is Associate Professor of Sociology at University of Newcastle. His research focuses on youth and class, with particular interests in unequal and alternate work and career trajectories, underground and independent creative scenes, and cultural formations of taste. Steve is Co-Director of the Newcastle Youth Studies Network, an Associate Editor of Journal of Youth Studies, and on the editorial boards of The Sociological Review and Journal of Applied Youth Studies. His books include Class in Australia and Bourdieu and Affect: Towards a Theory of Affective Affinities. Youth, Class and Everyday Struggles won the 2020 Raewyn Connell Prize for best first book in Australian sociology.