• Teaching sociology at UCL.
  • Struggling for socialism through the Labour Party.
  • Researching power, protest, social history, Marxism and crime.
  • m.tiratelli[at]


  • Drifting right: the left and the Labour Party (November 2018) New Socialist (link)
  • A New Relationship With the World (September 2018) Tribune (link)
  • Stop and search doesn’t work against violent crime (September 2018) Wired (link)
  • Does stop and search reduce crime? (February 2018) Northern Police Monitoring Project (link)
  • 4 things that are right with Effective Altruism (July 2016) Novara Media (link)


  • M Tiratelli (forthcoming), ‘The changing practice of rioting: Revisiting repertoire transitions in Britain, 1800-1939’, Mobilization (link).
  • M Tiratelli (2018) Rioting and time: Collective violence in Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow, 1800-1939. PhD Thesis (University of Manchester) (link).
  • M Tiratelli, P Quinton and B Bradford (2018), ‘Does Stop and Search Deter Crime? Evidence from Ten Years of London-Wide Data’, The British Journal of Criminology (link). Media coverage in The Times, the Guardian, Apolitica and BBC News. Winner of the 2019 Radzinowicz Prize.
  • M Tiratelli (2018), ‘Reclaiming the everyday: The situational dynamics of the 2011 London riots’, Social Movement Studies (link).

Datasets and maps

  • Catalogue of riots in Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester 1800-1939 (link).
  • Gifs of riot locations over time in Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow (link).
  • Geo-located footage of the 2011 London Riots (link).


  • Very occasional posts here: link