Steve is a sociologist interested in the intersection of racism, class and nationalism. He has worked as a driver, translator, a language teacher and in the Irish public sector, as well as a number of universities - in France, Ireland, England, Wales and the USA.
His research has primarily been based on the concept of racialization. He uses a variety of qualitative and archival methods, topped up with statistics to analyse how racism functions across historical periods and locations including: the Caribbean, the UK, the USA, Ireland, Nordic Europe, France, and Latin America. Steve has over 60 publications, in English and French on these topics, including 8 books, with publishers such as Routledge and Sage. He has also provided advisory reports to government departments in Ireland and the UK.