The Toxic News e-magazine was conceived as a result of the European Research Commission funded project Toxic Expertise hosted by the Sociology Department. The project examines competing claims about the health effects of pollution, focusing on the global petrochemical industry.
In this edition Diane Sicotte writes on the toxic relationship between fracking and plastics; Troy D Abel, Jonah White and Stacy Clauson examine environmental injustice in South Seattle; Sarah Marie Wiebe, Jen Bagelman and Laurence Butet-Roch explore the experience of indigenous peoples at the Aamjiwnaang First Nation reserve in Canada's 'Chemical Valley'; Sophia Jaworski suggests we move beyond environmental injustices associated with proximity of industry towards interrogating the toxicity of everyday landscapes. Finally Angelo Raffaele Ippolito explores the moral struggles of a community in Taranto, Southern Italy, faced with industrial pollution from the largest steel mill in Europe.
The Black Womens Project Conference - 23rd February 2019 in S0.21
The Black Women's Project presents to you it's annual conference. This year it's called Unleash! We want black females at Warwick to recognise their importance and worth in society. This conference will include speakers such as Ashleigh Jade, an inspirational London based influencer, Film Director and Photographer; Yasmin Elizabeth - self love advocate, influencer and entrepreneur ; and Courtney Daniella Boateng, a YouTuber, influencer and entrepreneur. Do make sure to come and be inspired on how to navigate yourself in society as black woman.
Wednesday 30 January, 3-7pm
A0.23 Social Sciences Building
Deadline extended for QS301 due to ongoing internet issues on campus
New deadline set for Monday 28 January 2019 at 12noon.
Please contact Qfirstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or for further information. Please note that email systems are currently down and so for any urgent queries you will need to report to the Sociology Reception or call: 02476 524 593.
Sociology has an excellent track record in supporting successful candidates for the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship scheme and we are inviting suitably qualified candidates to submit in the latest scheme.
Applications will be selected through a competitive internal selection process and expressions of interest in the scheme should be sent to Amy Clarke Amy.Clarke@warwick.ac.uk by the deadline of Wednesday 23 January 2019.
Further information can be found at: https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/early-career-fellowships
We’re delighted to announce that Dr Maria do Mar Pereira has been awarded the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association Book Prize 2018 for her latest book Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship: an Ethnography of Academia.
To find out more about the prize, and the judges’ comments on the book, click here: http://fwsablog.org.uk/2018/12/07/fwsa-book-prize-2018-winner-announced/
Last week the Department of Sociology welcomed around 40 Year 12/13 pupils from local schools to spend a day at the department and gain a taste of university life.
The event was organised by the department's Widening Particpation and Outreach leads, Dr Teodora Todorova and Dr Andre Celtel, along with much-appriciated support from our excellent team of student ambassadors.
The Department of Sociology is proud to announce that we have risen to number 4 nationally in the Guardian University Guide 2019.
Congratulations to Dr Khursheed Wadia whose book - jointly authored with Daniele Joly - won the PSA's WJM Mackenzie prize for "The best book in political science" for 2017-18.