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The latest edition of Toxic News is now available

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 SicotteLink opens in a new window writes on the toxic relationship between fracking and plastics; Troy D Abel, Jonah White and Stacy ClausonLink opens in a new window examine environmental injustice in South Seattle; Sarah Marie Wiebe, Jen Bagelman and Laurence Butet-RochLink opens in a new window explore the experience of indigenous peoples at the Aamjiwnaang First Nation reserve in Canada's 'Chemical Valley'; Sophia JaworskiLink opens in a new window suggests we move beyond environmental injustices associated with proximity of industry towards interrogating the toxicity of everyday landscapes. Finally Angelo Raffaele IppolitoLink opens in a new window explores the moral struggles of a community in Taranto, Southern Italy, faced with industrial pollution from the largest steel mill in Europe.

Mon 18 Mar 2019, 15:14 | Tags: Research

Feminist Art Fair & Zine Making Workshop

Date: 5th March 2019
Time: 11:15am - 12:45pm
Venue: OC0.04, The Oculus

The Department's Feminist Pedagogy / Feminist Activism Student's are organising a feminist art fair & zine making workshop for International Women's Day 2019. Stop by and join them in the Oculus (OC0.04) from 11:15am.

Tue 05 Mar 2019, 09:30

Sociology undergraduate Lanaire Aderemi will be presenting research at BCUR 2019

Sociology undergraduate Lanaire Aderemi will be presenting her research at this year's British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR). Her paper is titled 'The Biafran War: the politics of remembering, misremembering and forgetting' Click here to read her research abstract.

This year's conference will be held in Cardiff on 15 & 16 April and further information can be found at:

Mon 04 Mar 2019, 16:06 | Tags: Research events Students

Warwick ASEAN Conference 2019 - 23 February 2019

Sociology students and staff are invited to attend this year's Warwick ASEAN Conference which aims to connect students interested in Southeast Asia with thought leaders about the region, and foster a community passionate about the future of ASEAN. The theme for this year's conference is Forging the Future; prompting self-reflection and evaluation of ASEAN's present challenges.

Held on 23 February, this all day event will be filled with panel discussions with esteemed speakers, embassy engagement sessions, career workshops, a Southeast Asian food fair, and more! For more information, visit the Facebook page at

Sat 23 Feb 2019, 16:00 | Tags: events, Students

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.

Thu 21 Feb 2019, 09:52 | Tags: social sciences Staff events Students

Wellbeing Week (4 - 8 February)

This year, Warwick will be holding a Wellbeing Week to promote the support which is available and communicate key messages on wellbeing, including healthy lifestyles, physical health and activity, mental health, and financial wellbeing. You can see a list of events taking place each day here.

Wed 06 Feb 2019, 08:59 | Tags: Staff Students

Social Theory Centre Event - What is Social Theory Made Of? A Peoples Archive

Wednesday 30 January, 3-7pm
A0.23 Social Sciences Building

Wed 30 Jan 2019, 13:25 | Tags: Staff Social Theory Centre events Students

Deadline extended for QS301 due to ongoing internet issues on campus

New deadline set for Monday 28 January 2019 at 12noon.

Please contact 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.

Thu 24 Jan 2019, 10:43

Funding Opportunity - Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

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 by the deadline of Wednesday 23 January 2019.

Further information can be found at:

Tue 08 Jan 2019, 17:28 | Tags: PhD Student Staff

Feminist and Women's Studies Association Book Prize 2018 awarded to Dr Maria do Mar Pereira

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:

Tue 11 Dec 2018, 14:46 | Tags: Women and Gender Staff good news

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