On June 14th 2016, CSWG organised a launch event for the book Genes and the Bioimaginary: Science, Spectacle, Culture, written by our very own Prof. Deborah L. Steinberg. The event featured talks by Deborah, and also by Prof. Elizabeth Ettorre and Prof. Stuart Murray.
A video of the full event is now available here.
Dr Stella Chatzitheochari to take part in Eastside Community Heritages Online Youth Conference
Dr Stella Chatzitheochari has been invited to take part in Eastside Community Heritage’s Online Youth Conference: “Listen, Learn, Share: Young people talk about disability, bullying and wellbeing in East London."
The conference will take place at Dagenham Library on November 22nd from 4.30 onward and it will be live streamed on Facebook. The conference is scheduled to coincide with two events: the beginning of Disability History Month and Anti-Bullying week.
If you would like to know more about Eastside Community Heritage, please visit their website: www.hidden-histories.org.uk/wordpress/
The Department of Sociology is proud to announce the publication of Dr Mark Carrigan’s new monongraph. Social media is an increasingly important part of academic life that can be a fantastic medium for promoting your work, networking with colleagues and for demonstrating impact. However, alongside the opportunities it also poses challenging questions about how to engage online, and how to represent yourself professionally.
This practical book provides clear guidance on effectively and intelligently using social media for academic purposes across disciplines, from publicising your work and building networks to engaging the public with your research. It is supported by real life examples and underpinned by principles of good practice to ensure you have the skills to make the most of this exciting medium.
The Department of Sociology is very proud to announce that Professor Gurminder K Bhambra has been named Current Sociology’s Sociologist of the Month. Current Sociology is the International Sociological Association’s main journal and they will be featuring a profile of Professor Bhambra and her publications over the month of March.
The call for papers has been released for an upcoming event, Arguing with Justice. This event is being organised by Ros Williams and Amy Hinterberger and sponsored by our Markets, Technology, Expertise research theme. We look forward to abstracts from Early Career Researchers interested in the broad intersection of social justice and the biosciences. More information can be found here: https://arguingwithjustice.wordpress.com/cfp/
SOCIOLOGY PUBLIC LECTURE
The Lens of Race: Conceptualizing Difference in Italy and the United States
19 May, 2016 in S0.11 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Department of Sociology
Co-hosted by the Inequalities and Social Change & Economy, Technology, Expertise Research Groups
Ann Morning, Department of Sociology, New York University
Marcello Maneri , Department of Sociology, University of Milan – Bicocca
New article by Professor Gurminder K Bhambra looks at the dominant intellectual genealogy of the concept of citizenship and examines its deeper racialized structures. The article, ‘Citizens and Others: The Constitution of Citizenship through Exclusion’ is published in the journal, Alternatives. You can read it here. http://gkbhambra.net/articles/
This new article by Professor Gurminder K Bhambra examines the implications of the financial crash and the recent crisis of migration on the stability of the European Union project. The article, 'Whither Europe? Postcolonial versus Neocolonial Cosmopolitanism?' has been recently published in Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. You can read the article here.
A BSA regional event on Educational (In)equalities: Towards an elite but not elitist society will take place on 11th March 2016. Keynote speakers will include Professor Fiona Devine (University of Manchester) and Dr Clare Maxwell (IOE UCL).
We welcome abstracts of 250 words on the topic of unequal distribution of privilege in educational practices. Themes can include but are not limited to:
- Class and social divisions
- Structural social inequalities
- Ideas of privilege and social stratification
- Social class in contemporary urban contexts
Please send all correspondence to I.Konstantinou@warwick.ac.uk by 31st January 2016.
The Department is pleased to announce Professor Deborah Steinberg's new artice in The Converation on Public Mourning. You can read the article here