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Watch the video of the launch of "Genes and the Bioimaginary" by Prof. Deborah L. Steinberg

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 Heritage’s 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:

Wed 16 Nov 2016, 09:31 | Tags: social sciences Research Conference, Debate or Seminar

New monograph from Dr Mark Carrigan – ‘Social Media for Academics’

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.

Professor Gurminder K Bhambra named Current Sociology’s Sociologist of the Month

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.


Arguing with Justice - A Call for Papers

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:

The Lens of Race: Conceptualizing Difference in Italy and the United States


The Lens of Race: Conceptualizing Difference in Italy and the United States

19 May, 2016 in S0.11 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm
All welcome

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

Download Poster/Abstract here

New Article by Professor Gurminder K Bhambra

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.

New Article by Professor Gurminder K Bhambra

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.

BSA Regional event 11th March 2016 - A Call for Abstracts

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 by 31st January 2016.

New Article by Professor Deborah Steinberg - Bowie, Diana, and Why We Mourn in Public

The Department is pleased to announce Professor Deborah Steinberg's new artice in The Converation on Public Mourning. You can read the article here



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