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Have Socio-Economic Inequalities in Childhood Cognitive Test Scores Changed?

As part of Dr Roxanne Connelly's ESRC research project, Have Socio-Economic Inequalities in Childhood Cognitive Test Scores Changed?we are pleased to annouce that  three events have been organised:

21st March Royal Statistical Society London: Tackling Socio-Economic Inequalities in Childhood Test Scores

22nd March Royal Statistical Society London: FREE Workshop: A Practical Introduction to Analysing Complex Social Survey Data (aimed at non-academic researchers)

23rd March Royal Statistical Society London: FREE Workshop: Analysing and Comparing Complex Social Survey Data

Wed 01 Feb 2017, 13:00 | Tags: Homepage social sciences Postgraduate Research

University of Sanctuary

The Journey to Protection and the University Experience
for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Thursday 2nd February 5:00 - 6:30 pm

International Digital Laboratory - University of Warwick

Followed by wine reception

Tue 31 Jan 2017, 17:37 | Tags: social sciences Undergraduate Postgraduate Research Staff

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 Maria do Mar Pereira's research is featured in "Times Higher Education"

Maria do Mar Pereira's research on the status that scholarship from, and about, different countries has in global academic exchanges has been featured in Times Higher Education. The article focuses on a presentation that Maria do Mar gave on this research at a conference organised by the Society for Research into Higher Education, entitled "In Depth and In Between?: Conducting Ethnographic Research on Higher Education across International Borders". The title of Maria do Mar's article was "Not all “Internationals” are Created Equal: Negotiating Global Academic Hierarchies in International Ethnographies of Higher Education".

Fri 18 Nov 2016, 10:16 | Tags: Homepage social sciences Research Staff Publications

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

Sociology Staff Publish Reflections on the EU Referendum

Thursday, June 23rd will bring one of the most important votes in the country's history - a referendum to decide whether the UK will remain in, or leave, the European Union. The decision will have significant effects on British society and economics, on British identity and on the lives of millions of people, Brits and non-Brits, within and beyond the UK.

Because it is such a momentous social and political occasion, it is important to think about the referendum sociologically. Indeed, as sociologists, we have an important role to play in this debate, because we can raise awareness of the sociological issues at stake in a decision about EU membership and the sociological factors shaping the current discourses and debate in the UK about that membership. Unfortunately, sociological thinking has often been absent from the debate, and as a result a very important issue is being discussed in simplistic, problematic and at times very dangerous and toxic ways.

Staff in the department have been following the debates closely and reflecting on the referendum sociologically, and we have decided to compile some of those reflections in one page. You can access them here.

Wed 22 Jun 2016, 14:01 | Tags: Homepage social sciences Research Staff

Pollution, Health, and Global Governance: Roundtable Discussion and Film Screening of 'Warriors of Qiugang'

Thursday 19th May, 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Wolfson Research Exchange, The Library, University of Warwick

Issues of pollution are often raised within debates about global environmental governance, but primarily in relation to smog and climate change, rather than global health.
This informal roundtable discussion invites panellists from different fields to discuss the important theme of pollution, health, and global environmental governance. Refreshments available throughout the event and wine and nibbles afterwards.


June event: Post Racial Fantasies in an Age of Diversity and Migration with Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Wednesday, 8th June 5pm-6.30pm

Room MS.05, Maths Building, University of Warwick

So we can keep track of numbers, please register to attend at

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown came to this country in 1972 from Uganda. She completed her M.Phil. in literature at Oxford in 1975. She is a journalist who has written for The Guardian, Observer, The New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, The Evening Standard, The Mail and other newspapers and is now a regular columnist on The Independent and London’s Evening Standard. She is also a radio and television broadcaster and author of several books. Her book, No Place Like Home, well received by critics, was an autobiographical account of a twice removed immigrant. From 1996 to 2001 she was a Research Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research which published True Colours on the role of government on racial attitudes. Tony Blair launched the book in March 1999. She is a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Centre. In 2000 she published, Who Do We Think We Are? which went on to be published in the US too, an acclaimed book on the state of the nation. Andrew Marr and Sir Bernard Crick among other reviewers found the book exceptionally wise and challenging. After Multiculturalism, a pamphlet re-assessing the multicultural ideology in Britain was the first critical examination by a social democrat of a settled and now damaging orthodoxy. She is also a regular international public speaker in Britain, other European countries, North America and Asian nations. In 2001 came the publication of Mixed Feelings, a book on mixed race Britons which has been praised by all those who have reviewed it to date. In June 1999, she received an honorary degree from the Open University for her contributions to social justice. She is a Vice President of the United Nations Association, UK and has also agreed to be a special ambassador for the Samaritans. She is the President of the Institute of Family Therapy. She is married with a twenty eight year old son and thirteen year old daughter.

In 2001 she was appointed an MBE for services to journalism in the new year’s honours list. In July 2003 Liverpool John Moore’s University made her an Honorary Fellow. In 2003 she returned her MBE as a protest against the new empire in Iraq and a growing republicanism. In September 2004, she was awarded an honorary degree by the Oxford Brookes University . In April 2004, her film on Islam for Channel 4 won an award and in May 2004, she received the EMMA award for best print journalist for her columns in the Independent. In September 2004, a collection of her journalistic writings, Some of My Best Friends Are… was published in 2005. Since that year, she has been seen on stage in her one woman show, commissioned and directed by the Royal Shakespeare Company as part of their new work festival. In 2005, she was voted the 10th most influential black/Asian woman in the country in a poll and in another she was among the most powerful Asian media professionals in the UK. In 2008 she was appointed Visiting Professor of Journalism at Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies and Visiting Professor of Journalism at the University of Lincoln.

The event will be followed by a reception with juice, wine and snacks

This is a public lecture and all are welcome

So we can keep track of numbers, please register to attend at

Find out more about Warwick’s Borders, Race, Ethnicity and Migration (BREM) Network at

Tue 12 Apr 2016, 15:39 | Tags: PhD Student Homepage social sciences Undergraduate Research

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.

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