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Doing Science – Doing Excellence – Doing Inequalities

Dr Maria do Mar Pereira was a keynote speaker at the international conference Doing Science – Doing Excellence – Doing Inequalities, at Ruhr University – Bochum, in Germany.

The conference brought together researchers, equality practitioners, and scientific policy-makers from across Europe to discuss the relationship between scientific excellence and gender equality, and particularly the ways in which contemporary definitions of scientific excellence normalise and reproduce problematic gender inequalities.

Maria do Mar’s very well received keynote address was based on her new book Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship: an Ethnography of Academia (Routledge, 2017) and discussed the association of scientific excellence with intense productivity in contemporary universities. Maria do Mar argued that this association can paradoxically undermine the excellence of the knowledge we produce, because it is harder (and sometimes impossible) to create excellent knowledge in academic cultures of intense and individualised labour, in which many academics struggle to find the time necessary not just to write their research, but also to read, peer review and engage with other colleagues’ work.

Image of book cover

Dr Maria do Mar Pereira's participation in this conference was supported by departmental conference funding.

Thu 16 Nov 2017, 14:31 | Tags: Homepage Research

Rafto Foundation Human Rights Prize for Parveena Ahangar and Parvez Imroz

The Rafto Foundation has awarded the 2017 Rafto Prize to Parveena Ahangar (leader and co-founder of The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons - APDP) and Parvez Imroz (President of the Jammu-Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society) for their extraordinary work on campaigning for basic human rights in Indian-held Kashmir, in one of the world’s most militarized zones.

laureates receiving their award

For more information regarding the APDP, please see http://apdpkashmir.com. For more information about JKCCS, see: https://jkccs.wordpress.com.

RAFTO 2017 Laureates Parveena Ahangar and Parvez Imroz in a torchlit human rights procession

On the 4th of November, Dr. Goldie Osuri participated in a public conference held by the Rafto Foundation in advance of the award ceremony. At the public conference, the Rafto laureates gave their keynote speeches on human rights in Kashmir. Alongside other experts, Dr. Osuri spoke on Human Rights and International Solidarity - a talk directed at an international human rights community regarding recommendations addressing human rights in Kashmir.

Goldie Osuri giving her presentation

You can see a video of Dr Osuri's talk here: http://jammukashmir.tv/index.php/video/663/goldie-osuri–-associate-professor-at-the-department-of-sociology-university-of-warwick/.

For more information about the public conference, visit the Rafto webpage https://www.rafto.no/events/the-2017-rafto-conference

Mon 13 Nov 2017, 13:18 | Tags: Homepage The Reinvention Centre Social Theory Centre

Jim Beckford awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Association for the Sociology of Religion

Our colleague Jim Beckford has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Association for the Sociology of Religion. Jim received the Award during a ceremony at its annual meeting in Montréal in August.

Congratulations to Jim. It is good to see his work recognised in such a way

Tue 05 Sep 2017, 08:25 | Tags: Homepage social sciences Research Staff Publications

Warwick Taught Masters Scholarships Scheme (£5,000 award per student) opens 17th July

The Graduate School is delighted to announce that we are launching a second round of the Warwick Taught Masters Scholarships Scheme awarding a maximum of 15 new scholarships to support eligible postgraduate students for 2017/18 entry.

Awards are set at £5,000 per student and available to eligible Home/EU students from under-represented groups who wish to start a postgraduate taught masters course in 2017-18.

Applications for the second round of the Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme will open on Monday 17th July 2017

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/academicoffice/gsp/scholarship/typesoffunding/wtmss/

Fri 07 Jul 2017, 10:30 | Tags: Homepage social sciences Undergraduate Postgraduate

Dr Ana Chamberlen awarded article prize - BSC Annual Conference

Dr Ana Chamberlen has been awarded the article prize for the Women, Crime and Criminal Justice section of the British Society of Criminology. She will receive the award in person in Sheffield next week at the BSC Annual Conference www.bsc2017.org.uk/

The prize winning article is: Chamberlen, A. (2016) ‘Embodying Prison Pain: Women's' self-injury practices in prison and the emotions of punishment’, Theoretical Criminology 20(2), pp 205-219.


Sociology student Molly Inglis in the headlines in Brazil!

Molly has made the headlines as far as Brazil for her undergraduate thesis on Beyonce:

https://musica.uol.com.br/noticias/bbc/2017/05/04/estudante-britanica-escolhe-beyonce-como-tema-de-tese-de-sociologia.htm

see other feeds:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39805745/this-student-did-her-final-year-essay-on-beyonce

https://thetab.com/uk/warwick/2017/05/02/this-warwick-third-year-wrote-her-whole-dissertation-on-beyonce-22436

Fri 05 May 2017, 17:16 | Tags: Homepage social sciences Undergraduate Women and Gender

Dr Lucy Mayblin awarded SAGE Prize for Innovation and Excellence for her article: ‘Other’ Posts in ‘Other’ Places: Poland through a Postcolonial Lens?

The SAGE Prize for Innovation and Excellence is awarded annually to one paper in each of the BSA’s four prestigious journals:  Cultural Sociology  Sociological Research Online  Sociology  Work, Employment and Society

Dr Lucy Mayblin's winning article

‘Other’ Posts in ‘Other’ Places: Poland through a Postcolonial Lens? (co-authored with Aneta Piekut and Gill Valentine) available http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0038038514556796

was announced at the BSA conference in Manchester in April.

The SAGE award panel commented: While all of the shortlisted articles exhibited significant levels ...


Warwick Borders, Race, Ethnicity and Migration Network Public Lecture 2017 - Lemn Sissay

Warwick Borders, Race, Ethnicity and Migration Network Public Lecture 2017

Lemn Sissay

Tuesday 16th May 6.30pm-7.30pm
Room M1, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick

We are extremely pleased to announce that the 2017 BREM Annual Lecture will be given by poet, performer, thinker, campaigner and Chancellor of the University of Manchester, Lemn Sissay. Lemn’s writing engages with themes of borders, race, ethnicity and migration (among other things) and this will be a chance for researchers across all disciplines in the university to reflect on these themes in new ways, in the company of a public audience who are invited to this free event to enjoy Lemn’s talk and find out more about the research on these themes going on at the University of Warwick. Find out more about Lemn Sissay and book your place at the BREM Annual Lecture by going to http://brem2017.eventbrite.com More information about the Warwick Borders, Race, Ethnicity and Migration (BREM) Network can be found at www.warwick.ac.uk/brem

This is a public event and all are welcome. Please register to attend so we have an idea of numbers.


Professor Deborah Lynn Steinberg

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Professor Deborah Lynn Steinberg, our valued colleague. She had been with the Department of Sociology and the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender since 1994 and will be greatly missed. Her funeral is being held in the US. A memorial service for Deborah will take place on Thursday 2 March at 2:30 at Birmingham Progressive Synagogue, 1, Roseland Way, Birmingham B15 1HD.

Thu 09 Feb 2017, 17:21 | Tags: PhD Student Homepage Undergraduate Postgraduate Staff

Professor Emejulu on Radio Scotland

Sociology's Professor Akwugo Emejulu was on BBC Radio Scotland Tuesday 7th February talking about racist violence in Scotland - available on iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08c3wgg

Wed 08 Feb 2017, 10:36 | Tags: global governance Homepage social sciences Research Staff

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