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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 Amy.Clarke@warwick.ac.uk by the deadline of Wednesday 23 January 2019.


Further information can be found at: https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/early-career-fellowships

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

CoventryCAN...GO GREEN - March 6-12 2017

CoventryCAN is a Climate Action Network of individuals, groups, organisations, schools, universities, businesses, councillors and students who want to actively do something about climate change through linking together. No matter how 'small' or 'big' the actions taken. JOIN US!


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

Dr Ana Chamberlen in The Conversation

Dr Ana Chamberlen article 'The real prison crisis is the damage the system does to its prisoners' has been published on The Conversation.

http://theconversation.com/the-real-prison-crisis-is-the-damage-the-system-does-to-its-prisoners-68609


Free tickets for students 'Embrace of the Serpent'

Thursday 20th October 18.00 Embrace of the Serpent Arts Centre Film screening with QnA
***** free tickets to students on a first come first served basis - please collect from Sociology Main Office ******

The Social Theory Centre and the Department of Sociology present Embrace of the Serpent film screening and Q&A with Christine and Stephen Hugh-Jones, anthropologists working in the Amazon.

“Embrace of the Serpent,” is a complicated mixture of myth and historical reality, shatters lingering illusions of First World culture as more advanced than any other, except technologically. Full review’ and ‘though inspired by real-life journals, Guerra’s haunting and beautifully shot film transports us into the realm of the mystical and surreal. Full review’.

 http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/sociology/research/centres/socialtheorycentre/


Social Justice Research Cluster Graduate Seminar Series

Social Justice Research Cluster Graduate Seminar Series

Inequality and Social Justice In Education: Issues of Class, Race, Gender and Sexuality.

Social Justice Research Cluster, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick.

PG students from all universities welcome. May 2016.

 Event Outline

In an epoch constrained by labour market opportunities for young people and high levels of precarious employment and unemployment, the acquisition of educational qualifications gains increasing significance within an increasingly globalized and highly skilled economy that young people now find themselves competing in. Young people today are barraged with the pervasive public discourse that asserts success in work and life more generally with high levels of formal education. Politically, educational success and failure is increasingly framed in terms of individual agency, the winners and losers within education system are merely those who have worked hard and those who have not. However, academic research has long provided evidence illustrating that different individuals and groups have different educational experiences and outcomes with much research seeking to address the question of why this is. The seminar series will explore research-addressing issues of social justice and inequality within primary, secondary and higher education both in terms of a UK context and overseas. There will be a meticulous focus on issues relation to social class, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion and disability.

Event details and speakers can be found here.

Visit the event Facebook page for updates: http://tinyurl.com/gsoh5jx

Tue 19 Apr 2016, 10:42 | Tags: PhD Student Postgraduate Staff

Call for Papers: BSA Regional Postgraduate Event

BSA Regional Postgraduate Event: ‘Close to home: moral dilemmas, ethical practice and complexities of reflexivity in ethnographic research.’

Friday 3 June 2016, London School of Economics

Confirmed speakers: Claire Alexander (University of Manchester), Michaela Benson (Goldsmiths), Karen Lumsden (Loughborough University), Lisa Mckenzie (LSE), Laurie Taylor (BBC Radio 4).

Ethnography as a methodological tool is founded in a long tradition of social science research and over the past decade ethnography has moved once again to forefront of sociological concern. Considered one of the few research methods able to escape the shackles of the academy in full form, in recent months ethnographic accounts have both topped the best sellers lists internationally alongside attracting much academic and lay commentary and critique (Goffman, 2015; Martin, 2015; Mckenzie, 2015). Central to such debates is the concern and question regarding who is permitted to conduct ethnographic research citing the occupational hazard ethnographers risk in eroticising or misrepresenting their research subjects and sites. Appreciating the diverse forms that ethnographic research can take, this event explores the role of the researcher in ethnographic research, reflecting on the challenges the researcher faces in the collection and presentation of data. The event opens with the question of how the researcher can facilitate critical thought and provide valuable contribution to the discipline, whilst avoiding inaccuracies or enacting symbolic violence, however unintentional. Critically reflecting on the concept of reflexivity, the event looks to investigate power dynamics alongside the emotional experience of the research field.

For more information, click here.

Mon 18 Apr 2016, 14:30 | Tags: PhD Student Homepage Postgraduate Staff

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 www.brem2016.eventbrite.co.uk

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 www.brem2016.eventbrite.co.uk

Find out more about Warwick’s Borders, Race, Ethnicity and Migration (BREM) Network at www.warwick.ac.uk/brem

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

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.


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