The Department of Sociology Athena Swan Self-Assessment Team (SAT), led by Professor Nickie Charles and Dr Maria do Mar Pereira, has received the inaugural "Excellence in Gender Equality Award", given by the University to recognise individuals and teams doing outstanding work to promote gender equality at Warwick. More information on the award can be found here.
Congratulations to Dr Khursheed Wadia whose book - jointly authored with Daniele Joly - won the PSA's WJM Mackenzie prize for "The best book in political science" for 2017-18.
The Black Womens Project Conference - 23rd February 2019 in S0.21
The Black Women's Project presents to you it's annual conference. This year it's called Unleash! We want black females at Warwick to recognise their importance and worth in society. This conference will include speakers such as Ashleigh Jade, an inspirational London based influencer, Film Director and Photographer; Yasmin Elizabeth - self love advocate, influencer and entrepreneur ; and Courtney Daniella Boateng, a YouTuber, influencer and entrepreneur. Do make sure to come and be inspired on how to navigate yourself in society as black woman.
This year, Warwick will be holding a Wellbeing Week to promote the support which is available and communicate key messages on wellbeing, including healthy lifestyles, physical health and activity, mental health, and financial wellbeing. You can see a list of events taking place each day here.
Wednesday 30 January, 3-7pm
A0.23 Social Sciences Building
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
We’re delighted to announce that Dr Maria do Mar Pereira has been awarded the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association Book Prize 2018 for her latest book Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship: an Ethnography of Academia.
To find out more about the prize, and the judges’ comments on the book, click here: http://fwsablog.org.uk/2018/12/07/fwsa-book-prize-2018-winner-announced/
A bumper crop of good news!
Welcome the new Head of Department
We welcome Virinder Kalra as the new HoD, and thank the outgoing HoD John Solomos for all his hard work and support.
BSA/BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed Prize for Ethnography
We are delighted to announce that Maria do Mar Pereira's most recent book Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship: an Ethnography of Academia was shortlisted for the BSA / BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed Prize for Ethnography.
Tune into to Radio 4 to hear a discussion of her book a special edition of Thinking Allowed (aired Wednesday 11 April 2018) at 16.00.
BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize
Lucy Mayblin has been announced as the winner of the BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 2018 for her book, Asylum After Empire: Colonial legacies in the Politics of Asylum Seeking
The BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize is for the best first and sole-authored book within the discipline of Sociology.
BSA Distinguished Service Award
John Solomos has been given this year’s Distinguished Service to British Sociology Award, an award made each year by the British Sociological Association to an outstanding individual who has contributed greatly to the discipline.
Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences
Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Dowler has been elected a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, nominated by the Social Policy Association.
Black Feminism, Womanism and the Politics of Women of Colour - event roundup
Over the past few months, Professor Akwugo Emejulu has worked on a range of events focused on Black Feminism, intersectionality, and higher education.
Conference: Black Feminism, Womanism and the Politics of Women of Colour - Amsterdam
On 7th October 2017 in Amsterdam, Prof. Emejulu co-organised the 2nd Annual Black Feminism, Womanism and the Politics of Women of Colour in Europe conference. This event attracted 159 women of colour artists, activists, practitioners and scholars from across Europe and North America.
- Check out the live tweets from the day here: https://storify.com/Akwugo/black-feminism-womanism-politics-of-women-of-colou
- The conference programme here https://woceuropeconference.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/woceurope-programme-final-5oct17.pdf
- and some critical reflections on the day from conference participants here https://woceuropeconference.wordpress.com/blog/
Keynote: Intersectionality: A Challenge to the Academy - Equality Challenge Unit
Prof. Emejulu was invited to give a keynote talk, 'Intersectionality: A Challenge to the Academy', to the Equality Challenge Unit's annual conference on 7th November 2017 in Birmingham. Watch her talk on YouTube.
Panel: Black Feminism and Post-Cyber Feminism - Institute of Contemporary Arts
On 18th November 2017 at the Institute for Contemporary Arts in London, Prof. Emejulu co-organised and chaired the event, Black Feminism and Post-Cyber Feminism as part of the Post-Cyber Feminist International season at the ICA. Listen to the panel discussion on the ICA website.
Keynote lecture: Towards a Fugitive Feminism - Gender Research Centre Annual Lecture
On 29th November at the University of Bristol, Prof. Emejulu gave the Gender Research Centre Annual Lecture, 'Towards a Fugitive Feminism?'.