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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

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

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

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

www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/vco/events/universityofsanctuary/

Followed by wine reception

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

Two Warwick Sociology academics nominated for Sage Prize

We are all proud that two of our academics have been nominated (out of 7) for the Sage Prize 2017 British Sociological Association:

Gurminder Bhambra, Postcolonial Reflections on Sociology

Lucy Mayblin, Aneta Piekut, and Gill Valentine, ‘Other’ Posts in ‘Other’ Places: Poland through a Postcolonial Lens?

https://www.britsoc.co.uk/opportunities/sage-prize-for-innovationexcellence/

We wish them good luck in the results announced later this year


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/


Photo competition update - *winners*

Thank you for all of the entries which we received to our photo competition 2016. We saw some excellent interpretations of the theme, and we look forward to using your photographs to promote our department.

We are very pleased to announce the winners of our competition ‘What Sociology means to me’ are as follows:

  • 1st place: Morteza Hashemi Madani - 200 Amazon voucher
  • 2nd place: Maria do Mar Pereira - £100 Amazon voucher
  • 3rd place: Elena Mylona - £50 Amazon voucher

The judges were highly impressed with these creative, innovative and intelligent entries - a big congratulations goes to the above people! We will be printing their images and putting them up within the department.

Also, a big thank you goes to all those who have taken part in this year’s competition!

Best wishes

Andre Celtel (Director of Student Experience and Progression, Philosophy) and Kat Moore (Senior Marketing Assistant, Philosophy)

Thu 26 May 2016, 12:01 | Tags: Homepage Undergraduate 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

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