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Tue 20 Nov, '18
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Sociology MA/MSc Salon
S2.77

The Sociology MA/MSc Salon is a space where Sociology MA/MSc students from different programmes can get together with each other and staff to meet over food and drink, get to know others better and chat informally about a range of sociological topics.

Wed 21 Nov, '18
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CSWG Graduate Seminar - State and Gender
E0.23
Wed 28 Nov, '18
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CSWG Graduate Seminar - Narratives of Embodiment
E0.23
Wed 28 Nov, '18
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CSWG Film Club - 'Skate Kitchen'
S0.19

You are warmly invited to join us for another session of the CSWG Film Club, co-organised by CSWG and Yasmina Maiga (Sociology).

Film: “Skate Kitchen” (2018), including a post-screening discussion

Wednesday, November 28th

at 6.00 in S0.19

For those of you that aren’t familiar with skate culture and even for those who are or think they are, the link between gender and skateboarding can seem a little farfetched. Nonetheless, ever since its creation, this anti-field sport has proved to be a powerful means of political activism, allowing women to bring feminism from the lecture halls to the streets in new and powerful ways.

Skate Kitchen focuses precisely on the connections between skateboarding, subcultures, gender, feminism and race. Directed by Crystal Moselle, it is a coming-of-age movie following the life of a young girl and her fellow skateboarders in the depths of New York City’s underground scene. For the trailer, click here: https://www.skatekitchenfilm.com/

The screening of the film will be followed by a post-show discussion featuring:

  • Dr Emma Beckett (Sociology)
  • Yasmina Maiga (Sociology)
  • Pablo Anto (Warwick Skate Society)
  • Chair: Dr Maria do Mar Pereira (Sociology)

This event is free and open to all, including the general public.

Thu 29 Nov, '18
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CSWG / Sociology Seminar: "Postethnic Activism in the Nordic Region - From Antiracist Feminism to Urban Mobilisation in Racialised Areas”
S1.50 (Social Sciences Building)

“Postethnic Activism in the Nordic Region - From Antiracist Feminism to Urban Mobilisation in Racialised Areas”

Suvi Keskinen (University of Helsinki)

Abstract:
The presentation discusses the new wave of activism in Sweden, Denmark and Finland that is framed around being racialised as other/non-white by the surrounding society rather than on ethnic group membership. It examines the understandings of the 'common' and the intersections of gender, race and class in these notions, as well as the dilemmas of alliance-building.

Speaker Bio:
Suvi Keskinen is Academy of Finland Research Fellow and Professor at the Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism, University of Helsinki, Finland. For more on Suvi’s work, see https://tuhat.helsinki.fi/portal/en/person/suvikesk 

The seminar will be chaired by Maria do Mar Pereira.

This event is free and open to all. You do not have to register in advance.
We will NOT provide refreshments, but you’re more than welcome to bring your lunch and eat it at the seminar!

Please join us for this talk, organised by CSWG and the Department of Sociology

Useful Information:

  • For information on getting to the University of Warwick, see here.
  • You can find a map of campus here. The lecture will take place in the Social Sciences building, which appears at the centre of the map.
  • The venue is wheelchair accessible. If you face other access barriers or require more detailed accessibility information, please let us know so we can support your full participation.
  • We are unfortunately not able to offer childcare for this event, but babies and children are fully and warmly welcomed, and we will do our best to provide any amenities and adjustments necessary to support colleagues bringing babies or children.
  • If you have any questions or need special assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Laura Elwyn (L.Elwyn@warwick.ac.uk).
Tue 4 Dec, '18
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Sociology MA/MSc Salon
S2.77

The Sociology MA/MSc Salon is a space where Sociology MA/MSc students from different programmes can get together with each other and staff to meet over food and drink, get to know others better and chat informally about a range of sociological topics.

Wed 5 Dec, '18
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CSWG Symposium: Trans and Intersex Rights in Health and Education – Discourse, Power and Possibility
S0.09 (Social Sciences Building)

How are trans and intersex lives defined, managed and contested in healthcare, education, and community settings?

This event will bring together scholars and practitioners to discuss current research, practice and debates, with talks drawing on a range of social, clinical, and historical perspectives. It has been organised to celebrate the publication of Ruth Pearce’s new book, Understanding Trans Health.

The event will centre the insights of trans and intersex activists, researchers and practitioners, and include plenty of time for questions and discussion.

The symposium will feature talks by:

  • Dr Kate Nambiar: Kate is a medical doctor who works at Clinic T, a trans-specific sexual health centre based in Brighton. She will be presenting a talk entitled: By us, for us: Trans led healthcare in sexual health and beyond
  • Dr David Griffiths: David is an interdisciplinary researcher based in the Sociology Department at the University of Surrey. He will be talking about intersex politics in the UK during the 1960s/70s, and exploring intersections with developments in trans and gay rights and healthcare as well as the impact on the situation today.
  • Dr Alfrancio Dias: Alfrancio is a researcher based in the Department of Education of the Federal University of Sergipe (Brazil). He will discuss his work on the experiences of trans students in universities in Brazil.
  • and our keynote speaker, Dr Ruth Pearce, based in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds. The title of Ruth’s talk will be The Gender Experts: Clinical Discourse and Becoming Trans.

This event is free and open to all, and refreshments will be provided.

We ask that participants book in advance to make sure we order the right amount of food and drink. You can book here.

Useful Information:

  • For information on getting to the University of Warwick, see here.
  • You can find a map of campus here. The lecture will take place in the Social Sciences building, which appears at the centre of the map.
  • The venue is wheelchair accessible with accessible, gender-neutral toilets nearby. If you face other access barriers or require more detailed accessibility information, please let us know so we can support your full participation.
  • We are unfortunately not able to offer childcare for this event, but babies and children are fully and warmly welcomed, and we will do our best to provide any amenities and adjustments necessary to support colleagues bringing babies or children.
  • If you have any questions or need special assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Laura Elwyn (L.Elwyn@warwick.ac.uk).

This symposium is organised by the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, and the “Inequalities and Social Change” Research Cluster in the Department of Sociology, University of Warwick.

Wed 16 Jan, '19
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CSWG Graduate Seminar - Queerness and Faith
E0.23
Wed 30 Jan, '19
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CSWG Graduate Seminar - Sexual Consent
E0.23
Wed 6 Mar, '19
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CSWG Graduate Seminar - Contested Masculinities
E0.23