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Social Theory Centre

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The Social Theory Centre, founded in 1997, is devoted to the promotion, development and discussion of social theory. We are based in the Sociology Department but have members from across the humanities and social sciences. Our primary activities consist in organising symposia, workshops, the Authority & Political Technologies network, and early career training events. Our members are involved in running important social theory websites including Global Social Theory and Critical Legal Thinking. The centre also provides an important locus of activity for faculty and students involved with the MA programme in Social and Political Thought. 

March 31 (in person - 2-4pm FAB2.43)

The STC and the Centre for Critical Legal Studies are pleased to host Grace Lavery for a reading of her new memoir Please Miss: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering PenisLink opens in a new window, followed by discussion with Cath Lambert.

May 11 (in person; 11 - 1 pm)

 Colonialism and Modern Social Theory: A Social Theory Centre Book Symposium

 Please register hereLink opens in a new window. Venue details can be found the eventbrite page.

May 18 (online; 14.00-15.15)

The Social Theory Centre Annual Lecture 2022   Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Rehearsals for Living: My First Letter

We are very excited to announce that our annual lecture this year will be Leanne Betasamosake Simpson who is a renowned Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg scholar, writer and artist, who has been widely recognized as one of the most compelling Indigenous voices of her generation. Her work breaks open the intersections between politics, story and song—bringing audiences into a rich and layered world of sound, light, and sovereign creativity. Registration details to follow.


May 25 (online)

Book Launch: Reclaiming Humanity in Palestinian Hunger Strikes

with Dr. Ashjan Ajour 

Please register hereLink opens in a new window. Details of the event can be found on the eventbrite page.