I've had multiple opportunities to organise conferences and workshops at both York and Warwick, including:
- Respondant for a departmental seminar with Jonathan Hearn in (February 2015)
- Took part in a Writing Workshop for the Social Sciences in conjunction with the Universities of Monash, Newcastle, Leicester, Kent and Warwick, which took place at Monash's Prato Campus in Italy (June 2015)
- Organised a workshop at York entitled 'Digital Byproduct Data and the Sociological Imagination' arranging funding from both the department and the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre (May 2013)
- I've been involved in organising and running a number of high-profile conferences, including: York Deviancy Conference (2011) / Symbolic Power and Urban Inequality: Taking Bourdieu to Town (2012) / The Post-Crash City (2013) / York Neoliberalism Conference (2013)
Conference Videos and Recordings
I have often been employed to record events, as well as edit videos and sound, in order to extend events beyond their immediate setting, give them a lasting impact and allow participation from outside the academy. Here are some events I have recorded footage for:
York Neoliberalism Conference, University of York, June 2013 [I also ran the Twitter feed]
I am first and foremost a social theorist, but I can also teach courses on qualitative methods, methodology and social research practice. I count amongst my specialisms (and am interested in teaching modules on): social movement theory and resistance; continental theory and philosophy; cultural studies and theory; political sociology; economic sociology; critical pedagogy; criminology; and urban theory.
In 2015 I was nominated for the WATE Post-graduate teaching award for excellence at Warwick.
Sociological Perspectives is a first year module that I have now been involved with for two years and covered theory as diverse as: Modernity, Marx, Weber, Durkheim & Simmel, Foucault, Douglas, Goffman, Fordism and Post-Fordism, Consumerism, New Social Movements, Riots, the Sociological Imagination, Nationalism and Ritual. Previously, I have also run seminars for a similar course at the University of York entitled 'Introducing Social Theory'. Economic Sociology is a second & third year module, covering theory on neoliberal capitalist society and its genealogy, including: Weber, Simmel, Hayek, Polanyi and Foucault.
In 2015. I proposed a 10-week non-accredited course with Warwick's Centre for Lifelong Learning (CLL), entitled: 'Occupy! An Examination of Resistance' which was accepted and advertised by the centre.
I also have been involved in running seminars outside of the department and in 2013 I had the opportunity to run a session with 6th form students as part of YESS (York Experience Summer School).
I see administration as part and parcel of teaching and research in the university. Organisation is key in order to find the time necessary to do administrative tasks promptly and to a high standard. I've had experience with handling student seminar registration; reports; feedback; module evaluations; expenses claims; and organising internet spaces like course blogs or webpages.