Sociology News and Events
Dr Simone Varriale has just published two new journal articles: 'Beyond Distinction: Theorising Cultural Evaluation as a Social Encounter' (Cultural Sociology), and 'Cultural Production and the Morality of Markets: Popular Music Critics and the Conversion of Economic Power into Symbolic Capital' (Poetics).
The Department of Sociology are delighted to announce that Professor Wing Chan and Professor John Ermisch have had an article pulished in Population Studies. The article entitled 'Residential proximity of parents and their adult offspring in the United Kingdom, 2009–10' can be found in Population Studies, 2015, Vol. 69, No. 3, 355–372.
The Department is proud to announce that Kristin Hubner (one of our current PhD students) has been shortlisted for a prize in “The World in 2065” Essay Competition. The ESRC and SAGE awards ceremony, at which the winners will be announced, will take place on Tuesday 10 November in the House of Commons.
Disabled Children Conference 2015: Promoting and Empowering the Rights of Disabled Children and Young People - Children in Wales takes place on 11 November 2015 in Cardiff. Dr Stella Chatzitheochari will be speaking about the Trajectories and Transitions of Disabled Children and Young People, an 18 month ESRC-funded research study which looked into the outcomes for disabled children and young people in England. For further information about the conference and to book a place, please visit:
Dr Stella Chatzitheochari will be speaking at the forthcoming 2-day event Time Use in Britain. Stella will talk about time diary data from the Millennium Cohort Study. The event is being hosted by the Centre for Time Use Research of the University of Oxford and will take place on 9/10 November 2015 at St Hugh’s College, Oxford.
The event is free but registration is required. For further information and to register please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/time-use-in-britain-tickets-18887752777.
Dr Stella Chatzitheochari will be chairing an event on Preventing and Tackling School Bullying, hosted by Inside Government. The event is aimed at School teachers and practitioners and will take place on Thursday 10th December 2015 in Central London. Further information about the event can be found on the Inside Government website http://www.insidegovernment.co.uk/event-details/school-bullying/547/#agenda.
The Festival of the Imagination will take place on campus on 16-17 October 2015 and will be the centrepiece of the University's 50th anniversary celebrations, showcasing the work we do at Warwick through a diverse programme of events all focused around the central theme 'Imagining the Future'.
As part of this festival, there will be lots of talks and acitivities for staff and students to get involved in.
Highlighted below are some events which might be of particular interest to our Sociology community:
We hope that you'll join us there!
Toxic Expertise: Environmental Justice and the Global Petrochemical Industry
ERC PROJECT LAUNCH, WITH WINE AND NIBBLES
4 November 2015, 5pm-7pm
Zeeman Building (Mathematics) Room MS.04
The ESRC has now opened its fifth annual call for applications for the Future Research Leaders Scheme with a deadline of 29th September 2015. Full details of the FRL scheme, including eligibility requirements and other guidance, can be found here.
The Sociology Department is seeking to nominate a limited number of outstanding candidates. We will be running a preliminary internal competition as part of a wider University screening process in order to determine which candidates the Department will be supporting in the competition.
In the first stage of this process, applicants seeking a Sociology nomination for this scheme should send the following items to Professor Gurminder K Bhambra (email@example.com) by 31 July 2015:
(1) A 2/3 page summary of their research proposal (to include sections on methodology, skill development and impact following ESRC guidance on these issues in their detailed guidance for applicants)
(2) A 2 page CV following the ESRC guidance
(3) A 1 page statement from the applicant's prospective mentor (who must be a permanent member of Sociology academic staff) in support of application, including its scientific quality and fit with Departmental research profile and expertise.
In the second stage of the process, nominated candidates (who will be nominated at the discretion of the Head of Department & Research Director), will receive feedback on their applications by 3 August and will be requested to submit their applications to the University selection process, with the support of the Department, by 6 August 2015.
June 23rd, University of Warwick, 10am – 4pm
R1.15, Ramphal Building
The conference is open to all PhD students and Early Career Researchers with an interest in social ontology.