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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.
Warwick Borders, Race, Ethnicity and Migration Network Public Lecture 2017 - Lemn Sissay
Warwick Borders, Race, Ethnicity and Migration Network Public Lecture 2017
Tuesday 16th May 6.30pm-7.30pm
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.
Have Socio-Economic Inequalities in Childhood Cognitive Test Scores Changed?
As part of Dr Roxanne Connelly's ESRC research project, Have Socio-Economic Inequalities in Childhood Cognitive Test Scores Changed?we are pleased to annouce that three events have been organised:
21st March Royal Statistical Society London: Tackling Socio-Economic Inequalities in Childhood Test Scores
22nd March Royal Statistical Society London: FREE Workshop: A Practical Introduction to Analysing Complex Social Survey Data (aimed at non-academic researchers)
23rd March Royal Statistical Society London: FREE Workshop: Analysing and Comparing Complex Social Survey Data
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
Followed by wine reception
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.
Free tickets for students 'Embrace of the Serpent'
Thursday 20th October 18.00 Embrace of the Serpent Arts Centre Film screening with QnA
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’.
Pollution, Health, and Global Governance: Roundtable Discussion and Film Screening of 'Warriors of Qiugang'
Thursday 19th May, 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Wolfson Research Exchange, The Library, University of Warwick
Issues of pollution are often raised within debates about global environmental governance, but primarily in relation to smog and climate change, rather than global health.
This informal roundtable discussion invites panellists from different fields to discuss the important theme of pollution, health, and global environmental governance. Refreshments available throughout the event and wine and nibbles afterwards.
Social Justice Research Cluster Graduate Seminar Series
Inequality and Social Justice In Education: Issues of Class, Race, Gender and Sexuality.
Social Justice Research Cluster, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick.
In an epoch constrained by labour market opportunities for young people and high levels of precarious employment and unemployment, the acquisition of educational qualifications gains increasing significance within an increasingly globalized and highly skilled economy that young people now find themselves competing in. Young people today are barraged with the pervasive public discourse that asserts success in work and life more generally with high levels of formal education. Politically, educational success and failure is increasingly framed in terms of individual agency, the winners and losers within education system are merely those who have worked hard and those who have not. However, academic research has long provided evidence illustrating that different individuals and groups have different educational experiences and outcomes with much research seeking to address the question of why this is. The seminar series will explore research-addressing issues of social justice and inequality within primary, secondary and higher education both in terms of a UK context and overseas. There will be a meticulous focus on issues relation to social class, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion and disability.
BSA Regional Postgraduate Event: ‘Close to home: moral dilemmas, ethical practice and complexities of reflexivity in ethnographic research.’
Friday 3 June 2016, London School of Economics
Confirmed speakers: Claire Alexander (University of Manchester), Michaela Benson (Goldsmiths), Karen Lumsden (Loughborough University), Lisa Mckenzie (LSE), Laurie Taylor (BBC Radio 4).
Ethnography as a methodological tool is founded in a long tradition of social science research and over the past decade ethnography has moved once again to forefront of sociological concern. Considered one of the few research methods able to escape the shackles of the academy in full form, in recent months ethnographic accounts have both topped the best sellers lists internationally alongside attracting much academic and lay commentary and critique (Goffman, 2015; Martin, 2015; Mckenzie, 2015). Central to such debates is the concern and question regarding who is permitted to conduct ethnographic research citing the occupational hazard ethnographers risk in eroticising or misrepresenting their research subjects and sites. Appreciating the diverse forms that ethnographic research can take, this event explores the role of the researcher in ethnographic research, reflecting on the challenges the researcher faces in the collection and presentation of data. The event opens with the question of how the researcher can facilitate critical thought and provide valuable contribution to the discipline, whilst avoiding inaccuracies or enacting symbolic violence, however unintentional. Critically reflecting on the concept of reflexivity, the event looks to investigate power dynamics alongside the emotional experience of the research field.