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Dr Ana Chamberlen awarded article prize - BSC Annual Conference

Dr Ana Chamberlen has been awarded the article prize for the Women, Crime and Criminal Justice section of the British Society of Criminology. She will receive the award in person in Sheffield next week at the BSC Annual Conference www.bsc2017.org.uk/

The prize winning article is: Chamberlen, A. (2016) ‘Embodying Prison Pain: Women's' self-injury practices in prison and the emotions of punishment’, Theoretical Criminology 20(2), pp 205-219.


Sociology welcomes applications for British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during their tenure, which will be assisted by full membership of an academic community of established scholars working in similar fields. Approximately 45 Fellowships will be available from the British Academy in 2017.

The 2017 round will open soon in August 2017. The closing date for applications is anticipated to be beginning of October 2017.

The Department of Sociology at Warwick has an excellent track record in supporting early career fellows and we are now inviting suitably qualified candidates to support in the British Academy scheme. Due to intense researcher interest, the Department will select a limited number of fellowship applications to support in the 2017 competition. These applications will be selected through a competitive internal selection process.


Dr Lucy Mayblin awarded SAGE Prize for Innovation and Excellence for her article: ‘Other’ Posts in ‘Other’ Places: Poland through a Postcolonial Lens?

The SAGE Prize for Innovation and Excellence is awarded annually to one paper in each of the BSA’s four prestigious journals:  Cultural Sociology  Sociological Research Online  Sociology  Work, Employment and Society

Dr Lucy Mayblin's winning article

‘Other’ Posts in ‘Other’ Places: Poland through a Postcolonial Lens? (co-authored with Aneta Piekut and Gill Valentine) available http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0038038514556796

was announced at the BSA conference in Manchester in April.

The SAGE award panel commented: While all of the shortlisted articles exhibited significant levels ...


Warwick Borders, Race, Ethnicity and Migration Network Public Lecture 2017 - Lemn Sissay

Warwick Borders, Race, Ethnicity and Migration Network Public Lecture 2017

Lemn Sissay

Tuesday 16th May 6.30pm-7.30pm
Room M1, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick

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.


Professor Emejulu on Radio Scotland

Sociology's Professor Akwugo Emejulu was on BBC Radio Scotland Tuesday 7th February talking about racist violence in Scotland - available on iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08c3wgg

Wed 08 February 2017, 10:36 | Tags: global governance Homepage social sciences Research Staff

Dr Thom Davies article in the Guardian

Finger on the button: should Trump's nuclear weapons access be restricted?

US congressmen are proposing a bill to restrict President Trump’s access to nuclear weapons. As ‘chaotic’ as he may be, is this fair or rational?

read the article: https://www.theguardian.com/science/brain-flapping/2017/jan/30/should-donald-trumps-access-to-nuclear-weapons-be-restricted?CMP=share_btn_link

Wed 01 February 2017, 15:54 | Tags: global governance Homepage social sciences Research Staff

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

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tackling-socio-economic-inequalities-in-childhood-test-scores-tickets-31348836213?aff=erelpanelorg

22nd March Royal Statistical Society London: FREE Workshop: A Practical Introduction to Analysing Complex Social Survey Data (aimed at non-academic researchers)

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/workshop-a-practical-introduction-to-analysing-complex-social-survey-data-tickets-31348921468

23rd March Royal Statistical Society London: FREE Workshop: Analysing and Comparing Complex Social Survey Data

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/workshop-analysing-and-comparing-complex-social-survey-data-tickets-31349194284

Wed 01 February 2017, 13:00 | Tags: Homepage social sciences Postgraduate Research

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

www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/vco/events/universityofsanctuary/

Followed by wine reception

Tue 31 January 2017, 17:37 | Tags: social sciences Undergraduate Postgraduate Research Staff

Two Warwick Sociology academics nominated for Sage Prize

We are all proud that two of our academics have been nominated (out of 7) for the Sage Prize 2017 British Sociological Association:

Gurminder Bhambra, Postcolonial Reflections on Sociology

Lucy Mayblin, Aneta Piekut, and Gill Valentine, ‘Other’ Posts in ‘Other’ Places: Poland through a Postcolonial Lens?

https://www.britsoc.co.uk/opportunities/sage-prize-for-innovationexcellence/

We wish them good luck in the results announced later this year


Understanding Brexit event

Professor Gurminder Bhambra has received Public Engagement funding for the upcoming "Understanding Brexit" event to be held in Birmingham at the end of January. More details to follow

Wed 04 January 2017, 10:01 | Tags: Research Conference, Debate or Seminar Staff

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