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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

Dr Hannah Jones awarded ESRC Impact Accelerator Award

Dr Hannah Jones has been awarded an ESRC Impact Accelerator Award for the project 'Tate Exchange Year 1: Who are we?' building on the established collaboration between Warwick and The Tate


Fri 09 December 2016, 08:36 | Tags: Research Staff

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.

Watch the video of the launch of "Genes and the Bioimaginary" by Prof. Deborah L. Steinberg

On June 14th 2016, CSWG organised a launch event for the book Genes and the Bioimaginary: Science, Spectacle, Culture, written by our very own Prof. Deborah L. Steinberg. The event featured talks by Deborah, and also by Prof. Elizabeth Ettorre and Prof. Stuart Murray.

A video of the full event is now available here.

Dr Maria do Mar Pereira's research is featured in "Times Higher Education"

Maria do Mar Pereira's research on the status that scholarship from, and about, different countries has in global academic exchanges has been featured in Times Higher Education. The article focuses on a presentation that Maria do Mar gave on this research at a conference organised by the Society for Research into Higher Education, entitled "In Depth and In Between?: Conducting Ethnographic Research on Higher Education across International Borders". The title of Maria do Mar's article was "Not all “Internationals” are Created Equal: Negotiating Global Academic Hierarchies in International Ethnographies of Higher Education".

Fri 18 November 2016, 10:16 | Tags: Homepage social sciences Research Staff Publications

Dr Stella Chatzitheochari to take part in Eastside Community Heritage’s Online Youth Conference

Dr Stella Chatzitheochari has been invited to take part in Eastside Community Heritage’s Online Youth Conference: “Listen, Learn, Share: Young people talk about disability, bullying and wellbeing in East London."

The conference will take place at Dagenham Library on November 22nd from 4.30 onward and it will be live streamed on Facebook. The conference is scheduled to coincide with two events: the beginning of Disability History Month and Anti-Bullying week. 
If you would like to know more about Eastside Community Heritage, please visit their website:

Professor Bhambra: recognition from Centre for Indian Studies in Africa

Professor Bhambra has been honoured with a Research Associate position from the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa at Wits University in South Africa in recognition of her collaborative work there

Fri 28 October 2016, 15:33 | Tags: Research Staff

Dr Stella Chatzitheochari wins LIVES award

Dr. Stella Chatzitheochari was awarded the LIVES Best Paper Award for Young Scholars during the annual conference of the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies(SLLS) in Bamberg, Germany, on October 6, 2016.

The LIVES Best Paper Award for Young Scholars was awarded this year during the annual conference of the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies(SLLS) in Bamberg, Germany, on October 6, 2016, to Dr. Stella Chatzitheochari, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology at Warwick , for her article “Doubly Disadvantaged? Bullying Experiences Among Disabled Children and Young People in England”, published online in 2015 and in print in 2016 in the journal Sociology (in collaboration with Samantha Parsons of the University College London and Lucinda Platt of the London School of Economics and Political Science as co-authors).

Fri 07 October 2016, 12:56 | Tags: Research

Sociology Staff Publish Reflections on the EU Referendum

Thursday, June 23rd will bring one of the most important votes in the country's history - a referendum to decide whether the UK will remain in, or leave, the European Union. The decision will have significant effects on British society and economics, on British identity and on the lives of millions of people, Brits and non-Brits, within and beyond the UK.

Because it is such a momentous social and political occasion, it is important to think about the referendum sociologically. Indeed, as sociologists, we have an important role to play in this debate, because we can raise awareness of the sociological issues at stake in a decision about EU membership and the sociological factors shaping the current discourses and debate in the UK about that membership. Unfortunately, sociological thinking has often been absent from the debate, and as a result a very important issue is being discussed in simplistic, problematic and at times very dangerous and toxic ways.

Staff in the department have been following the debates closely and reflecting on the referendum sociologically, and we have decided to compile some of those reflections in one page. You can access them here.

Wed 22 June 2016, 14:01 | Tags: Homepage social sciences Research Staff

Book Launch of Genes and the Bioimaginary: Science, Spectacle, Culture By Deborah Lynn Steinberg

You are warmly invited to the launch of Deborah Lynn Steinberg's latest book, Genes and the Bioimaginary: Science, Spectacle, Culture (Ashgate/Routledge).

Professor Elizabeth Ettorre (Liverpool University) and Professor Stuart Murray (Carleton University, Canada) will be talking about the book and its significance. Deborah will also say a few words.

The launch is taking place on June 14th at 5.30 in Ramphal Builing, Room 1.04, University of Warwick.

Wine, soft drinks and refreshments will be served.

Genes and the Bioimaginary poster

Fri 10 June 2016, 10:05 | Tags: Homepage Research Staff Publications

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