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** Breaking News - new book from Dr Maria do Mar Pereira **

More details to be released soon ...

Thu 30 March 2017, 17:30

CoventryCAN...GO GREEN - March 6-12 2017

CoventryCAN is a Climate Action Network of individuals, groups, organisations, schools, universities, businesses, councillors and students who want to actively do something about climate change through linking together. No matter how 'small' or 'big' the actions taken. JOIN US!

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 More information about the Warwick Borders, Race, Ethnicity and Migration (BREM) Network can be found at

This is a public event and all are welcome. Please register to attend so we have an idea of numbers.

Professor Deborah Lynn Steinberg

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.

Thu 09 February 2017, 17:21 | Tags: PhD Student Homepage Undergraduate Postgraduate Staff

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:

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:

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

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

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

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?

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

Toxic Expertise Annual Workshop Call for Papers

We invite papers to a workshop on the theme of Pollution, Environmental Justice, and Citizen Science, held on 3-4 May 2017, at the Department of Sociology, University of Warwick, UK.

This two-day workshop will bring together international researchers working at the intersection of air pollution, environmental justice, and citizen science, from across different regions, disciplines, and scales. Researchers will discuss the possibilities as well as challenges of engaging with new technologies and strategies for environmental justice and citizen science.


Wed 25 January 2017, 12:08 | Tags: toxic expertise, environmental justice

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