Sociology Seminar Series 2015-16

Thanks to Mireia Trenchs for a fantastic talk about migrant children's language use on Wednesday. We learnt so much about 'translanguaging', about the relationship between Catalan and Castilian Spanish (and Mandarin, and Puerto Rican slang...), about the cultural and public life of Barcelona and around, and about the richly hybrid identity practices of the young people in the study. Warm thanks to everyone who came and asked questions and contributed to a fascinating discussion.

Next up we have Prof Roger Burrows, currently at Goldsmiths, who will be talking about the 'geodemographics of the super-rich'. The talk draws on the conceptual contribution of Thomas Piketty to understanding capital, wealth and the (end of) social mobility, as well as on empirical research into the spatialities of class, looking closely at key London neighbourhoods. Roger has published extensively across the fields of sociology, social policy and urban studies. He will be joining Newcastle University next year as Professor of Cities.

All warmly invited - November 4th, 4pm, CLB.563. Wine in the GPS common room afterwards.

Dates for your Diaries

Sociology seminar series - Jamie Bird, University of Derby

"I couldn't move forwards if I didn't look back": transitional stories of domestic violence - Sociology/Visualities seminar

Location: CLB.563
Time/Date: 16th December 2015, 16:00 - 17:30

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Past Seminars

Sociology seminar series - Roger Burrows, Goldsmiths University

Welcome to 'Pikettyville'? The geodemographics of the 'super-rich'

Location: CLB.563
Time/Date: 4th November 2015, 16:00 - 17:30

Sociology seminar series - Mireia Trenchs-Parera, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona)

Translingualism and cosmopolitanism in bilingual Catalonia: an exploration of language practices, attitudes and ideologies in secondary schools - With Identities, Embodiments and Selves cluster

Location: CLB.563
Time/Date: 21st October 2015, 16:00 - 17:30

Sociology seminar series - Janice McLaughlin, Newcastle University

The medical reshaping of disabled bodies as a response to stigma and a route to normality

Location: CLB.563
Time/Date: 7th October 2015, 16:00 - 17:30

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