Sociology Seminar Series 2015-16

Many thanks to Elisabeth Kirtsoglou for her talk in March on concepts of humanity and how they shape ideas about social interaction, inclusion and exclusion in Greece. This prompted a rich discussion of migration, personhood and the political possibilities of rethinking bare life.

On April 13th we are delighted to welcome David Evans from the Sustainable Consumption Institute at Manchester. David will be talking about responsible consumption and the politics of sustainability. All are welcome. Full details of the rest of this semester’s seminars below.

Thanks to Vikki Boliver for a fantastic talk on 10th February. Vikki explored why ethnic minority applicants to Russell Group universities are less likely to receive offers of admission than comparably qualified white applicants. We appreciated her sharing her very interesting statistical analysis with us in a form that mainly qualitative sociologists and anthropologists could understand! It was also useful to hear about how UCAS is problematically restricting access to its data on UG applications and admissions.

More information on each talk will be available via the links below. Talks are in Claremont Bridge Building 5th Floor, Claremont Road (CLB.563). Except Molly Andrews on 11th May (lunchtime), they run from 4-5.30pm followed by drinks in the GPS common room. All welcome.

Dates for your Diaries

Sociology Seminar Series Molly Andrews, University of East London

Narrating the political: temporality, imagination and possibility

Location: GPS Common Room
Time/Date: 11th May 2016, 13:00 - 14:30

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Past Seminars

Sociology Seminar Series Barbara Prainsack, King’s College London

Solidarity in personalised medicine: is it empty rhetoric, or can it help

Location: CLB 5.63
Time/Date: 27th April 2016, 16:00 - 17:30

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A conversation about what we do everyday (Prof Les Back)

Location: Daysh Building G0.5
Time/Date: 19th April 2016, 16:00 - 17:30

Sociology Seminar Series David Evans, University of Manchester

Constructing and mobilizing ‘the consumer’: responsible consumption and the politics of sustainability.

Location: CLB 5.63
Time/Date: 13th April 2016, 16:00 - 17:00

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