Sociology Seminar Series 2015-16

We are looking forward to a really interesting set of talks in Semester 2 15-16. First off, we are joined by speakers from Durham in February and March.

Vikki Boliver is here on 10th February (NOTE change from original speaker) to talk about why ethnic minority applicants to Russell Group universities are less likely to receive offers of admission than comparably qualified white applicants. Vikki is Senior Lecturer in Sociology/Social Policy in the School of Applied Social Sciences at Durham University. Her talk will be of interest to colleagues working on higher education, social inequalities and social mobility. On March 9th we are delighted to welcome Elisabeth Kirtsoglou, Lecturer in Anthropology at Durham, who will be exploring the role of empathy in the articulation of political subjectivity. Her talk focuses on how different concepts of humanity shape ideas about social interaction, inclusion and exclusion in Greece.

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 Vikki Boliver, Durham University

Exploring ethnic inequalities in admission to Russell Group universities

Location: CLB 5.63
Time/Date: 10th February 2016, 16:00 - 17:30

Sociology Seminar Series Elisabeth Kirtsoglou, Durham University

We are all immigrants: humanity and the politics of empathy in modern Greece.

Location: CLB 5.63
Time/Date: 9th March 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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Past Seminars

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

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

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