Research News – October 2021

Awards Fay Dennis has been awarded the Sociology of Health & Illness New Writer’s Prize for her article Drug fatalities and treatment fatalism: Complicating the ageing cohort theory. Faten Khazaei (Postdoctoral Researcher) has been awarded the Brigitte-Schnegg-Prize for 2021 for her thesis entitled Manufacturing Difference: Double Standard in Swiss Institutional responses to Intimate Partner Violence. … Continue reading Research News – October 2021

The F Less Travelled… Tracing Feminist Pathways

A podcast by Sabrina Etherington and Amelia Donkor The F Less Travelled… Tracing Feminist Pathways is a new podcast birthed on the Gender, Media and Culture MA by two part-time students, Amelia Donkor and Sabrina Etherington. It’s designed to be a space for storytelling and feminist journeys, where guests are invited to share the three books, … Continue reading The F Less Travelled… Tracing Feminist Pathways


Are you an early bird?   Dr Abby Day will be on BBC Radio 4 ‘Sunday‘ programme this Sunday live, between 7 and 9 a.m being interviewed by local radio stations on American research that shows Islam will be the largest world religion by 2050, overtaking Christianity and all others. Abby will be discussing how this … Continue reading Sunday

Dub On Air with Dennis Bovell

Franco Rosso director and co-writer of Babylon (1980) passed away on 9th December, 2016 aged 75. The film’s soundtack was written by UK reggae legend Dennis Bovell. On the Sunday the 22nd January, 2017 Dennis dedicated his entire Dub on Air radio show on Soho Radio as a tribute to Franco, and Sociology’s Les Back joined him. You can Listen Again to the … Continue reading Dub On Air with Dennis Bovell

Les Back On The Radio

Professor Les Back’s book ‘Academic Diary: Or Why Higher Education Still Matters‘, published by Goldsmiths Press, has been a huge success over the summer. Professor Back will be discussing his work in an hour-long special this Sunday [25 Sept] at 8:00pm on Talking Books, the literary programme of Irish radio station NewsTalk. Continue reading Les Back On The Radio

Interview with Les Back on release of ‘Academic Diary’

Academic Diary, written by Les Back, Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths (UoL) is the first book to be published by Goldsmiths Press.

Composed of highlights from 30 years in academia, Academic Diary provides an articulate reflection on higher education, the various challenges of academia and the day to day encounters British universities face. Structured in Terms (Autumn, Spring and Summer), Academic Diary offers a companionate guide, borrowing from many perspectives toward higher education: the Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Lecturer and Professor.

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