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
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
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
Explore the life, work and legacy of a thinker that some call the last of the great public intellectuals and a figure widely credited with being the founder of cultural studies: this man is Stuart Hall. Through conversations with his former students, colleagues, and friends, we’ll seek to better understand this seminal writer and academic. … Continue reading Stuart Hall: In Conversations
An interview between Les Back (Goldsmiths)and Nasar Meer (Strathclyde) discussing Les’s academic background and his work as a sociologist. Continue reading Les Back: A Shared Sociology
Missed hearing Professor Les Back talking about his latest book ‘Academic Diary: Or Why Higher Education Still Matters and whether a university degree prepares you for life? Fear not, you can now listen to the podcast. Continue reading What is the value in a university education?
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
It’s part of contemporary life we experience but are ashamed to discuss. But Nihal Arthanayake wants to talk it: about the things that are left unsaid. Featuring SociologyGold’s own Les Back (@AcademicDiary), listen again to the conversation at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07mwtv3 Continue reading Frightened of Each Other’s Shadows
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.