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

Research News – May 2021

Publications   Christos Varvantakis has a chapter published in a recent edited volume on photography and collective identities in Greece: Varvantakis, C. (2021) ‘Η Ακρόπολη από μακριά: Απόσταση, εγγύτητα και αφή’ (‘Acropolis from a distance: Distance, proximity and touch.’), in Petsini, P. and Stathatos, Y. (eds) Φωτογραφία και συλλογικές ταυτότητες: Ελληνικές φωτογραφικές μελέτες Ι (Photography … Continue reading Research News – May 2021

Research News – April 2021

Publications Martin Savransky has published an essay titled “After Progress: Notes for an Ecology of Perhaps” in the latest issue of Ephemera: Theory & Politics in Organisation, as part of a special issue on “Standby: Organising modes of in/activity”. It’s open access! Natassia Brenman has recently had a book review published in the Sociology of … Continue reading Research News – April 2021

Research News – February 2021

Awards Congratulations to Yesim Yildiz, who has been awarded a 3-year funded ESRC New Investigator’s Grant, entitled: Official Archives of State Violence, starting 1 March. Congratulations, also to Miranda Armstrong who received an award of £8385 from the grassroots organisation Resourcing Racial Justice to further develop her PhD research and undertake some advocacy around the … Continue reading Research News – February 2021

Can you hear me? Poppy September-Peters and Rosette Jaminki In Conversation with Kiran Grewal and Svenja Bromberg

14th July 2020 Poppy September-Peters and Rosette Jaminki In Conversation with Kiran Grewal and Svenja Bromberg about the 2019 and 2020 University and College Union  (UCU) strikes, pandemic and online teaching. Organised by Yasmin Gunaratnam. In March 2020, after the strikes held by the academic staff concluded, the sociology department of Goldsmiths University was ready … Continue reading Can you hear me? Poppy September-Peters and Rosette Jaminki In Conversation with Kiran Grewal and Svenja Bromberg

13 Dead, Nothing Said: Photography as Political Witness

10 May 2017 4-6.00pm RHB137a, Goldsmiths University of London On 2nd March 1981 a protest took place called the Black People Day of Action. On their placards was written the slogan “Thirteen dead and nothing said”. Vron Ware photographed this historic moment and the event will use this exhibition to explore the relationship between photography, … Continue reading 13 Dead, Nothing Said: Photography as Political Witness

Another Future is Possible! Social Science and Speculative Experimentation…

Wednesday 15 March 2017 4-5.30pm Room 12.21 and 12.25, Social Sciences Building, University of Leeds Is another future possible? Paul Valéry once famously wrote that the problem with our times is that the future is not what it used to be. Indeed, despite the overwhelming pace of social, economic, political and ecological transformations, our practices … Continue reading Another Future is Possible! Social Science and Speculative Experimentation…

Around the Day in Eighty Worlds: A Politics of the Pluriverse

Wednesday 22 March 2017 3:30pm – 5:00pm Ken Edwards Fifth Floor SR 527, University of Leicester Responding to a time marked by the rise of political resentments and the ecological devastation of experience in a modern world without refuge, in this talk Martin Savransky will experiment with some provocations and propositions that are part of an … Continue reading Around the Day in Eighty Worlds: A Politics of the Pluriverse

Interrogating Inequality

Thursday March 9th 5-7pm RHB 143, Goldsmiths University of London Interrogating Inequality Richard Wilkinson, Professor at York University and co-author of ‘The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better’, discuss the “pernicious effects that inequality has on societies: eroding trust, increasing anxiety and illness, (and) encouraging excessive consumption”.  Bigger income differences between … Continue reading Interrogating Inequality

Political Theology of The Earth

8th March 2017 4.30-6.30pm Deptford Town Hall (DTH) 109 Goldsmiths, University of London Political Theology of The Earth Prof. Catherine Keller (Drew University) Discussant: Prof Vikki Bell (Sociology) In a moment of perilous political repatterning, our planetary entanglements emit signals of emergency. Immediate crises of immigration, race and Islamophobia are thrown into competition with the slower … Continue reading Political Theology of The Earth