Congratulations to Rebecca Coleman, who has been awarded £8,903.92 by the British Academy / Leverhulme for a Small Grant entitled: “Feeling, making and imagining time: Everyday temporal experiences in the Covid-19 pandemic”.
Clare Levy has had a chapter published in a new book on Youth research on participation and inequalities. The chapter is called ‘Playful Walks: a methodological approach for analysing the embodied citizenship of young people in the countryside.’ The book is called ‘Young People’s Participation. Revisiting Youth and Inequalities in Europe’, edited by Maria Bruselius-Jensen, Ilaria Pitti and E. Kay M. Tisdall and published by Policy Press on 29 March.
Marsha Rosengarten’s co-authored piece, Lancaster, Kari; Rhodes, Tim and Rosengarten, Marsha (2020). Making evidence and policy in public health emergencies: Lessons from COVID-19 for adaptive evidence-making and intervention has been acknowledged as one of the most downloaded articles published in Evidence & Policy in 2020.
Laura Henneke published the article ‘Small commodities, big infrastructure: A visual essay on the socio-spatiality of commodity trade infrastructures in Yiwu, China’ in Articulo Journal of Urban Research.
Anita Strasser recently co-edited the Conference Proceedings from the Symposium Walking Places in January 2019, which I organised with my colleague Carla Duarte in Lisbon. The symposium was hosted by Dinamia ISCTE-IUL – The Centre for Socioeconomic and Territorial Studies at University Institute Lisbon and supported by CUCR. The E-Book was published by Dinamia in February 2021 and includes Anita’s piece ‘The Stone Sea: a walk through mountain research’ – a piece that talks about her experience of mountaineering as sociological practice. It also includes the article ‘Walking, Cadence and Urban Rhythms’ by Alex Rhys-Taylor who gave the keynote at the symposium, and the article ‘Flâneuse Fragments: Towards a critical and situated feminist approach to walking in the city’ written by Emma Jackson. The e-book can be downloaded here for free.
Vik Loveday has published the article: ‘Under attack’: Responsibility, crisis and survival anxiety amongst manager-academics in UK universities in The Sociological Review.
Stephanie Guirand had an opinion piece published in the Cambridge Day entitled: Black Response Cambridge on upzoning petition: “Missing middle’ fails for housing affordability.
A special issue titled Problematizing the Problematic, and edited by Martin Savransky, is out now in Theory, Culture & Society. The issue explores, in different ways, questions about the nature of problems and the arts and politics of problematisation. It includes contributions from Patrice Maniglier, Monica Greco, Isabelle Stengers, Andrew Barry, Craig Lundy, and Martin Savransky.
F Ahmad (2021) ‘How can we Decolonise Research on Muslims and Islam? Some Epistemological Issues, Tensions and Reflections from a Gendered Perspective’, SIAS Lectures, No.4, Centre for Islamic Studies, Sophia Univ, Japan.
It was the decennial census day on March 21. Abby Day has been researching the production and impact of the census religious identity question since 2001 and has been on the Office for National Statistics Academic Advisory Board to help frame and interpret the results. Her most recent research on Baby Boomer non-religiosity and how it will affect the 2021 national census was covered extensively by the Observer, the Guardian, and Independent on March 19, 20 and 21. She also was part of a Religion Media Centre media briefing on the census on March 18.
Fay Dennis is co-convening the Theory Stream at the BSA annual conference and a symposium within this stream on the New Materialisms. As part of the Stream, we’re excited to be hosting Beckie Coleman for the plenary keynote. Fay is giving a talk on “Putting bodies into play”.
Fay also took part in the Drug Policy Voices podcast, speaking on “pleasure and drug use”.
Kate Nash will be giving a keynote online at the University of Campinas Brazil on April 6th for a conference on ‘Reflections on policies and practices between the juridical and the social fields’. The talk will be on ‘What can we learn from political sociology about human rights? Shamima Begum, the law and national-populism’.
Abby Day spoke on ‘Women in Academia’ as part of a United Nations (virtual) event on March 23: ‘Exploring the Making of Women Leaders, Examples from the UK’ organised by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York, and the Dialog Society, UK. Her presentation focused on both institutional gender disparities and also the epistemological impact of disciplines, particularly religion, dominated by men where women’s experiences and knowledge has been suppressed.