Jennifer Fleetwood has won the British Society of Criminology, Women Crime and Criminal Justice Network 2021 Paper Prize. The Prize ‘celebrates excellence in research and scholarship’. Her winning paper:
Fleetwood, J., Aldridge, J. and Chatwin, C., 2020. Gendering research on online illegal drug markets. Addiction Research & Theory, 28(6), pp.457-466.
Corine van Emmerik‘s paper called ‘Aesthetics from the Interstices: The Making of a Home in a Palestinian Refugee Camp’ was accepted for publication in the book ‘Everydayness: Contemporary Aesthetic Approaches’ published by Presov University Press (Slovakia), in the series Opera Philosophica and Roma Tre University Press (Italy), in the series Colloquia Philosophica.
Faten Khazaei has published an article, titled “The truth told by the body: Swiss medicolegal responses to intimate partner violence from a gender perspective”, Tidschrift voor Genderstudies 2021, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 179-198, in the forthcoming special issue of Dutch Journal of Gender Studies on Researching intimate partner violence: Gender, intersectionality, and policymaking.
An interview with Martin Savransky, around his recently published book Around the Day in Eighty Worlds, has been published in the latest issue of Philosophy Now, a philosophy magazine oriented to a general readership beyond the academy.
Andrés Cabrera, PhD student in Sociology, has published an analysis on the Historical Materialism blog titled: “Political Crisis and Constitutional Process in the Neoliberal Paradise: Chile’s ‘Mega-Election’ and the Prospect for the Left”
Andres also participated in an interview (in Spanish) for the Chilean digital newspaper, El Mostrador, commenting on aspects of current Chilean political affairs.
With Jade Henry (Design) and Emily Nicholls (previously in the department), Fay Dennis has co-edited a collection of papers around the theme of ‘Thinking with care’, which grew out of the CISP Salons and a CISP-supported conference.
Vikki Bell and colleagues from Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago, Chile, Universidad Iberoamericana de Ciudad de México, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá have published a report ‘Orientaciones y Recomendaciones para el Registro y Documentación de Desapariciones Forzadas’ (Orientiations and Recommendations for the Registration and Documentation of Forced Disappearance). The report and a promotional video about it can be found in Spanish and in English here, The report is an output from the Newton fund project on forced disappearance in Chile, Mexico and Colombia.
Natassia Brenman has had published a research report she wrote for her project partner on the effects of covid on dementia research and debates around how technology should be used to address this in the future – press release and link to the RECORD Study report here.
Jamie Matthews gave a paper entitled ‘Waters Rising: Water as Metaphor and Presence in Social Movements’ at the Alternative Futures and Popular Protest 2021 conference, on Tuesday 8th June.
Emma Jackson presented the paper ‘When the Game Ends: Why Gatherings in Urban Leisure Institutions are Anything but Trivial’ with Talja Blokland at ‘Covid Refiguring Spaces and Social Economies: A Pandemic Observatory’ a workshop at TU-Berlin.
The Goldsmiths’ Social and Economic Justice research stream are hosting a series of events which invites researchers and the organisations with whom they have worked to reflect on their partnerships and on forms of public engagement. The first event brought Michaela Benson (Lancaster University) into conversation with Aditi Anand (Migration Museum) about their work together on the museum’s Departures Exhibition.
Fauzia Ahmad was invited to participate in a Roundtable discussion hosted by the Rt Hon Afzal Khan MP, on the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy, Prevent, on 23 June in light of the appointments of William Shawcross and Robin Simcox, as well as a broader discussion on whether Prevent is fit for purpose.
Emma Jackson has been working with John Drever from the Music department in conjunction with local conservation group QWAG to develop the project ‘Sounding the Quaggy’ – a project documenting the sounds of the river and those who use it and care for it. They received a small grant for the Being Human festival to run sound workshops and to develop an audio walk.
Sobia Kaker has heard acceptance of a co-edited special issue proposal titled: ‘Security Provision: South Asian Perspectives’ in Security Dialogue. Sobie will be editing this special issue in collaboration with Dr Damien Carriere (Sciences Po). It brings together a diverse group of an scholars working on security work and the ensuing relations of security production from a variety of disciplines. This would be the first time that this aspect of security has been studied in depth, and the first time that South Asia (as context) is given primacy in security studies debates. Participants will include the editors, Prof. Nandani Gooptu (International Development, Oxford University, UK), Dr. Laurent Gayer (Political sciences, Science Po CERI, France), Ilia Antenucci (PhD Candidate, CAIS, Germany), Dr. Zoha Waseem (Criminology, University of Warwick), Prof. Beatrice Jauregui (Asian Institute, University of Toronto). The special issue is expected to be submitted for review in December 2022.
Annie Pfingst presented a paper and images on ‘Framing encounters in close-up’ as part of the opening panel on Representation of/against borders for the Feminist Autonomous Centre for Research (FACR) 2021 Summer school.
Faten Khazaei gave a talk, titled “In the name of the child: Mothers’ ‘obligations’ and fathers’ ‘rights’” on 30th June 2021 in the forthcoming Swiss Sociological Association’s (SSA) Congress: Social Justice in Times of Uncertainty, for the panel: Family, Work and Social Policies: A Gender Lens on Social (in)justice, held at the university of Geneve, Switzerland.
Chloe Peacock (recent PhD graduate) has been working on a project based at the Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) at the University of Manchester, looking at cultural activism around contested statues in the wake of last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests. They have recently published a policy briefing with Runnymede on the government’s punitive and damaging response to activism.
Chloe also appeared with her colleague Gary Younge on the Guardian’s Today in Focus podcast and wrote an article for The Conversation. They will be publishing academic outputs in the coming months – See CoDE’s twitter feed for more info. @EthnicityUK
Martin Savransky is teaching (alongside Marisol de la Cadena, Eduardo Kohn, Emanuele Coccia, and Peter Skafish) in this year’s “Cosmic Alternatives” Summer School, organised by the Institute for Speculative and Critical Inquiry (Berkeley, US) and the Fabrica Braço de Prata, in Lisbon, Portugal, June 27-July 6 2021.
Kim Harding will be presenting her doctoral research at the BSA Sociology of Religion study group (SocRel) annual conference on 13 July. Kim’s talk, Vegan YouTubers: Ethical Belief Beyond The Binary, will be discussing her current fieldwork, a digital ethnography that investigates how ethical beliefs about veganism are formed; to what extent these are shaped by media practices; and the ways in which vegans’ moral discourses disrupt the religion/non-religion binary.
Louise Rondel and Laura Henneke are participating in the virtual RC21 Conference, Antwerp (July 14-16) where they will organise a walkshop for delegates. The theme for this year’s conference is Sensing the City – Place, People, Power and the walkshop is titled “Infrastructural Explorations: Embodied encounters with urban infrastructure“ (W100 | FRIDAY 16 JULY, 14:00-15:30 CET)
Emma Jackson will be presenting the paper ‘Researching belonging, embodiment and the materialities of a London bowling league’ at ‘Sensing the City: People Place, Power’ RC21 conference, University of Antwerp 15th July.
Natassia Brenman is running a workshop on the 19th and 20th July hosted by CISP online, with a colleague from the University of Leiden, Dr Natashe Lempos Dekker – Interrogating Speculative Futures: A workshop on the politics of imagining a future with(out) chronic illness. Although the deadline has now closed for participation in the workshop, the 2 keynotes will be publicly available via online webinars:
KEYNOTE 1: Professor Ayo Wahlberg (University of Copenhagen) – 19th July 15.15 BST
KEYNOTE 2: Dr Rebecca Coleman (Goldsmiths) – 20th July 15.15 BST
Fabulating Futures: Materiality, Affect and Speculative Methods
Look out for the signup links for the keynotes (which will be going live this week) on their webpage.
The second workshop in the Goldsmiths’ Social and Economic Justice research stream series will bring Les Back into conversation with Jim Ripley (Phoenix Community Housing) and Freya Hellier (podcast producer) to reflect on their collaboration on The Fellowship Inn Project Evaluation and podcasts for the CUCR. This event will take place online via Zoom on Tuesday 20th July, 10-11.30am. Please register on Eventbrite.
Fay Dennis is giving a talk on ‘body mapping’ at a workshop at the London School of Medicine & Tropical medicine on ‘Visual Participatory Methods’.
Fay is also giving a presentation on the 23 July at the Victorian Substance Use Forum (Australia) based on some workshops she ran with people in ‘recovery’ (receiving treatment for drug/alcohol dependencies), which is open to all. More details can be found here.
Annie Pfingst will present a paper on ‘Bodies, bones and borders at the Gaza Fence’ as part of the panel on Carcerality of and/or on the border for the Royal Geographic Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference 2021 on Borders, borderlands and bordering31 August 31 – 3 September 2021.
Sobia Kaker is co-organising panel ‘Belonging and un-belonging in South Asia’ with Dr Romola Sanyal (LSE) for the RGS-IBG Annual Conference 31 August -3 Sept 2021.
Sobie will also be presenting research findings from her GCRF project at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference 31 August -3 Sept 2021. The presentation titled ‘Eviction and dispossession as acts of un-belonging: a case study of a Pashtun settlement in Islamabad’ will be collaboratively attended with project partners from the Alliance for Urban Rights (Pakistan).
Anita Strasser will also be speaking at the Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in autumn, running from 31 August – 3 September 2021. Anita will be speaking at the Panel Photography and the City: New approaches, methodologies and practices, organised by Geoffrey DeVerteuil and Brian Doucet. Her talk is entitled:
Documentary photography as radical urban practice: recording as a form of resistance to uneven urban change
Vikki Bell will give a keynote presentation on archives of political violence at an international conference organised by Alberto Hurtado University, Chile, in early September (2/3, 9/10 September 2021). Call for papers is available here.