Seeing Sociologically Contest 2016

Seeing Sociologically Contest 2016 This year’s Seeing Sociologically contest produced some impressive entries from undergraduate students in the sociology programme. We asked students to use their sociological imagination to provide a photo which captures a sociological view, represents a sociological idea or a way of seeing sociologically, along with a caption that explains what theContinue reading “Seeing Sociologically Contest 2016”

The Festival of Feminist Ideas and Action

The Festival of Feminist Ideas and Action is back for a second year! Members of the Social Sciences Department, with others in the Gender and Society Research Hub (GSRH), are hosting the Festival to mark International Women’s Day, 2016. All the topics we wanted to cover couldn’t be squeezed into a single day so theContinue reading “The Festival of Feminist Ideas and Action”

Seeing Sociologically Competition 2016

Sick of reading and writing? Here’s a chance to communicate in images instead! Submit a single image capturing what Sociology means to you with a short caption (about 150 words) and you could win an iPad or a cash prize. The competition is open to all three undergraduate year groups of students on the SociologyContinue reading “Seeing Sociologically Competition 2016”

Research Grant Success for Dr Katy Jenkins & Dr Hugo Romero-Toledo

Congratuatlions to Dr Katy Jenkins and Dr Hugo Romero-Toledo (COES, Chile) who have been awarded a British Academy International Partnership and Mobility Grant for £29,886! Developing a participatory approach to understanding socio-environmental transformations and conflicts in the Atacama Desert, Chile: Gender, indigenous communities and large scale mining. This project brings together UK and Chilean academics researchingContinue reading “Research Grant Success for Dr Katy Jenkins & Dr Hugo Romero-Toledo”

A rooftop farm – revitalising urban life in NYC

This is a new post by Dr Abigail Schoneboom who joined the department as a part time member of staff in September 2015. Here Abigail reflects on her research in New York City. On a suffocatingly hot day this August, I ascended from the polluted dusty air of New York City’s Northern Boulevard to aContinue reading “A rooftop farm – revitalising urban life in NYC”