Seminar: Power, Culture and Identities Research Group

We are pleased to have Professor Simon Winlow from Northumbria Criminology present at our next seminar, all are welcome to attend. Date: Wednesday 9th of May, 3:30 to 5:00 in Northumberland Building, Room 348 If you would like to attend, please email either Emma ( or Edmund ( The abstract for his talk is below: Title: RiseContinue reading “Seminar: Power, Culture and Identities Research Group”

The Re-culturalisation of Poverty

Stephen Crossley writes on the re-emergence of cultural explanations of poverty (Slides from Dr Crossley’s recent seminar are available here: The (re)culturalization of poverty policy) Cultural explanations of poverty have a long (and largely evidence-free) pedigree but the more specific and explicit theory of a ‘culture of poverty’ can be traced back to the work ofContinue reading “The Re-culturalisation of Poverty”

‘Haciendo Trámites’ – the everyday reality of fieldwork

Associate Professor Katy Jenkins reflects on waiting during fieldwork Trámites, only now do I fully understand the meaning of this quintessentially Peruvian activity. Having yesterday spent five hours traipsing between different local government and council offices, only now do I understand why trámites are approached with such trepidation and given such weight in the PeruvianContinue reading “‘Haciendo Trámites’ – the everyday reality of fieldwork”

A message from a Northumbria Sociology graduate

We share a message we recently received from a former Sociology student I just wanted to say thank you to you and all the other staff on the Sociology programme for sparking my passion to become active in bringing about equality within society. We are always delighted and proud when we hear from former students, particularly whenContinue reading “A message from a Northumbria Sociology graduate”

What’s different about learning at Northumbria?  

Associate-Professor Ruth Lewis explores what happened at Sociology’s Embodied Learning Writing Retreat in Snowy Northumberland Final year BSc Sociology and joint Honours Criminology and Sociology students met for a dissertation writing retreat in February. We chose to go to rural Northumberland to get away from the internet and mobile phones so we could focus on writingContinue reading “What’s different about learning at Northumbria?  “