Participants needed for two projects about technology, inequality, and the future of Higher Education

The Post-Pandemic University is collaborating with the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) to launch a global dialogue about the digital divide in higher education. ACU’s new podcast series will explore how the work of universities is changing as a result of the digital revolution and how they can use their position to confront the challenges posed by digital technology. PPU will be providing a platform to build on those discussions with responses to each episode. Read more about the collaboration and get in touch using this form.

Education and Environmental Justice: Hydro-hegemony and liminality

Mainstream media has given much attention to both the youth movements on the climate crisis and the Black Lives Matter movement over recent years. Readers will doubtless be aware of how these two movements intersect, including through critiques of groups like Extinction Rebellion’s white middle class privilege, and the problematic nature of using a term like the Anthropocene to label this era.

Call for Participants – Digital Inequalities in Education: Pasts, Presents and Futures

Digital inequalities have long existed within education, both within traditional educational spaces and practice, and within specifically digital interactions. These inequalities have deep roots in extant socio-cultural and socio-economic inequalities, and yet emerge in unique ways through the macro and micro dynamics of education and digital technologies. During the COVID-19 pandemic, digital inequalities have been bought into a new light as the infrastructural provisions of classrooms and campuses have given way to various at-home arrangements.

Social Theory Workshop: In Conversation with Adriana Cavarero

Join us in conversation with Adriana Cavarero on her forthcoming book ‘Surging Democracy. Notes on Hannah Arendt’s Political Thought’. The event will explore theorising affect, political demonstrations , protests and bodily interacting as a plurality in public space, using Hannah Arendt as her guide.

Do you have an idea for a book about public sociology?

This is a new monograph series on public sociology which will include work that addresses public and community engagement and the relationship between sociologists and their publics. This series will address not only what sociologists do, but what sociology is for and focus on the commitment to enhance understanding of the social condition so that the lives of people are materially improved.