The Politics of Representation is a special section edited by Lakshmi Bose and Rebecca Gordon on The Sociological Review's website. It is part of an exciting new stream of activity launched by doctoral researchers within the faculty, as part of a new collective which can be found online here. This is how the editors describe … Continue reading The Politics of Representation
CFP – Prospecting: Extraction, Speculation, and Liberation in the Accelerated Academy (Accelerated Academy 7) Nov. 22-23, 2019 Michigan State University Digital Scholarship Lab An interdisciplinary symposium on the future of academic life and labor, organized by Zach Kaiser (MSU) and Erin Glass (UC San Diego) In theory, the academy is an institution of research and … Continue reading Prospecting: Extraction, Speculation, and Liberation in the Accelerated Academy
This London based reading group might be of interest to our members: You are invited to participate in the Neurodiversity Reading Group that will run monthly in London (UK) in the academic year 2019-20. The first meeting will take place on Friday 19 July 2019, 3-5pm, at London South Bank University (Room K503, Keyworth Centre). … Continue reading Neurodiversity Reading Group
By Aliandra Lazzari Barlete, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. First published on the FERSA blog run by graduate students at the Faculty of Education in Cambridge. 02 May 2019, 11am. I hit the treadmill at the College’s gym. My PhD viva is scheduled to start at 2pm. My anxiety levels skyrocketed, and I need to make sure all … Continue reading A 10-Day Run Up to My PhD Viva: An Alternative Tale
A reminder that we will be meeting next Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 for our next Social Theory Workshop. Eva Hartmann will be presenting this week at 4:30 to 6pm, in room 2S3. Abductive reasoning, as initially developed by Charles Sanders Peirce, is a form of logical inference which starts with an observation and then seeks … Continue reading Taking abduction seriously: a case study based appraisal
This special issue of Discover Society collects articles from speakers at last year’s inaugrial Platform University conference at the University of Cambridge. It has been published to coincide with the release of the call for papers for the second conference, taking place in December at Lancaster University. The Platform University, by Mark Carrigan Assembling the … Continue reading The Platform University
May 8th, 4:30 to 6pm (Room to be announced shortly) Sharon Walker, a doctoral candidate, will be engaging participants in the following question in order to engage with significant theoretical discussions about the place of race in the conceptual underpinnings of the 'social contract' (see full description below). All welcome and do come along to … Continue reading Is the social contract a racial contract and does it matter?