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Innovative Methods for Researching Societal Inequalities

For a summary of the day, see Kate Haddow's blog here.   Wednesday 15th November 2017, 9am-4pm Imperial Wharf, London We are pleased to host an event for postgraduate students who are interested in the possibilities for employing creative methods for studying various inequalities. This event offers members a chance to hear from a range… Continue reading Innovative Methods for Researching Societal Inequalities

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Writing sociological fiction & making So Fi zine

In this post, PhD student Ashleigh Watson reflects on making So Fi zine and how we can 'do' sociology in new ways. Submissions for So Fi zine Edition #2 are open now. Sociological fiction is creative work that brings sociological imagination to life. Arguably all sociological writing (or should…) engage this imagination to tell stories… Continue reading Writing sociological fiction & making So Fi zine

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‘You Look Well For Someone with Three Disabilities’: The Trails and Tribulations of Being an Invisible-Disabled PhD Student

By Kate Haddow Yes, you read that correctly: three, not one, not two, but three. As if being a PhD student was not hard enough, my genetic lineage has decided to test me to the limits too. I have Dyslexia and Dyspraxia which are specific learning disabilities and I also have Epilepsy which is a… Continue reading ‘You Look Well For Someone with Three Disabilities’: The Trails and Tribulations of Being an Invisible-Disabled PhD Student

Early Careers

Dr. Stephen Crossley: Studying up, reporting out, and support from within

Stephen Crossley is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at Northumbria University. His PhD thesis, a Bourdieusian analysis of the ‘troubled families’ field can be found here and a short summary of it can be found here. He has a book out, published by Pluto Press, called In Their Place: The Imagined Geographies of Poverty,… Continue reading Dr. Stephen Crossley: Studying up, reporting out, and support from within

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Queering a conference – what we can learn from the BSA Queer Studies: Looking Back, Looking Forwards event

In this blog post, PhD student Jo Smith reflects on what we can learn from the BSA Queer Studies event in June 2017. On 30th June 2017 the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey hosted a British Sociological Association Early Career Forum Regional Event centred around sexualities studies. Presenting keynotes were Zowie Davy… Continue reading Queering a conference – what we can learn from the BSA Queer Studies: Looking Back, Looking Forwards event

Call for Abstracts & Papers

CfP: Social Theory Beyond Whiteness

Thursday, September 21, 2017 Keynote speakers: Professor G. Bhambra and Dr. Brett St Louis. We invite postgraduate students to submit proposals for the upcoming conference ‘Social Theory Beyond Whiteness’. This is a BSA Regional Postgraduate Conference. We’re living in a time where social sciences are becoming increasingly reflexive. This reflexivity has recently involved a growing… Continue reading CfP: Social Theory Beyond Whiteness

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Reflections on the BSA pre-conference postgraduate day 2017

On 3rd April 2017, the BSA Postgraduate Forum hosted our annual Pre-Conference Postgraduate Day at Manchester University. In this blog post, delegate Emmaleena Käkelä outlines the highlights of the day. For more highlights, see the twitter hashtag #britsoc17 On my first PhD supervision meeting, I was encouraged by my supervisor to submit an abstract to… Continue reading Reflections on the BSA pre-conference postgraduate day 2017