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Sociology Research Seminar Series

The Sociology Research Seminar is the main venue for scholars from around the world to present work in progress at the department. It is open to all, and it strives to feature innovative sociological research from a variety of perspectives. The series meets every other week in the Michaelmas and in the Lent terms.

Lent Term 2017 Schedule

All talks are held in the Robert McKenzie Room
St Clement's Building - Room S219
12.30 - 14.00

Please Join Us!


Wednesday 18th January

Romola Sanyal (LSE Geography)
Topic: 'Crossing Borders, Making Homes: Refugees and the Politics of Property'

Wednesday 1st February 

Professor Barbara Prainsack (Kings College)
Topic: 'Solidarity: Can an Old Concept Help with New Challenges?'

Wednesday 22nd February

Professor Tobias Werron (University of Bielefeld)
Topic: 'Why do we believe in competition? A Historical-sociological View of Competition as a Modern Imaginary'

Wednesday 8th March 

Professor Ivan Ermakoff   
(EHESS and University of Wisconsin - Madison)

Topic: 'Showdown in Collective Leadership: A Methodological Outline' 

 



Past Seminars (MT 2016)


Wednesday 5th October 

Professor Mike Savage (LSE)
Topic: Acceleration, Redemption, or Accumulation? Modernity,  Sociology, and Temporality in the 21st Century

Wednesday 19th October

Dr Jacob Habinek (UC Berkeley and Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies)
Topic: Field Formation in Intellectual Networks: the Emergence of the Life Sciences in Germany, 1770-1890

Wednesday 9th November

Professor John Evans (UC San Diego)
Topic: What Is a Human? Public Views and the Impact on Human Rights

Wednesday 23rd November

Dr Linsey McGoey (University of Essex)
Topic: What’s Really New About the ‘New’ Philanthrocapitalism? A Critical Look at Hacker Philanthropy

Wednesday 7th December

Professor John Levi Martin (University of Chicago)  
Topic: On the Other Side of Values


 

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