News and Events
This week Leicester Sociology is hosting a Visiting Fellow from Istanbul, Deniz Genc, who is here as part of the Erasmus Staff Exchange programme from Bahcesehir University. Her area of study is the nature of borders and bordering and irregular migration, especially concerning Turkey and the European Union.
Leicester Sociologist Ipek Demir will lead a session on ‘Diasporas, Multiculturalism and European Identity’ at the European Science Foundation funded workshop on ‘The Crisis of European Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Austerity: Multiculturalism and Colonial Legacies’. The dates of the workshop are 9 to 11 December 2013. [Click on this link for more information]
Leicester Sociologist Ipek Demir will run a workshop on ‘Doing Interdisciplinary Research: A Type of Creolisation?’ at the Social Science Research Council International Summer School on ‘Postcolonial Identities and Decolonial Struggles: Creolisation and Coloured Cosmopolitanism’. The event is open to doctoral students based at universities within the US and first-year doctoral students based at universities within the United Kingdom. The dates of the summer school are 28 May to 2 June 2013.
An opportunity has arisen for students to develop their personal brand and explore their potential of social media in improving career prospects through the Online Networking and Employability Award (ONE).
Free public lecture from Penny Young, Chief Executive of NatCen Social Research, will explain how the group’s British Social Attitudes survey helps chart sensitive issues among the British public
We are pleased to offer two part-fee bursaries for September 2013 entry to our full-time campus based Masters degree programmes (MSc Social Research, MA Contemporary Sociology). The bursaries are open to new UK/EU applicants and are worth £1,000 payable as a reduction of the course fee. Applications received after 30 April 2013 will not be eligible for these bursaries but those who have already applied for 2013 will also be considered. [Click on this link for more information]
The BBC's 3rd Degree programme will be broadcast on Radio 4 on Monday 15th and Saturday 20th April
The College of Social Science has set aside a total of £100,000 in its budget to the Research Development Fund (RDF) for the academic year 2012/2013.
We are pleased to announce that the College is now able to provide funding for tea, coffee and biscuits to support initiatives such as reading/ discussion groups or groups where students present their work to each other, where these are organized on the students' initiative. This is in order that we support activities which are ongoing in some departments and Schools (Economics, Education and Management), and encourage other initiatives of this kind.
University of Leicester sociologist to highlight children’s own mixed reactions to controversial clothing styles in a seminar on Wednesday 20 March 2013
The CMRB (Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging) will host a book launch for "Refugee Women: Beyond Gender versus Culture" by Leicester Sociologist Leah Bassel on 18th March 2013 (1600-1800). The discussant will be Professor Maleiha Malik from King's College London and the event will take place in EB.G.05, Docklands Campus, University of East London, E16 2RD. [Nearest tube Cyprus DLR.]
Leicester Sociologists are organising streams at this BSA Theory Group event on 4-5 July 2013 (at the Birmingham Midland Institute). Leah Bassel's stream (with Lucy Mayblin) is called "Asylum after Empire" and Ipek Demir's stream is called "Diaspora, Colonialism and Postcolonialism". [Click on this link for further information]
Do you want to put science in the headlines? If you do then the British Science Association Media Fellowships are for you. Experience first-hand how science is reported by spending 3-6 weeks on a summer placement with a press, broadcast or online journalist such as the Guardian, The Irish Times or BBC.
University of Leicester to host Postgraduate Open Evening on Tuesday 19th March
Religious conversion and race-based perceptions in crime to be explored at University of Leicester lectures
Doctoral graduates from the Department of Sociology and Criminology to give Inaugural lectures on 6 March
Leicester Sociologist Leah Bassel will be giving a presentation entitled "Refugee Women's Experiences in Fiction and Non-Fiction" on Thursday 28 February 2013. This is part of the second annual Refugee Week organised by Leicester students to raise awareness for refugee and asylum seeker issues. All events are free and open to the public. [Click on this link for more information]
Academics, including Dr Leah Bassel from the Department of Sociology, will share their experience of creating impact from Leicester’s research at an event on 28 February, organised as part of Research Focus Week.