News and Events
Sociology is one of the departments fielding a staff member (Edmund Chattoe-Brown) in this fast and furious Radio 4 "staff versus students" quiz show hosted by Steve Punt. The Leicester round is taking place on Tuesday 12 February 2013 at Stamford Court (Oadby Campus). [Please click on this link for more information and the possibility of being part of the audience]
University of Leicester academic comments on Netmums report on BBC Radio Leicester
Leicester Sociologist Ipek Demir gave an invited talk in December2012 at a symposium on 'Cosmopolitanism and Translation' organised by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Her talk was entitled: "Translation and Transnationalism: Unexpected Bedfellows?"
Leicester Sociologist Ipek Demir is teaching a research workshop entitled "Interdisciplinarity as Translation: its Rewards and Pitfalls" at the University of Warwick on 19th February 2013 as part of the activities of the ESRC's National Centre for Research Methods. [Click on this link for more information]
The department has organised six seminars this semester on a wide variety of sociological topics on Wednesdays from 1330 for 1 hour. All welcome. External speakers include Professor Stephen Gorard (Birmingham), Professor Sarah Franklin (Cambridge) and Professor Rachel Thomson (Sussex). [Please click on this link for dates, venues and abstracts]
The Department of Media and Communication and the Department of Sociology are pleased to offer a Graduate Research Assistantship for October 2013 entry to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme. This post will pay full-time University UK/EU tuition fees for four years and include an annual maintenance grant and salary. The application deadline is 28 February 2013. [Click on this link for more information about the GRA and how to apply]
Leicester sociologist Carlo Ruzza has edited and introduced a book published by Palgrave entitled Anti-racist Movements in the European Union: between Europeanisation and National Trajectories (with Stephano Fella). He also contributed a chapter to the book entitled "Anti-Racism at the EU Level"
The ESRC Festival of Social Science event 'Our Leicester: Understanding a Multicultural City' took place last week. Young people from two schools got together to devise a 'Youth Manifesto' at an event whose joint organisers included Leicester Sociologists Leah Bassel and John Williams. Jim Davis of BBC Radio Leicester (who was MC at the event) devoted some of his show to discussing the event (where presentations by the young people were made to an audience that included the Deputy City Mayor Rory Palmer) and how the Youth Manifesto for a successful multicultural city will now be taken forward. The show will be available online until the 20th November 2012 and the segment is from 1 hour 6 minutes to 1 hour 16 minutes. [Click on this link to hear the feature on Radio Leicester]
University of Leicester event on 7 November will produce a ‘Youth Manifesto’ for a successful multicultural city
World-renowned sociologist will speak about the formidable challenges posed by global warming in an already fully booked lecture
The finalised schedule for our departmental seminar series can now be found on the web. [Click on this link to go to departmental seminar information]
UN’s first day for awareness of girls’ issues on 11 October
Leicester sociologist Patrick White is part of the team (also including Stephen Gorard and Nadia Siddiqui from Birmingham and Carole Togerson from Durham) presenting at a free networking event this Friday (12.10.2012) at the University of Leicester. This event (the first of a series jointly run by Birmingham, Leicester, the Research Development Initiative and ESRC) is designed to support the improvement and widened use of 'quantitative' data by undergraduates in their social science degrees. [Click this link to find out more from the initiative web site]
Leicester sociologist Barbara Misztal has recently published two articles. The first entitled 'The Idea of Dignity: Its Modern Significance' is published in the European Journal of Social Theory. The second entitled 'Public Intellectuals and Think-tanks: A Free Market in Ideas?' is published in The International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society. [Click on this link for online access to the EJOST article via publisher] [Click on this link for online access to the IJPCS article via publisher]
Leicester sociologist Jane Pilcher has just published an article in Cultural Sociology entitled ''Small But Very Determined': A Novel Theorisation of Children’s Consumption of Clothing'. [Click on this link for online access via publisher]
Sociologist John Williams, Liverpool FC's official 'biographer', shares memories of fateful day.
Study examines media’s impact on communities during the riots
This seminar will take place on the 27 September 12.00 - 17.30pm
The department encourages excellent candidates to apply for two new professorships in Leicester Sociology. Our research is developing in the exciting and potentially transformative areas of Migration and Citizenship, Health and Wellbeing and Communication and Culture. The new Professors of Sociology will provide leadership in these areas and promote collaborative research development. Applications are invited from any area of research expertise, although candidates whose research interests are complementary to current departmental strengths are particularly welcome.
This lecture is now fully booked and no places are available.