Call for Submissions: Social Science Postgraduate Conference

The PGR conference committee is pleased to invite postgraduate researchers to our annual social science conference entitled Translation and Transformation, to be held on Wednesday 5th June, 2013 here in the Department of Sociological Studies at The University of Sheffield. We are pleased to announce that this year our key note speaker will be Professor Richard Jenkins.

Call for submissions
We are inviting proposals for papers and posters aimed at exploring your research to date and encourage your presentations to be innovative in their delivery, organisation and range of topics – with special emphasis on how they might convey your message to other doctoral students.  Continue reading

Call for Submissions: Troubling Gender Conference

Charlotte Jones and Jennifer Kettle, convenors of the Postgraduate Gender Research Network, have organised a one-day interactive conference about intersectional feminism. The conference, entitled Troubling Gender: The Question of Multiple Identities will be held on Friday 24th May, 2013 at ICOSS, University of Sheffield, and will be open to academics and activists from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds to share ideas and research in a friendly and supportive environment.

Keynote speakers will be Dr. Bridget Byrne (University of Manchester) and Professor Avtar Brah (Birkbeck, University of London). Details of workshops will also be announced soon.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is 24th February, 2013. For more information, please take a look at the conference website.

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Welcome to the to the Department of Sociological Studies Blog here at the University of Sheffield. We feature an eclectic mix of articles, book reviews and advice from both staff and students, focusing on the wide range of research being conducted here at Elmfield. We are dedicated to presenting sociology in an accessible and engaging way, whilst fostering an inclusive and supportive platform for sociological comment. We hope you enjoy the blog.