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Department of Sociology


Michaelmas Term 2018

“Confession as disavowal: Public confessions of Turkish state actors of state crimes against Kurds during the 1990s”

Wednesday 3rd October 2018 | 12:30-2pm | 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 7

Yesim Yaprak Yildiz, University of Cambridge

Yesim Yaprak Yildiz has been working on human rights violations in Turkey for over ten years. She previously worked for organisations including Amnesty International, Freedom from Torture and UN Women. She is currently a visiting post-doctoral research fellow at EHESS.

The discussion will be chaired by Dr Tiffany Page, University of Cambridge.

Teije Hidde Donker

“Resistance and Religion in the Middle East”

Tuesday 16th October 2018 | 12:30-2pm | 17 Mill Lane, Room B

Dr. Teije Donker, University of Cambridge

Teije Hidde Donker’s research interests revolve around questions of power, identity and religion in contexts of political transitions, focusing specifically on Tunisia, Syria and Turkey. He does this in relation to mobilized Islam─or mobilization aimed at structuring society and politics according to Islam as faith.

The discussion will be chaired by Dr Manali Desai, University of Cambridge.

“How to Do Things with Sensors”

Tuesday 30th October 2018 | 12:30-2pm | 17 Mill Lane, Room B

Prof. Jennifer Gabrys, University of Cambridge

Prof. Jennifer Gabrys is a new Chair in Media, Culture and Environment in the Department of Sociology at Cambridge, where she will lead new research and teaching initiatives in digital social research, media studies, social theory, environmental participation, science and technology studies and citizen data. Her research investigates environments, digital technologies and citizen participation through theoretical and practice-based work.

The discussion will be chaired by Dr Stuart Hogarth, University of Cambridge.


“Changing practices: lessons from a re-study of eating out in England”

Tuesday 27th November 2018 | 12:30-2pm | 17 Mill Lane, Room B

Prof. Alan Warde, University of Manchester

Professor Alan Ward works partly in the Sociology Department and partly as Co-Director of the ESRC Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition (CRIC). Research projects in CRIC focused on developing theories of consumption, with particular emphasis on food, and on economic sociology.

The discussion will be chaired by Prof Christel Lane, University of Cambridge.