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Department of Sociology

 

Lent Term 2019

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"What is the Sociology of Reproduction All About?"

Tuesday 29th January 2019 | 12:30-2pm | Room B, 17 Mill Lane

Prof. Sarah Franklin, University of Cambridge

 Professor Sarah Franklin moved from the London School of Economics to take up the Chair of Sociology at Cambridge in October 2011. In 2012 she received awards from the Wellcome Trust, ESRC, and British Academy to establish the Reproductive Sociology Research Group (ReproSoc) which has since gone on to become one of the leading research centres in the rapidly expanding field of reproductive studies.

Chaired by Dr Darin Weinberg, University of Cambridge.

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Prof Oliver Roy

“Is Europe Christian?”

Tuesday 12th February 2019 | 12:30 - 2pm

***Venue Changed - Room 2, Mill Lane Lecture Theatres (8 Mill Lane)***

Lunch will be served from 12pm at the Sociology Department (16 Mill Lane).

Prof. Olivier Roy, European University Institute

Olivier Roy (1949) is presently Professor at the European University Institute (Florence): he is the scientific adviser of the Middle East Directions programme at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and heads the ReligioWest research project (funded by the European Research Council).

The discussion will be chaired by Dr Teije Donker, University of Cambridge.

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Dr Sam Friedman

“The Class Ceiling: Why It Pays To Be Privileged”

Tuesday 26th February 2019 | 12:30-2pm

***Venue Changed - Room 2, Mill Lane Lecture Theatres (8 Mill Lane)***

Dr. Sam Friedman, London School of Economics

Dr Friedman is a sociologist of class and inequality whose research focuses in particular on the cultural dimensions of contemporary class division. He has recently completed a book entitled The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be Privileged (with Daniel Laurison), which examines social mobility into Britain’s higher professional and managerial occupations.

The discussion will be chaired by Dr Ali Meghji, University of Cambridge. Lunch will be served from 12pm at the Sociology Department (16 Mill Lane).

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Prof Rosalind Gill

“Insta-glam: Smartphones Apps and Beauty Surveillance”

Tuesday 12th March 2019 | 12:30-2pm

***Venue Changed - Room 2, Mill Lane Lecture Theatres (8 Mill Lane)***

Prof. Rosalind Gill, City University of London

Professor Rosalind Gill studied Sociology and Psychology at Exeter University, and completed her PhD in Social Psychology at the Discourse and Rhetoric Group (DARG), Loughborough University in 1991.  Her career has included posts at Goldsmiths and King's College London, and she worked for ten years in the LSE's interdisciplinary Gender Institute. She joined City, University of London in October 2013.

The discussion will be chaired by Dr Ella McPherson, University of Cambridge. Lunch will be served from 12pm at the Sociology Department (16 Mill Lane).

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