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Department of Sociology


The Sociology Seminar Series is a showcase of sociological excellence on a broad range of contemporary topics.

Members of the University of Cambridge are invited to log in via Raven to join these sessions in Zoom. Members of the public are invited to follow the livestreams for each event via the Department's YouTube channel. For reminders about the seminar series, please follow our Facebook event page.

The 2020-21 series has been convened by Dr Ali Meghji.

Lent 2021

Date Title

Tue 2 Feb (12:30 GMT)

Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus

Professor Jennifer Hirsch (Columbia University) and Professor Shamus Khan (Columbia University)

Tue 16 Feb (12:30 GMT)

What role does culture play in (in)equality?

Dr Nirmal Puwar (Goldsmiths University), Dr Anamik Saha (Goldsmiths University), Dr Anna Bull (University of Portsmouth) and Dr Clive James Nwonka (LSE).

Tue 2 Mar (12:30 GMT)

Nationalism as a sociological problem

Dr Meghan Tinsley (University of Manchester) and Dr Sivamohan Valluvan, (University of Warwick)

Tue 16 Mar (12:30 GMT)

Racism before Racialized Capitalism

Professor Satnam Virdee (University of Glasgow)

Michaelmas 2020

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*POSTPONED* with apologies

Liminal Subjecthood: A Fugitive Possibility

Professor Akwugo Emejulu (University of Warwick)


Tue 3 Nov (12:30 GMT)

Reactionary Democracy and the US Election

Dr Aaron Winter (UEL) and Dr Aurelien Mondon (University of Bath)

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Tue 17 Nov (12:30 GMT)

Crunch Time: How Married Couples Confront Unemployment

Dr Aliya Rao (LSE)

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Tue 1 Dec (12:30 GMT)

Inequality and Bridging Group Boundaries through Narratives of Hope

Professor Michèle Lamont (Harvard University)

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