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Department of Sociology

Seminar series 2021-22

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

All seminars will take place on Tuesday afternoons from 12:30-2pm. Members of the University of Cambridge will be 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. We recommend bookmarking this page, as all links and recordings will be shared here in due course.

The 2021-22 series has been convened by Dr Ali Meghji.

Date Speaker
Tue 19 Oct 2021

"Epistemic positioning and epistemic injustice"

Dr Jana Bacevic (Durham University)

Tue 2 Nov 2021

"Colonialism and Modern Social Theory"

Prof Gurminder Bhambra (Sussex University) and Prof John Holmwood (University of Nottingham)

Tue 16 Nov 2021

"Debating the Drug War: Racial Politics, Mass Media, and the War on Drugs"

Dr Michael Rosino (Molloy College)

Tue 30 Nov 2021

"Traces of a (faded) past: materiality, memory and anticolonial Egypt"

Dr Sara Salem (LSE)

Tue 1 Feb 2022

"Where next for poverty in Britain?"

Prof Tracy Shildrick (Newcastle University)

*Cancelled due to strike action*

"The Return of Inequality"

Prof Mike Savage (LSE)

*Cancelled due to strike action*

"How the Campaign Industry Defines US Democracy"

Prof Daniel Laurison (Swathmore College)

Tue 15 Mar 2022

"A Feminist Theory of Violence"

Prof Françoise Vergès (Collège d'études mondiales)

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