Sociology News


Keep up to date with the latest developments in the Department of Sociology.

Political Theology of The Earth
8th March 2017 4.30-6.30pm Deptford Town Hall (DTH) 109 Goldsmiths, University of London Political Theology of The Earth Prof. Catherine Keller (Drew University) Discussant: Prof Vikki Bell (Sociology) In a moment of perilous political repatterning, our planetary entanglements emit signals of... Continue Reading →

The Other Davos: A Sociologist Goes to the World Economic Forum
Professor Evelyn Ruppert writes in The Sociological Review about her recent visit to Davos.

The Human Right to Dominate
Thursday 23 February – 6-7.30pm RHB 137, Goldsmiths College The Human Right to Dominate A lecture by Neve Gordon While human rights are generally conceived as a counter-hegemonic instrument for righting historical injustices, in the past two decades they have... Continue Reading →

Les Back in Liverpool
On Wednesday 8 February, Professor Les Back will be speaking at two events in Liverpool. The first at 4pm, is entitled: 60 years of Richard Hoggart’s The Uses of Literacy with Lynsey Hanley. The Second event for Les Back in Liverpool, is where he... Continue Reading →

What If: Privacy Becomes a Luxury Good?
Professor Evelyn Ruppert, Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths recently spoke as part of a session at #davos2017.  You can watch that session here.

A Decolonial Imagination: Sociology, Anthropology and the Politics of Reality
A Paper by Martin Savransky “A Decolonial Imagination: Sociology, Anthropology and the Politics of Reality” is now out in a special issue in Sociology on epistemologies of the south, edited by Boaventura de Sousa Santos and Gurminder Bhambra.

Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle
16 March, 2017 6-9pm MRB, Screen 5 Goldsmiths University of London For some people, a housing crisis means not getting planning permission for a loft conversion. For others it means, quite simply, losing their home. Dispossession: The Great Social Housing... Continue Reading →

Migrant Cartographies: Cities, Circuits and Circulations
12 May 2017 10am – 5pm RHB Cinema Goldsmiths University of London Cities are constituted in myriad enactments of migrant presence which generate urban dialectics of migrant-and-city composition. Cities condense many of the challenges we face in migration in the... Continue Reading →