Sociology News


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

The conflict between religion and media has deep roots
A recent report into the place of religion in public life presented a gloomy picture of the relationship between media and religion. Whilst media misrepresentations usually concern Muslims, the most vocal complainers are Christians. Abby Day argues the reason for this may... Continue Reading →

Frightened of Each Other’s Shadows 
It’s part of contemporary life we experience but are ashamed to discuss. But Nihal Arthanayake wants to talk it: about the things that are left unsaid. Featuring SociologyGold’s own Les Back (@AcademicDiary), listen again to the conversation at

Smart Ethnography?
Call for Papers for a Workshop to be held at Goldsmiths, University of London: 15-16 December, 2016 Convenors: Les Back [Sociology] & Mark Johnson [Anthropology] (Goldsmiths, University of London), Maggy Lee (Hong Kong University), Mike McCahill (University of Hull) Key Note: Mirca... Continue Reading →

“Value and Values”: Interaction, Infrastructures and Accumulation
Saturday December 3rd 2016 09.30-18.30 [followed by a wine reception at 18.30] Goldsmiths, University of London This event is free, but it is essential that you register. To register please go to: This event is the final symposium for the... Continue Reading →

Open Book presents “The Likes of Us”
20 July 2016 Professor Stuart Hall Building, LG01 2-5pm Open Book was established to support those at the margins of our society in addressing their situations through education. At the heart of the Open Book project is the belief that... Continue Reading →

Social Media and Society
From 11-13 July some 250 researchers from around the world attended a conference hosted by Prof Evelyn Ruppert (Sociology and Editor, Big Data & Society) and Dr Dhiraj Murthy (Sociology and Co-Director, Goldsmiths Centre for Creative and Social Technologies (CAST).

Muhammad Ali tribute event at The Curzon – 14th July

Alberto Toscono publishes new blog post
Alberto Toscano has published a blog post on ‘Giorgio Agamben’s Political Paradigm’ for a Stanford University Press hosted symposium on the Italian philosopher’s Homo Sacer project. The post focuses on his book Stasis and its conceptualisation of civil war.