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Kate Nash BSc PhD

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PositionProfessor
Department Sociology
Email k.nash (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7734
Kate Nash BSc PhD

Kate Nash did a Sociology degree at City University as a mature student, completing in 1990, and then a PhD in the Department of Government at Essex University, finishing in 1995. Kate has been teaching in the Department since 1999.

Kate is the co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy at Goldsmiths, and a Fellow of the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University. In 2010, Kate was Visiting Professor at the New School for Social Research, New York and Vincent Wright Professor at Sciences Po, Paris. In 2016, Kate was Visiting Professor at the UN University for Peace, Costa Rica.

Teaching

Kate currenty convenes and teaches on 'Constructing Human Rights', a core course of the MA in Human Rights, Culture and Social Justice; and a third year option 'Citizenship and Human Rights'. I also supervise MA dissertations, especially for students on the MA in Human Rights, Culture and Social Justice.

Areas of supervision

Kate is especially interested in supervising PhD students working on issues of cultural politics in relation to human rights, citizenship, social movements and media.

Currently supervising

  • Jaqueline Kinghan ‘Lawyers Changing Lives: A Contemporary History of Progressive Lawyers’ (AHRC funded)
  • Pablo Castano Tierno ‘Populism and feminism in Bolivia. The relations between women's movements and MAS governments' (with Sara Farris) (funded by La Caixa Bank Foundation, Spain)

Completed PhD students

  • Miranda Iosoffidis '”Uprisings don’t enter musemus”: Invoking the 1973 Athens Polytechnic Uprising, A Study of Political Myths’ (ESRC Funded)
  • Hilde Stephenson 'Making global publics? Communication and knowledge production in the World Social Forum' (ESRC funded) 2011
  • Elisa Fiaccadori 'The War on Terror and the State of Exception' (ESRC Funded) 2011
  • Laurence Pawley '“Constructing the Audience”: Manifestations of Citizenship in the BBC' (ESRC funded) 2009
  • Jennie Munday 'Crisis in the Countryside? An Investigation of the Countryside Alliance as a Rural Social Movement' (ESRC funded) 2008
  • Madeleine Kennedy McFoy 'Situated Citizenships, Routed Belongings: Learning and Living French and British Citizenship at School' (ESRC funded) 2007;
  • Francis R White 'British Indie Music In the 1990s: Public Spheres, Media and Exclusion' (ESRC funded) 2006;
  • Heidi Lempp 'Medical Education: the Transition from Student to Pre-registrar Doctor' 2004.

Research Interests

Kate is currently interested in a range of issues around human rights.  At the moment, Kate is especially interested in researching how film – from feature length documentaries to clips on youtube and ‘found footage’ that is used in court – is made part of strategies and campaigns to raise awareness of human rights wrongs and to inform and mobilise action to address them.

Publications

Book

The Political Sociology of Human Rights
Nash, Kate. 2015. The Political Sociology of Human Rights. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521148474

Contemporary Political Sociology: globalization, politics, power
Nash, Kate. 2010. Contemporary Political Sociology: globalization, politics, power. Chichester, Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978-1-4443-3075-5

The Cultural Politics of Human Rights: Comparing the US and UK
Nash, Kate. 2009. The Cultural Politics of Human Rights: Comparing the US and UK. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521618670; 9780521853521

Universal Difference: Feminism and the Liberal Undecidability of "Women"
Nash, Kate. 1998. Universal Difference: Feminism and the Liberal Undecidability of "Women". Basingstoke: Macmillan. ISBN 0-312-21004-3

Edited Book

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology
Nash, Kate; Amenta, Edwin and Scott, Alan, eds. 2012. The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology. Chichester, Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978-1-4443-3093-9

New Critical Writings in Political Sociology
Nash, Kate; Scott, Alan and Smith, Anna Marie, eds. 2009. New Critical Writings in Political Sociology. Aldershot, Hampshire and Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate. ISBN 978-0-7546-2750-0

Book Section

Is it social movements that construct human rights?
Nash, Kate. 2015. Is it social movements that construct human rights? In: , ed. The Oxford Handbook of Social Movements. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 743-752. ISBN 978-0-19-967840-2

‘The Promise of Pragmatic Sociology: Human Rights and the State’
Nash, Kate. 2014. ‘The Promise of Pragmatic Sociology: Human Rights and the State’. In: Simon Susen and Bryan Turner, eds. The Spirit of Luc Boltanski: essays on the pragmatic sociology of critique. London: Anthem. ISBN 9781783082964

Towards a political sociology of human rights
Nash, Kate. 2012. Towards a political sociology of human rights. In: Kate Nash; Edwin Amenta and Alan Scott, eds. The New Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology. Chichester, West Sussex; Malden, Mass: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 444-453. ISBN 9781444330939

We are citizens of the world?
Nash, Kate. 2012. We are citizens of the world? In: , ed. Global Values in a Changing World. Amsterdam: KIT, 182--202. ISBN 978 94 6022 210 8

Conventional and Contentious Politics
Nash, Kate. 2009. Conventional and Contentious Politics. In: Kate Nash; Alan Scott and Anna Marie Smith, eds. New Critical Writings in Political Sociology. Ashgate. ISBN 978-0-7546-2759-3

Democratic human rights
Nash, Kate. 2009. Democratic human rights. In: Rhiannon Morgan and Bryan S Turner, eds. Interpreting Human Rights: Social Science Perspectives. Routledge, pp. 87-103. ISBN 978-0-415-48615-6

Cultural Studies and human rights
Nash, Kate. 2007. Cultural Studies and human rights. In: Karin Harrasser; Sylvia Riedmann and Alan Scott, eds. Politik der Cultural Studies. Vienna: Turia und Kant. ISBN 978-3-85132-445-7

Out of Europe: human rights and prospects for cosmopolitan democracy
Nash, Kate. 2007. Out of Europe: human rights and prospects for cosmopolitan democracy. In: Chris Rumford, ed. Cosmopolitanism and Europe. Liverpool University Press. ISBN 978-1-8463-1047-8

Article

Global Capitalism and Human Rights
Nash, Kate. 2013. Global Capitalism and Human Rights. Journal of Globalization Studies, 4(1), pp. 63-77. ISSN 2075–8103

Human Rights, Movements and Law: On not researching legitimacy
Nash, Kate. 2012. Human Rights, Movements and Law: On not researching legitimacy. Sociology, 46(5), pp. 797-812. ISSN 0038-0385

States of Human Rights
Nash, Kate. 2011. States of Human Rights. Sociologica, 1(n/a), pp. 1-10. ISSN 1971-8853

Media and the Cultural Politics of Human Rights
Nash, Kate. 2010. Media and the Cultural Politics of Human Rights.

Between Citizenship and Human Rights
Nash, Kate. 2009. Between Citizenship and Human Rights. Sociology, 43(6), pp. 1067-1083. ISSN 0038-0385

Global citizenship as showbusiness : the cultural politics of Make Poverty History
Nash, Kate. 2008. Global citizenship as showbusiness : the cultural politics of Make Poverty History. Media, Culture and Society, 30(2), pp. 167-181. ISSN 0163-4437

Global citizenship as showbusiness: the cultural politics of Make Poverty History
Nash, Kate. 2008. Global citizenship as showbusiness: the cultural politics of Make Poverty History. Sociology Working Papers, pp. 1-27.

The Pinochet case: cosmopolitanism and intermestic human rights
Nash, Kate. 2008. The Pinochet case: cosmopolitanism and intermestic human rights. Sociology Working Papers, pp. 1-35.

The Pinochet case : cosmopolitanism and intermestic human rights
Nash, Kate. 2007. The Pinochet case : cosmopolitanism and intermestic human rights. British Journal of Sociology, 58(3), pp. 417-435. ISSN 0007-1315

Transnationalizing the Public Sphere: Critique and Critical Possibilities
Nash, Kate. 2007. Transnationalizing the Public Sphere: Critique and Critical Possibilities. Theory Culture & Society, 24(4), pp. 53-57. ISSN 14603616

The Politics of Framing: An Interview with Nancy Fraser
Nash, Kate and Bell, Vikki. 2007. The Politics of Framing: An Interview with Nancy Fraser. Theory Culture & Society, 24(4), pp. 73-86. ISSN 14603616

Political culture, ethical cosmopolitanism and cosmopolitan democracy
Nash, Kate. 2006. Political culture, ethical cosmopolitanism and cosmopolitan democracy. Cultural Politics, 2(2), pp. 193-211. ISSN 1743-2197 ; e-ISSN 1751-7435

Dangerous rights: of citizens and humans
Nash, Kate. 2006. Dangerous rights: of citizens and humans. Sociology Working Papers, pp. 1-19.

Human rights culture: solidarity, diversity and the right to be different
Nash, Kate. 2005. Human rights culture: solidarity, diversity and the right to be different. Citizenship Studies, 9(4), pp. 335-348. ISSN 13621025

Towards a Critical Sociology of Human Rights
Nash, Kate. 2005. Towards a Critical Sociology of Human Rights. Sociology Working Papers, pp. 1-21.

Cosmopolitan political community : why does it feel so right?
Nash, Kate. 2003. Cosmopolitan political community : why does it feel so right? Constellations, 10(4), pp. 506-518. ISSN ISSN 1351-0487 ; Online ISSN 1467-8675

Human rights for women: an argument for 'deconstructive equality'
Nash, Kate. 2002. Human rights for women: an argument for 'deconstructive equality'. Economy and Society, 31(4), pp. 414-433. ISSN 0308-5147

Thinking political sociology: beyond the limits of post-Marxism
Nash, Kate. 2002. Thinking political sociology: beyond the limits of post-Marxism. History of the Human Sciences, 15(4), pp. 97-114. ISSN 0952-6951