Wed, 23 June 2010
In this eighth edition we are very pleased to welcome Alan Warde, Professor in the department of sociology at the University of Manchester and Co-Director of the ESRC Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition (CRIC). He also has extensive experience as an assessor and panel member for consideration of postdoctoral funding applications to the ESRC.
This episode was produced, edited and hosted by Mike Bracher for the BSA PG Forum.
Direct download: PGF_108_-_Post-doctoral_pathways_with_Alan_Warde.mp3
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Thu, 17 June 2010
Interdisciplinary group of research students from the University of Bristol and Cardiff University The PSS meets regularly to discuss areas of common interests and to support one another's writing plans. Previous events organised by the PSS include a workshop on Eurocentrism (2008) and a workshop on Alain Badiou (2009).
The PSS are: Maria Balen, Thomas Hayes, Andrew Holmes, Laura Morosanu, Lorenzo Silvaggi, Rosa Vasilaki and Filip Vostal. Join us on facebook: Philisophy of Social Science (PSS) Study Group
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Sat, 5 June 2010
Welcome to another edition of PG Focus - bringing you news, interviews, and showcasing postgraduate sociological research.
In this edition we are very pleased to welcome Neera Chandhoke - professor in the department of political science at Delhi University (India) - and plenary speaker at the 2010 BSA Annual Conference.
This is the first of two parts of a conversation which was recorded at the Conference. In part 1 - Neera Chandhoke speaks with Srila Roy on the topics of:
*Postcolonial developments in Indian social science.
*Contemporary conceptions of civil society and political engagement in the Indian context.
*NGO's, accountability and the state.
Professor Chandhoke is Director of the developing countries research centre at Delhi University, and the current president of the Asian political and international studies association. She is the author of:
*2003, The Conceits of Civil Society, Delhi, Oxford University Press
*1999, Beyond Secularism: The Rights of Religious Minorities, Delhi, Oxford University Press
Her current work is an exploration of the right of secession.
Srila Roy is a Lecturer in Sociology & Social Policy at the University of Nottingham. Her interdisciplinary research interests draw on feminist theory, cultural studies, psychoanalysis, postcolonial and anthropological work. In substantive terms, Srila's work explores issues of gender, postcolonial feminism and feminist theory, cultural memory, violence and trauma, and the affective economies of social movements and everyday life; with a regional specialism in India and South Asia.
The second part of this conversation will be featured in another PG Focus release later in the year.
A transcript of this episode can be downloaded here
This episode was produced, edited and hosted by Mike Bracher for the British Sociological Association.