We are WalkingLab, a queer-feminist walking research-creation collective.[i] At WalkingLab we organise international walking events, conduct research with diverse publics including youth in schools, and collaborate with artists and scholars to realise site-specific research-creation events[ii] that complicate and rupture the White-cis-hetero-ableist-patriarchal canon of walking scholarship. There is currently a global momentum on walking methods, indicated… Continue reading WalkingLab by Dr Sarah Truman and Dr Stephanie Springgay
Here's a round-up of the top sociology podcasts out there recommended by academic Twitter: Thinking Allowed on the BBC - this is a classic. Laurie Taylor talks to two or three experts on a sociological topic. It has been going for years, so you have (at time of writing) 626 episodes to choose from. The… Continue reading Top sociology podcasts
As the great wave of digital technology breaks across the world, artificial intelligence creeps increasingly into the very fabric of our lives. From personal virtual assistants and chatbots to self-driving vehicles and tele-robotics, AI is now threaded into large tracts of everyday life. It is reshaping society and the economy. Klaus Schwab, founder of the… Continue reading The AI Revolution: Balancing Opportunities and Risks, by Prof Anthony Elliott
Here are the results of our poll: The other responses were: all of the above + 10 supervision problems impact on mental health problems with academic culture stressing over being good enough finding time to work on PhD when doing it part-time responding positively to challenging feedback From this poll, it looks like, for a… Continue reading Poll and results: What’s the most challenging part of doing a PhD?
I am really not the sort of person to say I am intelligent and I am happy to admit I know nowt really. I am not really the kind of person on Facebook or Twitter to get involved in deep debates like Brexit... uhhh god no, give me a good meme any day because I… Continue reading What I want you to know about Foodbank use and food insecurity in the UK, by Kate Haddow
The long way round (to get to where I, ultimately, have always wanted to be) My first sociology conference, and my first trip to Glasgow. Yes, of course, I was excited. I had flown over from Ireland, especially for this event. As I await the responses from institutions for my PhD applications, I am thrilled… Continue reading The long way round, by Dipak Panchal
During my undergraduate degree, my “working-class” credentials became a central part of my identity. I then embarked on a PhD exploring working-class transitions with conviction that my research would help others “like me”; shedding light on their stories and making sure their voices were heard. Two years on, and having heard these stories, my commitment… Continue reading Why I stopped calling myself working-class