Dear fellow postgraduates, The BSA Postgraduate Forum pledges its solidarity with all those taking strike action to defend their right to a fair pension. In particular, as our primary purpose as a Forum is to facilitate a safe, supportive environment for the postgraduate community, we pledge solidarity with postgraduate students who have made a choice… Continue reading In solidarity with the strike
On Wednesday 15th November 2017, the BSA Postgraduate Forum hosted our annual autumn event, this time on the theme 'Innovative Methods for Researching Societal Inequalities'. Here, PG Forum Co-convenor Kate Haddow reflects on the day. For more highlights, see the Twitter hashtag #BSAPGMethods This was myself and Emmaleena’s first event as postgraduate convenors for the… Continue reading Reflections on Innovative Methods for Researching Societal Inequalities
By Anonymous PGR On returning to University this semester myself and my PGR colleagues were informed that, due to space shortages across the Department, the post-graduate offices in our school were going to be ‘re-utilised’ by the ‘space management committee’. We were informed that we’d all be moved to an open plan, hot-desking office. We… Continue reading Hot-desking and the Race to the Bottom.
Christy Kulz is a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education working on a three-year research project that explores how schools and their subjects are governed through the education market and social mobility dreamscapes. Her research monograph, Factories for Learning: producing raced and classed inequality in the neoliberal academy… Continue reading Dr. Christy Kulz: Doing ethnography: institutions, power, ethics and the personal
Caroline Knowles is Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths. She is interested in migration, globalisation, and cities. As part of a Leverhulme Fellowship, ‘From Oil to Garbage: Navigating the Flip-flop Trail’, she has been following the territory across which a pair of flip-flops travel during their lifetime. This blog post describes one research day on the… Continue reading Caroline Knowles, Goldsmiths
For a summary of the day, see Kate Haddow's blog here. Wednesday 15th November 2017, 9am-4pm Imperial Wharf, London We are pleased to host an event for postgraduate students who are interested in the possibilities for employing creative methods for studying various inequalities. This event offers members a chance to hear from a range… Continue reading Innovative Methods for Researching Societal Inequalities
In this post, PhD student Ashleigh Watson reflects on making So Fi zine and how we can 'do' sociology in new ways. Submissions for So Fi zine Edition #2 are open now. Sociological fiction is creative work that brings sociological imagination to life. Arguably all sociological writing (or should…) engage this imagination to tell stories… Continue reading Writing sociological fiction & making So Fi zine