Academia, Blog Topics, Early Careers, Postgraduate, Sociology

William Outhwaite, Newcastle University

1) What/Who inspired you to become a researcher in the first place? This was more or less automatic, with a heavy dose of luck, as I moved from my undergraduate degree to an MA and then PhD. For my MA I chose to go from Oxford to Sociology at Sussex, rather than doing more philosophy… Continue reading William Outhwaite, Newcastle University

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Rob MacDonald, Teesside University

"An Accidental Sociologist"  Rob discusses with Katy in this short podcast the joy, connection and frustrations of research. Including how reading a sociologists words in a newspaper inspired him and the advice he'd give to a researcher starting out today. Twitter: @RFMacDonald  Tees Research Repository For those with accessibility issues, a transcript can be downloaded… Continue reading Rob MacDonald, Teesside University

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Les Back: Scholarly Life and the University in Ruins

At the 2015 Autumn Postgraduate forum event on The Making of the Sociological Researcher, Les Back gave this thought provoking keynote. He has kindly agreed to share the text in full in addition to the podcast of his talk which can be found below.   Ros Gill has argued that the neo-liberal university, with its… Continue reading Les Back: Scholarly Life and the University in Ruins