Call for papers: Generations, socialisation, and adult identity


The aim of this BSA Early Career event is to bring together Early Career Researchers and senior academics to discuss contemporary tensions in the socialisation of children. Continue reading


Meeting the employers!

By Catherine Butler, 3rd-year Sociology undergraduate.

At 20 years old there really is nothing like the feeling of dread that rushes over you when someone asks, ‘So what are you going to do after university?’

However, following an easy-going afternoon with a variety of local employers, many students left the Sociology programme’s ‘Meet the Employers’ event feeling more prepared and excited for their future careers. Continue reading

Reflections on living and freedom

By Lidis Garbovan, PhD student in Sociology.

On 29 August 2017 the small town of McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, in the Himalayas was packed with thousands of people from several countries: Tibetans and Indians, Italians, Russians, Americans, British, Spanish, Colombians, as well as guests from Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Singapore.

At 07.30am I joined the long queue to register for the event that all these people were here for: to attend the lectures of the 14th Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1989 for his efforts towards peace and non-violence. Continue reading

Romantic relationships in a time of ‘cold intimacies’: a one day conference

Report by Lauren Palmer, Sociology Graduand.

This British Sociological Association Early Career workshop and networking event took place on 17th July 2017 at Canterbury Christ Church University. It focused on bringing together both newer and more established scholars who are currently working on research concerned with romantic couple relationships. Continue reading