Sociology Seminar series

Sociology Seminar series

Sociological Impact in Extraordinary Times

The School of Sociology's Seminar Series engages diverse forms of presentation and topical discussion to contribute to contemporary academic and public debate. It aims to generate meaningful approaches to social problems and to inspire new ecologies of practice. While raising issues of contemporary and future relevance, the series is also attentive to our history. It aims to think through our debt to negated and appropriated ways of knowing and being, which have formed the conditions of social scientific knowledge.

With this in view, the series is broadly oriented to the theme of Decolonising. Throughout its diverse topics and modes of presentation, we aim to explore the ways in which habits of thought, language, culture and sociality are tied to the material work of colonisation and decolonisation.

Submissions

If you wish to have a paper considered for the series, please send a title, abstract, brief biography and preferred presentation date to Rebecca Pearse.

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Upcoming events

Representing Identity in Online Networks

11am–12.30pm 22 Jul 2024

Researchers often know very little about social media users other than their public actions on a platform (for example, posting, sharing, liking) and when...

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Do climate models leave us cold? Devices, felt-virtualities and the sociology of heat

11am–12.30pm 5 Aug 2024

The paper seeks to ground heat and temperature more sociologically. The starting thought, which is possibly completely wrong, is that the modelling of global...

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Stolenwealth: Examining the expropriation of First Nations women’s unpaid care

11am–12.30pm 23 Sep 2024

This article examines the intersections between coloniality and gender in the generation and maintenance of Australian wealth. Settler colonialism is ongoing...

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Past events

Together, Apart: Transnational Family Separation in the PALM Scheme

6 May 2024

The recent expansion of regional guestworker migration schemes has altered the political economy of the South Pacific, creating a ‘permanent labour reserve’ (...

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Teaching in the climate crisis: Reflections from the humanities and social sciences

4 Mar 2024

In 2022, a group of researchers and educators from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe University came together to explore our pedagogical...

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Digital (in)justice?: Lay users and the technological transformation of the court system

26 Feb 2024

Abstract: England and Wales, like many other countries, are currently undergoing enormous technology-driven changes to their justice system. These changes,...

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Food System Transitions, Nutritional Insecurity and Oil Palm: Changing Landscapes of Social Reproduction in Sumatra's Plantation Belt

23 Oct 2023

In Southeast Asia, a plantation boom over recent decades has transformed landscapes and life-making on an immense scale, with some 16 million hectares of land...

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[CANCELLED] Exploring the use of a relational paradigm for understanding human-wildlife coexistence on the peri urban fringe

16 Oct 2023

In recent decades human population expansion has led to significant overlaps between human and wildlife communities. Accordingly, understanding how humans and...

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Stolenwealth: Examining the expropriation of First Nations women’s unpaid care

9 Oct 2023

This article examines the intersections between coloniality and gender in the generation and maintenance of Australian wealth. Settler colonialism is ongoing...

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Nineteenth Century Life Science and the Professionalisation of Sociology

18 Sep 2023

If we examine the professionalisation of the social science disciplines during the Nineteenth Century, we see a leveraging of the more established and more...

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Welcoming the Foreigner: A Possibility of Multispecies Hospitality

28 Aug 2023

Building on a long-term ethnographic engagement with Pakistani pigeon flyers, in this talk, I discuss the arrival of European racing pigeons in Pakistan and...

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Intersex Narratives in the Global South: Departures from Medical Imperatives

14 Aug 2023

Emphasis on medicalisation of sex and gender in North America—inspired by John Money’s work with intersex and transgender patients in the 1950s—has influenced...

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The Relationships and Health of Non-migrating Partners of International Labour Migrant Men in Nepal

24 Jul 2023

Over half of all Nepali households have at least one family member currently abroad or living in Nepal as a returnee (IOM, 2018). Because of economic and...

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