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 Maria Hynes and Rebecca Pearse

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Upcoming events

Sartorial sensibilities: COVID-19 and gendered changes in work attire

11am–12.30pm 1 Aug 2022

As we slowly return to the office and in-person meetings after over two years of restrictions and lockdowns due to the global coronavirus pandemic, thoughts...

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Towards recognition for the digital commons: Mapping researcher contributions to software innovation

11am–12.30pm 15 Aug 2022

Free and open source software (FOSS) created in self-governed online projects is now ubiquitous in IT products and services. Microsoft’s purchase of the GitHub...

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“You’re only family when you’re rich”: Cross-border kinship visa documents and relational work

11am–12.30pm 22 Aug 2022

This paper examines how migrants make sense of the interactive dynamics between cross-border kinship and economic exchanges by focusing on the narratives of...

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Bridging the languages of the biophysical and the social in expert advice on sustainability: Reflections on the International Resource Panel

11am–12.30pm 29 Aug 2022

Across the environmental turn in the social sciences, many compelling arguments have been put forward on the need to understand and act on planetary crisis in...

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Difference and the epistemics of social inquiry

11am–12.30pm 17 Oct 2022

Difference in social inquiry is to be valued first in the form of the un-nameable blooming, buzzing profusion and confusion of any and all here-nows. Such...

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Past events

The great reversal: how did we go from (almost) universal support for Black Lives Matter to a moral panic over critical race theory?

2 May 2022

Join James Arvanitakas for "The great reversal: how did we go from (almost) universal support for Black Lives Matter to a moral panic over critical race theory...

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Race beyond perception: analysing race in post-visual regimes

26 Apr 2022

Join Thao Phan for "Race beyond perception: Analysing race in post-visual regimes".  In their influential introduction to racial formations, Michael Omi and...

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Weighing the Future: Race, Science, and Pregnancy Trials in the Postgenomic Era.

21 Mar 2022

Join Natali Valdez for her talk, "Weighing the Future: Race, Science, and Pregnancy Trials in the Postgenomic Era". Current large-scale studies selectively...

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POSTPONED “I’m done:” poetic reflections on narrative and stillness towards end of life for people with deteriorating heart failure.

7 Mar 2022

This event has been postponed until further notice.    Join Caitlin Pilbeam for “I’m done:” poetic reflections on narrative and stillness towards end of life...

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[POSTPONED] Which ways are we going? Notes on the sociology of class in Australia

18 Oct 2021

Pleaese note this event has now been postponed until 2022.   Join Beck Pearse and Mike Beggs for 'Which ways are we going? Notes on the sociology of class in...

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POSTPONED: (Belated) Book Launch: Paul K Jones, Critical Theory and Demagogic Populism (Manchester UP)

11 Oct 2021

NOTE: Due to the current lockdown from COVID-19 in the ACT, this event has been postponed until further notice.   Book event: Critical Theory and Demagogic...

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Colonialism and Modern Social Theory

5 Oct 2021

*** Update: Due to the current COVID-19 Situation in the ACT and resultant lockdown, this event will now be held online only via Zoom.Join Professors Gurminder...

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Two publics or one? The campaign to recognise Indigenous Australians in the constitution

20 Sep 2021

Join Tim Rowse for 'Two publics or one? The campaign to recognise Indigenous Australians in the constitution' This paper is based on a work in progress for a...

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Bogans, larrikins, surfers and swagmen: Critical examinations of masculinity, whiteness, class, and identity in Australia

23 Aug 2021

Join Andrea Waling for 'Bogans, larrikins, surfers and swagmen: Critical examinations of masculinity, whiteness, class, and identity in Australia' This talk...

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Melanin, geology, sculpture: Notes on form

9 Aug 2021

Join Ari Larissa Heinrich for 'Melanin, geology, sculpture: Notes on form' In this talk I’ll read from a work in progress called ‘Decolonial Melanin: Notes on...

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