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Catch up with the latest events in the Department of Sociology, for 2023/2024.

Rights, virtues and humanity: re-thinking the ethics of human rights

Rights, virtues and humanity: re-thinking the ethics of human rights Rights, virtues and humanity: re-thinking the ethics of human rights
In this lecture, Kimberly Hutchings will explore the critical landscape of human rights thinking today and how we might re-think the concept of human rights in ways that will sustain its power as an ethical discourse into the future.

 

Except Palestine: law, humanity and politics

Except Palestine: law, humanity and politics Except Palestine: law, humanity and politics
We explore how and why international law and ideas of humanity attend to, and exceptionalise, the case of Palestine and Palestinians. İt brings together scholars of international law, media, culture, human rights and politics.

 

 The Social Life of Money for Children

The Social Life of Money for Children The Social Life of Money for Children
Inspired by Nigel Dodd’s The Social Life of Money, this lecture proposed an analysis of entangled economic lives, that is, how meaning, structure and politics jointly shape the flow of monies within households.

 

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As part of the British Journal of Sociology Annual Lecture, Dr Rebecca Elliott interviewed Professor Nina Bandelj.

 

The golden passport: global mobility for millionaires

The Golden Passport: global mobility for millionaires The Golden Passport: global mobility for millionaires
This event marks the publication of Kristin Surak’s new book, The Golden Passport: global mobility for millionaires, which offers the first on-the-ground investigation of the global market for citizenship by investment.

 

Can Russia be Remade?

Can Russia Be Remade? Can Russia Be Remade?
With the war in Ukraine well into its second year, we are joined by Nina Khrushcheva to discuss the fault lines that the war has opened up in Russian society - and the potential of the Russia left to use these fractures to push for a more progressive Russia.

 

See below for our archived events:

2022/2023


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Smashing the Class Ceiling
LSE Festival 2023

Professor Sam Friedman, Professor Lee Elliot Major, Professor Stephen Machin

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The Changing Inequalities of Citizenship
LSE Festival 2023

Dr Robtel Neajai Pailey, Dr Kristin Surak, Dr Eleanor Knott, Dr Armine Ishkanian

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mike festival

This is Not America: Why Black Lives in Britain Matter
LSE Festival 2023

Tomiwa Owoladevis, Professor Mike Savage

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ayca fest

What Would a Fairer Society Look Like?
LSE Festival 2023

Daniel Chandler, Dr Ayça Çubukçu, Swatee Deepak, Lord Willetts, Professor Neil Lee

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Adam Przeworski

The Future of Social Democracy

Professor Adam Przeworski, Dr Robin Archer

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Professor Sandro Mezzadra

Spaces of Struggle: Rethinking Internationalism in an Age of War and Transition

Professor Sandro Mezzadra, Dr Ayça Çubukçu

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Prof Paolucci

Putting Bourdieu and Marx in Dialogue

Dr Gabriella Paolucci, Dr Poornima Paidipaty, Professor Bridget Fowler, Professor Mike Savage

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Reflections on ‘The Quantified Scholar’ 
British Journal of Sociology Annual Lecture

Dr Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra, Professor Sam Friedman, Professor Sarah de Rijcke, Professor John Holmwood, Professor Fran Tonkiss, Professor Gurminder K Bhambra, Dr Daniel Laurison

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Irregular Rights: Abortion, Domestic Violence, and the uses of Illegality

Professor Poulami Roychowdhury, Professor Monika Krause

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The Politics of the Turkey/Syria Earthquake: Responses and Aftermath

Dr Karabekir Akkoyunlu, Dr Hişyar Özsoy, Dr Rim Turkmani and Amberin Zaman, Dr Ayça Çubukçu

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Siba

Everyone and No One: Moral Solicitude and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Professor Siba N'Zatioula Grovogui, Professor Shiera Malik

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Louise-Ashley

Highly Discriminating: Why the City isn't Fair and Why Diversity Doesn't Work

Dr Louise Ashley, David Goodhart, Professor Mark Williams, Professor Sam Friedman

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Social Science is Explanation or it is Nothing

Professor Julian Go, Professor Noorjte Marres, Professor Melinda Mills, Professor Mike Savage, Professor Monika Krause

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In Conversation with Dr Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa

Dr Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa

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2021/2022


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On Writing, Motherhood and Care

Iman Mersal, Lola Olufemi, Dr Mai Taha

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Thinking Against Empire: anticolonial thought as Social Theory

Professor Julian Go

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Families and Money: exploring gender inequality in elite families

Professor Annette Lareau, Sibylle Gollac, Dr Aliya Rao

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Neoliberal Freedom as Stoic Resignation

Dr Jessica Whyte

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Dismantling the Apartheid of Our Time: the Palestinian Liberation Movement as an anti-racist struggle

Dr Noura Erakat

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 The Migrant’s Paradox: Street Livelihoods and Marginal Citizenship in Britain

Professor Gargi Bhattacharyya, Professor Suzi Hall, Dr Ajmal Hussain, Professor Engin Isin

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Palestine is Throwing a Party and the Whole World is Invited

Dr Kareem Rabie, Dr Gökçe Günel, Lucy Garbett, Dr Deen Sharp, Dr Sara Salem

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Black resistance to British policing

Black Resistance to British Policing

Dr Adam Elliott-Cooper, Dr Nivi Manchanda, Dr SM Rodríguez, Dr Vanessa Eileen Thompson, Dr Sara Salem

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Dissident Histories of Pakistan

Shahzad Abbas, Dr Koni Benson Fahad Desmukh, Dr Chana Morgenstern, Sara Kazmi, Ahmad Salim, Dr Mahvish Ahmad

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The Human in Human Rights - Part III

Professor Craig Calhoun

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Paul Mason

How to Stop Fascism?

Paul Mason

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Toward a sociology of climate risk

Emily Bugden, Dr Tanya Fiedler, Professor Nick Robins, Matthias Täger

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2020/2021

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Defending Academic Autonomy in Turkey

Dr Elif Babul, Yigit Torun, Professor Mine Eder, Dr Nazan Ustundag, Hayri Ince, Dr Ayça Çubukçu

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Professor Thomas Piketty

Debating Capital and Ideology

Professor Gurminder Bhambra, Dr Jens Lerche, Dr Sanjay G. Reddy, Professor Diego Sánchez-Ancochea, Dr Nora Waitkus, Professor Thomas Piketty, Dr Poornima Paidipaty

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Cosmopolitanisms: past, present, future?

Professor Etienne Balibar, Dr Ayça Çubukçu

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On Jihad, Empire and Solidarity

Dr Catherine Baker, Professor Tarak Barkawi, Dr Darryl Li, Dr Mahvish Ahmad

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Underwater: Loss, Flood Insurance, and the Moral Economy of Climate Change in the United States

Professor Eric Klinenberg, Professor Paula Jarzabkowski, Dr Daniel Aldana Cohen, Dr Rebecca Elliott, Dr Austin Zeiderman

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Gurminder Bhambra

A Polity Divided: empire, nation, and the construction of the British welfare state
British Journal of Sociology Annual Lecture

Professor Gurminder K Bhambra

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Have We Reached The End Of The 1951 Refugee Convention?
Annual Human Rights Day Lecture

Professor Seyla Benhabib

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The Human in Human Rights
Co-hosted with LSE Human Rights

Professor Craig Calhoun

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Anticolonial Afterlives

Book Launch: Anticolonial Afterlives

Dr Adam Elliott-Cooper, Dr Dina Makram-Ebeid, Dr Adam Hanieh, Professor Laleh Khalili, Dr Sara Salem, Professor John Chalcraft

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American Resistance

Professor Dana Fisher

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2019/2020

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Humankind: a hopeful history

Rutger Bregman

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Set the Night on Fire: LA in the sixties

Professor Mike Davis, Professor Jon Wiener, Professor Robin D G Kelley, Dr Glyn Robbins

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The Fate of Internationalism: talking solidarity in a pandemic

Dr Anthony Alessanddrini, Dr Ayça Çubukçu, Dr Noura Erakat, Dr Christina Heatherton

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Radiographies of the Human and the Inhuman: victims and perpetrators of Mexico's drugs wars

Dr Ernesto Schwartz-Marin

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Ordinal Citizenship
British Journal of Sociology Annual Lecture

Professor Marion Fourcade

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2018/2019

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Rethinking Human Rights: a southern response to western critics

Dr Muthoni Wanyeki

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Internationale Blues: revolutionary pessimism and the politics of solidarity

Professor Robin Kelley

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Raquel Rolnik: Urban Warfare - housing under the empire of finance

Professor Raquel Rolnik, Dr Glyn Robbins, Dr David Madden

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Racial Inequality in Britain: the Macpherson Report 20 years on

Professor Kalwant Bhopal, David Lammy MP, Dr Clive James Nwonka, Dr Faiza Shaheen

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The Class Ceiling: why it pays to be privileged
Hosted with the International Inequalities Institute

Dr Sam Friedman, Dr Daniel Laurison, Dr Louise Ashley, Dr Faiza Shaheen

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Tabula Rasa Regeneration

Alberto Duman, Dan Hancox, Malcolm James, Anna Minton

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From "having" to "being": self worth and the current crisis of American society
British Journal of Sociology Annual Lecture 2018

Professor Michèle Lamont

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Renewing Sociology in the Digital Age

Professor Susan Halford

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For the Love of Humanity: the World Tribunal on Iraq

Dr Ayça Çubukçu, Professor David Graeber, Haifa Zangana, Professor Kimberly Hutchings, Dr Tor Krever, Dr Lori Allen

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2017/2018


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Standing With (Polyamorists) and Speaking as Faith (in Indigenous Scientists): Making Good Relations Not Research
BSA Postgraduate Forum Event

Dr Kim TallBear

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White Lines: young people, conviviality and conflict in peripheral places

Professor Anoop Nayak

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Backlash: saving globalisation from itself

Dr Joe Zammit-Lucia, David Boyle

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Trouble at the Top: is Britain's leadership still fit for purpose?

Professor Aeron Davis, Polly Toynbee, Joe Earle

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Migration and the City
Co-hosted with LSE Cities

Professor Ash Amin, Dr Victoria Redclift

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The Future of Ageing
Hosted by the LSE Festival: Beveridge 2.0

Professor Michael Murphy, Dr Rebeca Aldunate, Nicci Gerrard, Jane Vass

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The Challenge of Richness? Rethinking the Giant of Poverty
Hosted by the LSE Festival: Beveridge 2.0

Dr Tania Burchardt, Amy Feneck, Dr Sam Friedman, Dr Luna Glucksberg 

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Eileen Barker

Is God Really Dead? Why Belief Matters

Professor Eileen Barker, Professor Conor Gearty

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Nigel Dodd
Cash: the future of money in the Bitcoin age
Hosted by LSE Law

Professor Nigel Dodd, Dr Tatiana Cutts, Dr Eva Micheler, Dr Philipp Paech

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Arlie Russell Hochschild

Strangers in Their Own Land: bridging a growing divide

Professor Arlie Russell Hochschild

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Alondra Nelson

The Social Life of DNA: racial reconciliation and institutional morality
British Journal of Sociology Annual Lecture

Professor Alondra Nelson

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Alex Vasudevan

What is Housing For?

Dr David Madden, Dr Alex Vasudevan, Anna Minton

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2016/2017


Andrew Walder

Mao Zedong and the Cultural Revolution: history versus myth

Professor Andrew Walder

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Hartmut Rosa

Do We Really Live in an Acceleration Society?

Professor Hartmut Rosa

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Aldon Morris

British Journal of Sociology Annual Lecture – Sociology of WE Du Bois: why du Bois is the founder of American scientific sociology

Professor Aldon Morris

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The Rotten Financial System (Rot $) is the Enemy. We are the Opposition, Part 1

Vivienne Westwood

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2015/2016


Lynsey Harley

Respectable: the experience of class

Lynsey Hanley

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Helen Pearson

The Life Project: the extraordinary story of 70,000 ordinary lives

Dr Helen Pearson

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Walter Powell

Social Media and Social Change: analysing debates over valuation

Professor Walter W Powell

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Mike Savage

Social Class in the 21st Century

Dr Niall Cunningham, Professor Fiona Devine, Dr Sam Friedman, Dr Daniel Laurison, Dr Lisa McKenzie, Professor Mike Savage, Dr Helene Snee, Dr Paul Wakeling

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Richard Swedberg

British Journal of Sociology Annual Lecture – Before Theory Comes Theorizing or How to Make Social Science More Interesting

Professor Richard Swedberg

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2014/2015


Liz Fekete

Race and Class: challenging inequalities

Liz Fekete, Kiri Kankhwende, Professor James Nazroo, Dr Debbie Weekes-Bernard

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Thomas Piketty

Inequality in The 21st Century: A Day Long Engagement with Thomas Piketty

Professor David Soskice, Professor Wendy Carlin, Professor Bob Rowthorn, Professor Diane Perrons, Professor Stephanie Seguino, Dr Lisa McKenzie, Professor Naila Kabeer, Dr Laura Bear, Professor Gareth Jones, Professor Mike Savage, Sir John Hills, Sir Tony Atkinson, Professor Thomas Piketty

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Divided Cities: urban inequalities in the 21st century

Professor Fran Tonkiss

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David-Birch

"My Purse, My Person": money and identity

David Birch, Professor Nigel Dodd, Tom Hockenhull, Professor Nicky Marsh

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Judy Wajcman

Pressed for Time: the acceleration of life in digital capitalism

Professor Judy Wajcman, Genevieve Bell

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Troy Duster

British Journal of Sociology Annual Lecture – A Post-Genomic Surprise: the molecular reinscription of race in science, law, and medicine

Professor Troy Duster

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Laurie Hanquinet

New Forms of Cultural Capital

Professor Philippe Coulangeon, Dr Sam Friedman, Dr Laurie Hanquinet

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Nigel Dodd

The Social Life of Money

Professor Nigel Dodd, Professor Keith Hart

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Danny Dorling

Inequality and the 1%: What goes wrong when the rich become too rich?

Professor Danny Dorling

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