Date: 12-14th April 2023
Location: University of Manchester
This years British Sociological Associations flagship event is being held at the University of Manchester on 12-14th April 2023. This year, keynote speakers include the BSA president Gurminder K. Bhambra, Finn Mackay from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), and Ali Meghji from the University of Cambridge.
Gurminder K. Bhambra has a significant record in colonial and postcolonial works including Rethinking Modernity: Postcolonialism and the Sociological Imagination
Finn Mackay is a senior lecturer at UWE and sports an in-depth history of works surrounding feminism, particularly in the United Kingdom. Mackay has written for The Guardian and has also published the book Radical Feminism: Feminist Activism in Movement.
Ali Meghji is associate professor in social inequalities at Cambridge and has a body of works surrounding race and ethnicity, critical race theory, and postcolonialism including his book Black Middle-Class Britannia: Identities, Repertoires, Cultural Consumption.
The theme for this year’s conference is Sociological Voices in Public Discourse. This is particularly timely focus given the current social crises facing the world today. The idea is to consider ways in which sociology can be used to engage the public and amplify voices and ideas within the public arena. This is a focus which I find particularly interesting as this is one of the core principles of SociologyMag. We want to bring sociology closer to the public domain through the use of popular articles which draw upon sociological knowledge.
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