ECR workshop with Rivke Jaffe

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm, Friday 28th April, 2017

Location: Manchester Museum

The Sociological Review Foundation invite applicants to take part in a workshop with Rivke Jaffe (University of Amsterdam) taking place in advance of our Annual Lecture.

If your research involves thinking and dealing with ethical, political, positionality issues in ethnographic writing while focusing on ‘sensational’ topics, such as crime, violence, homelessness, this workshop offers a fantastic opportunity to work through critical issues in your work with Rivke Jaffe.

Successful participants will also have the opportunity to talk about publishing from your thesis with our managing editor, Michaela Benson and senior commissioning editor for social sciences at Manchester University Press, Tom Dark is a senior commissioning editor at Manchester University Press (MUP).

The day is organised so as to allow discussion between delegates and workshop leaders. All participants will be supplied with preparatory reading, and will be expected to contribute actively towards discussion and we expect successful applicants to attend the whole day. Places for delegates will also be reserved at our Annual Lecture following the workshop.

This Early Career Researcher event will be followed by The Sociological Review Annual Public Lecture: ‘Cities and the Political Imagination’ which will be delivered by Rivke Jaffe. You can register for the Annual Lecture here:

Rivke Jaffe is Professor of Cities, Politics and Culture in the Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses primarily on intersections of the urban and the political, and includes an interest in topics such as organized crime, popular culture and environmental pollution, drawing on fieldwork in Jamaica, Curaçao and Suriname. She is currently leading a major research program on public-private security assemblages in Kingston, Jerusalem, Miami, Nairobi and Recife, studying transformations in governance and citizenship in relation to hybrid forms of security provision. Her publications include Concrete Jungles: Urban Pollution and the Politics of Difference in the Caribbean (Oxford, 2016) and Introducing Urban Anthropology (with Anouk de Koning, Routledge, 2016).

This event is FREE but places are limited to 18 people. To apply for a place, please fill in the online application form by 17.00 on 24th February 2017.

Applicants will be notified by 13th March 2017.

All inquiries about this event should be directed to Jenny Thatcher:

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