Social Transformation Within and Beyond the Academy

The Sociological Review Foundation is pleased to announce its first ECR Workshop in Australia, to be held at the University of Sydney on Tuesday 26th September 2017. The workshop will explore the possibilities for social transformation to occur within and beyond the academy, and interrogate the role of the academic in social change. The ECR Workshop offers the opportunity for ECRs—both PhD students and recent post-doctoral researchers—to think through possibilities for research-driven engagement in socially transformative practices and politics inside and outside the academy.

The workshop is organised by Dr Rosemary Hancock, ECR Editorial Board Member of The Sociological Review and Lecturer in Social Justice at the University of Notre Dame Australia, and Associate Professor Greg Martin, Editor of The Sociological Review and Chair of Sociology at the University of Sydney. The invited guests, Professor Romand Coles of Australian Catholic University; Associate Professor Claudia Tazrieta of the University of NSW, and Dr Amanda Tattersall of the University of Sydney, bring their extensive experiences working in both the academy and activist/organising spaces to the collaborative discussion.

The workshop will be run as a Roundtable discussion and intends to engage with work in progress, to encourage new ways of thinking and/or new practices.

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