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An Undisciplined Poster

By Catherine Price In June, I was fortunate enough to present a poster at the Undisciplining Conference. I talked about Structure and Undisciplining in a post for the live blogging project undertaken during the conference, and I had similar feelings when producing this poster. I felt I was producing a poster which was disruptive. Posters […]

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British Sociological Association Conference 2018: Identity, Community, and Social Solidarity

Newcastle, UK, 10-12 April 2018     The 297-page British Sociological Association 2018 conference programme struck me, being relatively new to such things, as just a little daunting. And while I started to plan my time by cross-referencing the most apparently relevant of the themed conference streams, my partner quickly corrected me. “You’ll need to go through all […]

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Darkness over Europe

By Jessamy Perriam Last weekend I co-organised a group of Goldsmiths Sociology PhDs meeting at Cumberland Lodge in the days immediately after the referendum result. Suffice it to say, the mood was reflective in light of this. A handful of us spent time at the Lodge last year and at the time naively found the […]

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‘Publish or Perish!’

By Fawzia Mazanderani Any aspiring academic has heard, and possibly shuddered, at those words before. And for researchers within the social sciences and humanities, the call to ‘Shut up and Write’ booms all the louder, for writing is tantamount to academic survival and success. Yet the hallways and common rooms of universities worldwide are privy […]

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Mind the Gaps: Crossing Disciplinary Borders and Into the Future

By Gemma Hughes Crossing the first border: returning to the Academy from the ‘real world’ On embarking on doctoral research (eleven years, two children and one mortgage after my Masters degree) I had relatively few concerns about the disciplinary borders that I have since transgressed. After all, I had already blithely switched disciplines years before […]

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My Academic Diary: Jana Bacevic

Jana BacevicPhD researcherUniversity of Cambridge 7.05 I open my eyes. Over the past year, I’ve rarely been woken up by alarm clocks. The luxury of waking up naturally is a consequence of the decision I have made about a year and half ago – to do a PhD in sociology. However, I am hardly what […]

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Social Media and Doing a PhD, What Do You Need to Know – A Postgraduate Workshop

The Sociological Review Foundation is delighted to announce that it will be running a postgraduate workshop facilitated by Mark Carrigan, Inger Mewburn (Thesis Whisperer) and Pat Thomson (patter). This workshop will build on our December 2017 workshop Sociology and Social Media: Problems and Prospects to address the challenges and opportunities which social media produce for […]

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Looking at the Monkey Bars

By Craig Hamilton My living room is where I do most of my work. It has a window that looks out on a point halfway between a school and a park. My kids go to the school, and like all the other kids they play in the park when the school finishes. The park has […]

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Critical Sociologies of Disability Within and Beyond the Academy: Some Post Conference Reflections

By Francesca Peruzzo Would you be able to put the thrill of presenting your own research, your own findings, and your own applied analytical methods in two important international conferences within your field of studies into words? Funding from the Sociological Review Foundation allowed me to attend two of the most prominent conferences on disability […]

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An interview with Carli Ria Rowell, reflecting on her participation in our annual writing retreat

It’s less than a week to go until our next ECR writing retreat. In this short video Carli Ria Rowell, doctoral researcher at the University of Warwick, reflects on her participation in last year’s retreat and explains what she gained from the experience. She discussed this at greater length in this essay, published earlier this year. Originally […]

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Just Don’t Make It Too Predictable: Structuring Academic Work with ADHD

By Katta Spiel In June 2016, I attended a comedy special after a conference. ADHDeclaration described one person’s experience of finding themselves after diagnosis and was intended to create empathy. I thought it would be a light evening of learning more about a condition I knew little about. But I left the event in tears. […]

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The (Habitus) War Is over… If You Want It?

By Laura Bentley It was 13th September, and after navigating my way from Dudley to Birmingham I was finally on the train to Glasgow to take part in The Sociological Review’s 2017 Writing Retreat. Throughout the week leading up to that moment I had experienced conflicting emotions. I was excited that I had been offered a […]

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Chronic Academics

The Foundation of a Chronic Academic

By Amarpreet Kaur I made it three months into the first year of my Bachelors degree when a disc in my neck succumbed to the pressure of swelling and prolapsed to compress my spinal cord. I had been diagnosed with a degenerative spinal condition four months earlier, but that was not the anticipated prognosis. My […]

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Consider this a Starting Point

By Elizabeth Bennett I have written elsewhere about suffering from chronic pain and the treatment that I underwent during my doctoral studies. As a result of this, I have had the opportunity to read some inspiring and thought-provoking accounts from other writers, and to benefit from their wisdom. I feel very proud to be in the company of these women, but […]

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Doing a PhD in Sociology

We asked our Twitter followers what advice they had for those currently doing or planning to do a PhD in Sociology. This is what they had to say: Doing a PhD in Sociology Originally published 4th October 2016.

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