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Sorry To Interrupt. It’s My Job

By Teresa Perez It’s been nearly eight weeks since I returned from The Sociological Review’s writing retreat. Facilitated by Rowena Murray on her home turf in Scotland, there are four phrases that have endured. I can’t prove causality but when I hear these phrases in my head, they always have a Scottish accent. In 1000 […]

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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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Strictly Come Writing: The Sociological Review Early Career Researchers Writing Retreat 2016

Time: Wednesday 14th September, 2016 – Friday 16th September, 2016 Location: Gartmore, Scotland The Sociological Review Foundation is delighted to announce that we have commissioned Rowena Murray to deliver a Writing Retreat for sociologists. Murray has devised and delivered structured writing retreats to support academics by providing dedicated writing time done in a group setting. To find out more […]

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Strictly Come Writing: The Sociological Review ECR writing retreat 2017

Time: Wednesday 13th September, 2017 – Friday 15th September, 2017 Location: Gartmore, Scotland The Sociological Review Foundation is delighted to announce that after the success of last year ECR writing retreat we have commissioned Rowena Murray to deliver another Writing Retreat for social scientist in 2017. We anticipate that this will become an annual feature of our […]

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Strictly Come Writing: The Sociological Review Early Career Researchers 2018 Writing Retreat

Time: Wednesday 12th September, 2018 – Friday 14th September, 2018 Location: Gartmore The Sociological Review Foundation is delighted to announce that after the success of the ECR writing retreat for two years, we have commissioned Rowena Murray to deliver another Writing Retreat for social scientists in 2018. You can find out more about the experiences of former […]

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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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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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Strictly Come Writing: The Sociological Review’s Early Career Researchers’ Writing Retreat 2019

Since 2016 The Sociological Review Foundation have been organising an early career researcher writing retreat. This year’s retreat will be 24th to 26th July at Gladstone’s Library, Wales.

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Taking Your PhD out from Under the Bed

I signed up to the Sociological Review’s Writing Retreat early in 2017 in a desperate bid to write up some papers from my PhD that I had hidden, figuratively and literally, under the bed. I had been gripped with an anxiety during my PhD that spilled out from imposter syndrome in the early years into […]

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Writing Retreats as Sites of Resistance, Inclusivity, Self-Care and the Care of Others?

By Carli Ria Rowell Delighted to have been one of sixteen attending The Sociological Review’s writing retreat from a pool of over seventy submissions I arrived at Glasgow central station on the afternoon of September 14th feeling both grateful and excited for what was to come. As a final year doctoral student I have spent […]

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