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Students and staff of the Sociology subject area at the University of Edinburgh present Doing, Being and Becoming Sociological, 5-6 May 2020, our postgraduate led 'New Directions' conference.

Our conference discusses where sociology came from, where it is at, and where it ought to be through the themes of doing, being and becoming. The conference theme invites us to examine the role of sociology and the university in society. It asks to consider how sociology intersects with and reflects on themes of globalisation, the heartland and the periphery, populism, nationalisms and decolonisation. How is sociology made up and of whom? Who can speak back in the global higher education economy? How is sociology done and what does it means to be in sociology and be sociological? How should we think again of ontology, epistemology and live methods? We invite panels, papers and reflections on the conference themes and on original research and research designs. Presentations are invited from all, particularly PhD students and early career researchers.

Keynote speaker: Dr Katherine Twamley

We are delighted to have Dr. Katherine Twamley as our keynote speaker. Dr Twamley is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Department of Social Science at UCL. Her research interests are around gender, love and intimacy, feminist practice, and family, with a geographical focus on India and the UK. Her work delves into micro-couple interactions through in-depth ethnographic and mixed methods research. She recently completed a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship examining the intersections of love and gender equality amongst first-time parents in the UK. She is author of Love, Marriage and Intimacy Among Gujarati Indians: A Suitable Match (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), which was shortlisted for the BSA Philip Abrams memorial prize, and co-editor of Feminism and the Politics of Childhood: Friends or Foes? (2018, UCL Press), as well as multiple other journal articles and book chapters.

Registration is now open for attendees and presenters.

Presentation submission guidelines:

- 300-500 abstract

- short bio: tell us about a sociologist (dead or alive) that you would like to have dinner with.

- Enter the submission when registering

- Deadline for presenters: March 26th, 2020

All events will take place in 50 George Square. Building details are here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/literatures-languages-cultures/about/getting-around/50gs-info

Accessibility guide to the building is here https://www.accessable.co.uk/the-university-of-edinburgh/central-area/access-guides/george-square-50

If you have any questions, please contact the conference committee at sociologynewdirections@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you there!



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