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Tue
23
May

Developing Conversation Analytic Skills 4: Word Selection

Pre-requisites: Developing Conversation Analytic Skills 1 (Turn-Taking) and 2 (Sequence Organisation)

Wed
24
May

Vigilante Science: Examples, Trends and Causes

I employ the term “Vigilante Science” – in analogy with the vigilante heroes in comic books

Wed
24
May

Antinomies of data-driven public services: the case of regionalisation of adoption in England

The adoption of children from care is a form of state-led family making – what Derek Kirton (2013) has called ‘Kinship by design.’

Thu
25
May

Traversing Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Social Research

Deadline for abstracts: 31 March 2017 We are pleased to announce our conference for postgraduate students and researchers interested in Interdisciplinary Social Research

Fri
26
May

Ways of Telling: Methods, Narratives and Solidarities in Migration Studies

The conference will feature key findings from the recently completed research project “Precarious Trajectories: Understanding the Human Cost of the Migrant Crisis in the Central Mediterranean” led by Dr Simon Parker

Wed
31
May

Remembering the Future

In 'Remembering the Future', Darran Anderson will re-assess utopian ideas in an age of pessimism

Prospective students

Social Sciences Virtual Open Day. 7 June, 3 - 5pm. Register now.

Discover more about postgraduate study at our virtual open day, 7 June.

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Current Students