Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Department research seminars

Upcoming seminars

In 2016-17, some of our departmental semianrs will have internal or external speakers: and others will be more informal, aimed at building links among our varied strands of research and leading potentially to new projects. 

In order to stimulate wider discussion and engage a lively debate, the formal seminars include:

  • a 45 minute presentation by the main speaker
  • a 15-20 minute discussion or response
  • a 30+ minute general discussion
Date Description Speaker(s) Time Location
  There are currently no dates scheduled. Please re-visit this page in 2018.      

Previous seminars

Date Description Speaker(s) Time Location
12 December 2017 Post Capitalism and  the end of work: Critique, alternative, and policy implications 13.15 - 14.45 CB 4.1
5 December 2017 Managing Death: A Comparative Framework 13.15 - 14.45 CB 4.1
29 November 2017 Promoting Wellbeing through Social Service: Hong Kong Non-Governmental Welfare Organisations in Mainland China
  •  Ka Ho Mok (Professor of Comparative Policy, Lingnan University, Hong Kong)
14.15 - 15.45 CB 4.1
21 November 2017 A Criminology Research Agenda for DSPS 13.15 - 14.45 CB 4.1
14 November 2017 Digital Trade and Political Economy 13.15 - 14.45 CB 4.1
7 November 2017 Strengthening local governance of globalised commodity systems: case studies from South Asia and Africa. 13.15 - 14.45 CB 4.1
31 October 2017 Circuits of power: the regional educational fractures of the UK and educational trajectories of the south-eastern elite
  • Sol Gamsu (Department of Education)
13.15 - 14.45 CB 4.1
24 October 2017 Measuring impact: how to be a case study
 
  • Louise Brown
  • Joe Devine
  • Paul Gregg
13.15 - 14.45 CB 4.1
19 September 2017 Big Data and Research in Social and Policy Sciences   13.15 - 14.45 CB 4.1
02 May 2017   Research ethics and the new Data Environment  
  • Jonathan Gray
  • Emily Rempel 
13.15 - 14.45 tbc
25 April 2017    Critical social science today: Opening possibilities, decolonising critique and denaturalising ‘society’ 
 
  •  Ana Dinerstein
13.15 - 14.45  tbc
04 April 2017   tbc 
 
  13.15 - 14.45  1W 2.104
28 March 2017  

Department Research Horizons: Challenges and Opportunities (2):
Our Strategic Direction

  13.15 - 14.45 1W 2.01
21 March 2017 

Rethinking social protection: Basic income and beyond 

 

  • Rana Jawad
  • Luke Martinelli
13.15 - 14.45 8W 2.34
14 March 2017  Networks and power in international development
 
 
  • Dr Moira Faul, Head of Research at the Public Private Partnerships Research Centre, University of Geneva and a visiting fellow with UNRISD 
13.15 - 14.45

1W 2.104

 

07 March 2017 

 

Department Research Horizons: Challenges and Opportunities (1)   13.15 - 14.45

8W 2.34

28 February 2017 
 
International perspectives on measuring poverty  13.15 - 14.45

8W 2.34 

21 February 2017 
 
Multi-dimensional poverty measurement as new social policy tool? Taking stock from international and national experiences and ways forward
  • Bilal Malaeb (Research Officer at the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative: MENA and West Africa region)
  • Jimena Maccio (Department of Economics and Interdisciplinary Programme on Human Development and Social Inclusion, Catholic University of Argentina)
13.15 - 14.45

1W 2.01

14 February 2017  Innovations in Teaching and Learning in the context of new paedagogic research 13.15 - 14.45

8W 2.34

 07 February 2017  Dealing with Dirty Cash: how think-tanks purify their funding relationships 
  • Jordan Tchilingirian
13.15 - 14.45

1W 2.104 

 31 January 2017 Organising interdisciplinary community teams in the Brazilian social assistance system: the role of psychologists, social workers, pedagogues, social scientists, and other professionals
  • Mariana Prioli Cordeira, Universidade de Sao Paulo
13.15 - 14.45 CB 3.16

13 December 2016
 

Social policy and the ethics of universalism 13.15 - 14.45 CB 4.6
29 November 2016 
 
The Global Challenge Research Fund – Next Steps   13.15 - 14.45 CB 4.6
22 November 2016  The New Shape of Family-Related Gender Stratification 13.15 - 14.45 CB 4.6
15 November 2016 The response to the 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic and return to 'business as usual' in Sierra Leone  13.45 - 14.45 CB 4.6
08 November 2016  Ethnography with marginalised groups - adaptations in fieldwork  13.45 - 14.45 CB 4.6
01 November 2016  Explaining institutional continuity and change: what does ‘process tracing’ have to offer? 13.45 - 14.45

CB 4.6

25 October 2016  Neo-liberalism and the Brexit vote: Against consensus interpretations 13.45 - 14.45 CB 4.16
18 October 2016  Come and hear from some more of our new colleagues!    

  13.15 - 14.45 CB 4.16
11 October 2016 

Come and hear from our new colleagues  -  and make links with their research
 

  13.15 - 14.45 3E 3.8
10 May 2016 Does It Matter that Occupations Don’t Exist? The Case of Occupational Therapy in Illinois 1.15 - 3.05pm 2 East 3.1
26 April 2016 Differences in Infant and Child Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa: Boys, Girls, Twins and Mothers 1.15 - 3.05pm 3 West 4.7
12 April 2016 Is the welfare state really to ‘the grave’ in the twenty first century? Funeral policy and its contexts 1.15 - 3.05pm 3 West 4.7
15 March 2016 What is your proposal? Complex policymaking and brute politics 1.15 - 3.05pm 3 West 4.7
16 February 2016 The end of social Europe? Democracy, austerity and crisis 1.15 - 3.05pm 3W 4.7
8 December 2015
From ‘what works’ to ‘how it works’: going beyond the metrics in wellbeing policy and research
 
1.15 - 3.05pm
3E 3.5, University of Bath
24 November 2015

Poverty and Child Development

  • Greg Duncan, University of California Irvine
  • Discussant TBC
1.15 - 3.05pm
1WN 3.11, University of Bath
10 November 2015
From there to here to....where? Middle Eastern migrants, humanitarian response and EU social governance 
1.15 - 3.05pm
1WN 3.11, University of Bath