Department of Social & Policy Sciences seminars spring 2019

View the schedule of seminars taking place in the Department of Social & Policy Sciences (SPS).

Spring 2019 seminar series

The Department of Social & Policy Sciences seminars are open to students and staff across the University. They include a mix of internal and external speakers sharing their research findings.


February 2019

Tuesday 5 February

From Circulation to Network Connectivity: Crisis and the Rise of Social-Robotics

Speaker: Professor Emeritus Mark Duffield, University of Bristol

Time: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Venue: 6 East 2.2

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Tuesday 12 February

A Critical Theory of Hope

Speaker: Dr Ana C Dinerstein

Time: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Venue: 6 East 2.2

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Tuesday 19 February 2019

An introduction to the research of the Institute for Policy Research

Speaker: Professor Nick Pearce

Time: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Venue: 6 East 2.2

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Tuesday 26 February

"My parents like that I've grown myself again": The moral ambiguities of rehabilitation in the context of the healthy prison

Speaker: Professor Yvonne Jewkes

Time: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Venue: 6 East 2.2

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March 2019

Tuesday 12 March

Conceptualising measurement of complex concepts such as global poverty

Speaker: Professor Gary Goertz, Visiting Parkin Fellow

Time: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Venue: 6 East 2.2

Tuesday 19 March 2019

Contextual approach to health and mental health among Latina immigrants

Speaker: Dr Venera Bekteshi

Time: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Venue: 6 East 2.2

Thursday 21 March

Thinking positively about a PhD

Speakers: Professor Yvonne Jewkes, Professor Rachel Forrester-Jones and Dr Sarah Moore

Time: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Venue: 6 East 2.2

Tuesday 26 March

Speaker: Dr Rod Hick, Cardiff University

Time: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Venue: 6 East 2.2

April 2019

Tuesday 2 April

Speakers: Maike Klein and Victoria Christodoulides

Time: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Venue: 6 East 2.2

Tuesday 9 April

Speakers: Hannah West, Zainab Mai-Bornu, Dr Roy Maconachie, and Dr Oliver Walton

Time: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Venue: 6 East 2.2

Tuesday 16 April

A new measure of poverty for the UK: why and how?

Speaker: Matthew Oakley, Social Market Foundation

Time: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Venue: 6 East 2.2

May 2019

Tuesday 7 May

Speaker: Dr Jennifer Golan

Time: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Venue: 6 East 2.2

Thursday 9 May

Speaker: Diana Teggi

Time: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Venue: 6 East 2.2

Tuesday 14 May

Speaker: Fran Johnson

Time: 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Venue: 6 East 2.2