Can Sociology Make a Difference? Social research and social justice

How can social research make a difference? This event will showcase examples of exciting research being conducted by Warwick Sociology in partnership with people and organisations who are directly engaged in social justice work.

We want to share our research findings and lessons learnt from conducting collaborative research, and we also want to hear from people who have worked with university researchers in the past, or may do so in the future. What are the advantages of working together? What are the challenges? Can partnerships between universities and social justice organisations be fruitful for all involved, or are there too many competing priorities?

Please join us to discuss these issues and more. All are welcome and the event is free, but please register so we can keep track of numbers.

Speakers include:

Alice Mah, on her research project ‘Toxic Expertise: Environmental Justice and the Global Petrochemical Industry’ which includes research with participants as diverse asĀ global petrochemical companies and environmental NGOs, and people living in polluted areas.

Goldie Osuri, on her research on Kashmiri sovereignty with the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons.

Hannah Jones, on research she has conducted with colleagues from other universities and in collaboration with local community groups and national campaigners into the wider repercussions of government anti-immigration campaigning.

We hope to see you there. The discussion will be accompanied by wine, juice and snacks.

Categories: Committing Sociology

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