Sociology Seminar Series 2016-2017

Sociology Seminar Series, 2016-17, Semester 2

Room 916 Adam Smith Building, from 16.00-17.30.

All sessions, unless otherwise noted, will take place in the Adam Smith Building, Room 916, from 16.00-17.30.

All sessions are open to all and are free to attend.  The venue is accessible.

The Sociology subject area gratefully acknowledges the support of the MacFie bequest for this seminar series 

Enquiries to the convener Matthew Waites (


18 January 2017


Sylvia Morgan (Sociology, University of Glasgow)

Chair: Matthew Waites 

(Joint seminar with Gender and Sexualities Forum)


Constructing identities, reclaiming subjectivities, reconstructing selves: an interpretative study of transgender practices in Scotland



8 February 2017



Chrissie Rogers (Sociology and Policy, Aston University)

Chair: Karen Young

(Joint seminar with Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research)


Care-less spaces and disabling narratives: education, families and the criminal justice system



15 February 2017


Dan Woodman, President of the Australian Sociological Association (School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne)

Chair: Matthew Waites  


Researching generational change and inequality



22 February 2017



Sarah Armstrong and SCCJR colleagues

Chair: tbc

(Joint seminar with Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research)


The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice: Overviewing of research, approach and contribution/linkage to Sociology





8 March 2017



John Narayan (Department of Sociology, University of Warwick)

Chair:  Satnam Virdee

(Joint seminar with Socialist Theory and Movements Research Network)

Black Power: Over There and Over Here



9 March 2017

*Venue tbc*


Shamus Khan (Department of Sociology, Columbia University)

Chair: Sarah Armstrong

(Joint seminar with Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research)

How Cultural Capital Emerged in Gilded Age America: Musical Purification and Cross-Class Inclusion at the New York Philharmonic



22 March 2017



Professor Andrew Sayer (Sociology, Lancaster University)

Chair: Neil Davidson

A Relation to the World of Concern: Normativity, Social Science and the Body