1 Mar 2013: Frisby Memorial Lecture

Issued: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 17:42:00 BST

Transforming Capitalism through Real Utopias

Professor Erik Olin Wright (University of Wisconsin)

4-6pm, Lecture Theatre 2, Boyd Orr Building

Professor Wright is Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin (Madison). He is one of the world's leading analysts of contemporary class formation, and his work in this area has been of influence across the social sciences and beyond. More recently, in addition to acting as President of the American Sociological Association, he has been a leading figure in the 'Real Utopias' project, which has been concerned with investigating practical proposals and models for social change. Professor Wright will be reflecting on this work in his lecture.

Introduction by Professor Iain Boyd Whyte (University of Edinburgh).

All are very welcome to attend, and to join us for drinks after the lecture. 


The Sociology Seminar Series is supported by the MacFie Bequest, named after Professor Alec MacFie, Adam Smith Professor of Political Economy at the University from 1945 to 1958. 

Any enquiries about the seminar series can be addressed to: Andrew.Smith.2@glasgow.ac.uk