Events & seminars 2020

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 and zoom links please contact Dr Alicia Davis

Wednesday 7 October, 1pm

Speaker: Nick Evans

'Far from the Caliph’s gaze: being Ahmadi Muslim in the holy city of Qadian'

Bio: Nicholas Evans is a social anthropologist based at the LSE. His most recent book - Far from the Caliph’s Gaze - is an ethnography about belief, belonging and the quest to prove a Muslim identity among members of South Asia’s minority Ahmadiyya sect. He is currently writing on a trade book about the lives of political exiles in London.

Wednesday 21 October, 2pm

Speaker: Winnie Lem, Dept of International Development Studies & Women's Studies, Trent University

'Reflections on Militant Populism in Contemporary France: The Gilets Jaunes Insurgency'

Wednesday 4 November, 1pm

Speaker: Joel Busher, Coventry University, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

'Negotiating ethical dilemmas during an ethnographic study of anti-minority activism: A personal reflection on the adoption of a ‘non-dehumanisation’ principle'

Wednesday 11 November

SpeakersLeon Freude & Matthew Waites, University Barcelona & University of Glasgow

Sexual Nationalisms, Homonationalism and Political Homophobia: Comparing Quantitative Data on Attitudes in Africa  


Wednesday 18 November, 12pm

Speaker: Heather Wardle, University of Glasgow

'Games without frontiers? Socio-historical perspectives on the games/gambling intersection'


Wednesday 2 December, 1pm

Speakers: Giorgos Charalambous, & Gregoris Ioannou, University of Nicosia & University of Glasgow

'Left Radicalism and Populism in Europe'


Wednesday 16 December, 1pm

Speaker: Meaghan Tinsley, University of Manchester

The Past, Present, and Future of Anticolonial Nostalgia