A research seminar series hosted by the Sociology and Social Theory Research Group (SSTRG) within the Social Research Institute at the UCL Institute of Education.
The series provides a forum for rigorous theoretical debate of different modes of civic agency and participation in diverse policy areas such as migration, health, education, culture and housing. It focuses on the political economy of citizenship in the operation, legitimation and resistance of government policy, the construction of neoliberal identities, the emergence of new spaces of grassroots participation in response to the marketisation of public/social services, and the relevance of global social movements and activism to contemporary public and private bureaucracies.
These public seminars are free and all are welcome to attend.
Mobs, Memes and Movements
A series of discussions examining contemporary social movements.
Date Title Speaker 14 May 2019
The digital party
Dr Paolo Gerbaudo, Kings College London 23 May 2019 Reading group
New populisms: From the Tea Party to the Yellow Vests
N/A 30 May 2019 Reading group
#MeToo, 4th wave feminism and identity politics
N/A 13 June 2019 Reading group
Movements and parties
27 March 2017 Inaugural Lecture
Performative citizenship: democratic and demagogic
Professor Engin Isin (QMUL and ULIP) Transcript available on request from convenor 8 May 2017 Everyday bordering as a new citizenship duty Professor Nira Yuval-Davis (University of East London) 30 May 2017 Citizenship-as-practice: 'movement social learning' on Twitter in the UK People's Assembly Against Austerity Dr Dan Mercea (City, University of London) Presentation available on request from convenor 22 June 2017 Rethinking utopia with social movements Dr Ana Dinerstein (University of Bath) 1 November 2017 On the Praxis of Global Citizenship: Rethinking the World Tribunal on Iraq Dr Ayça Çubukçu, Assistant Professor in Human Rights (London School of Economics and Political Science) 22 March 2018 Film: 'CCÀ SEMU, here we are. Lives on hold in Lampedusa' Dr Michela Franceschelli (UCL Institute of Education) 2 May 2018 Dr Titus Hjelm (UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies)
Image: Protest at the Brazilian National Congress, by Valter Campanato/ABr (Agência Brasil) via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 3.0 BR)