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Op-Ed: Toronto can easily do more for Non-Status children

My colleagues and I published an op-ed recently on non-status childrens’ experiences with Parks and Recreation, as well as other city services.

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A discussion on public intellectual, value commitments and taking a side

‘There is no question in my mind that the intellectual belongs on the same side with the weak and unrepresented’ (Edward Said)

Edward Said who is one of the most influential theorists of Postcolonial studies, in his book Representations of the Intellectual (1996) discusses the public role of the intellectual. 2,151 more words

Public Sociology

Intellectual diversity, disciplines and public engagement

Why do psychologists and economists enjoy more prominence in the public sphere than sociologists? I’ve been thinking a lot in the last couple of days about what seems to me to be a failure of sociology to value or encourage media engagement by sociologists. 535 more words


Public Sociology and the Role of the Researcher: De Montford University, 29th March

On 29th March NTU’s Sharon Hutchings and Tom Vickers delivered a workshop of part of a symposium at De Montford University, titled ‘Public sociology and the role of the researcher: Engagement, communication and academic activism’. 344 more words

Participatory Research

Studying Society and Serving the Community: Bob Brown speaks at NTU, Nottingham

On Tuesday my department at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) hosted a guest speaker Bob Brown, for a discussion on the topic ‘Studying Society and Serving the Community’. 187 more words


CfP: Public sociology and the role of the researcher

Very pleased to be keynoting this fantastic BSA PhD conference in a couple of months:

What is the role of the researcher outside the academy? This event invites Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers to innovate and critically reflect on three related areas of public sociology: academic activism, public engagement, and participation and co-production.

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