- Researching Digital Cultures/Researching Cultures Digitally: NW Digital Research Methods Festival, 12-13 Sept 2018. Organised by Dr Zoe Alker, Dr Dani Bel-Arribas, Dr Phillip Brooker, Prof Barry Godfrey, Dr Andrew Kirton, Dr James Lowry, Dr Michael Mair & Dr Naimh Thornton
- Towards a Critical Historical Geographies of Education, American Association of Geographers Annual Conference, New Orleans, 13 April 2018. Co-organised by Dr Kirsty Morrin w/ Corblan, F (Uni of London) & Gamu, S. (Uni of Bath)
- New Directions in Ethnomethodology Workshop, University of Liverpool in London, 28-29 March 2018. Organised by Dr Michael Mair.
- NCRM Innovation Event: The Visual Field, Manchester Museum, 22-23 January 2018. Organised by Dr Michael Mair. with Professor Mark Elliot (University of Manchester).
- Dark Tourism: International Conference, University of Liverpool, 15th-16th September 2017. Organised by Prof Barry Godfrey.
- Digital Panopticon Conference, St George’s Hall, 13-15 September 2017. Organised by Prof Barry Godfrey.
- Conference on Violence, Culture and Victimhood, Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool, Thursday 11th May 2017
- Conference on Criminology, criminal justice and ex-military communities: the way ahead? Eleanor Rathbone Building, University of Liverpool, Friday 10 June 2016
- Conference on ‘Perspectives on Economy and Austerity’ Co-organised by Dr Paul Jones (Sociology) and Claes Belfrage (School of Management), The Quaker Meeting House, Liverpool, Friday 4 December 2015. See the Storify of the day.
Conferences and presentations
- Campbell, P. (2018) ‘Persistent Creativity’, Cultural Policy Observatory Ireland, Queen’s University Belfast, Ireland.
- Sormani, P., Brooker, P, Mair, M. & Dutton, W. (2018) 'Just What Are We Doing When We're Describing AI? Harvey Sacks, The Commentator Manchine and The Descriptive Turn in Artificial Intelligence', EASST2018: Meetings - Making Science, Technology and Society Together, Lancaster University, UK.
- Plüss, C. (2018) ‘Cosmopolitanism Questioned: Mid- and High-Skilled Chinese Singaporean Migrants in Global Cities’, XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, 15-21 July.
- Morrin, K. (2018) ‘Clearing Pathways on Old Soil: Entrepreneurship, Education and the Working Classes, American Association of Geographers Annual Conference 2018, New Orleans, USA.
- Brooker, P. (2018) ‘Reflections on Programming-as-Social-Science as a Hybrid Study’, New Directions in Ethnomethodology, University of Liverpool in London, London, UK.
- Mair, M. & Watson, P. (2017) ‘Action on Video: EM/CA Approaches to Understanding Moving Images’ [PANEL SESSION], International Institute of Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis IIEMCA 2017 Conference, Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio
- Mair, M. (2017) ‘Combat Related Killings: Visual and Sociological Inquiries’, Visual Sociology: A Symposium, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool
- Mair, M., M.,Elsey, C. & Kolanoski, M. (2017) ‘The Moment of Attack’, American Sociological Association Annual Conference 2017, Montreal, Canada
- Mair, M. (2017) ‘Analysing Videos, Recasting Inquiries? Reflections on Video Work’, International Institute of Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis IIEMCA 2017 Conference, Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio
- Mair, M., Elsey, C. & Kolanoski, M. (2017) ‘Air War, Target Identification and the Military Viewer’, International Institute of Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis IIEMCA 2017 Conference, Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio
- Dr Stefanie Doebler is co-convening, with Dr Gemma Catney, the religion and ethnicity strand at the British Society for Population Research (BSPS) conference, Department of Geography, University of Liverpool, 6 – 8 September 2017
- Professor Walklate presented 'Gendering sexual violence(s): elisions, silences, gaps' at an international seminar, University Institute of Maia – ISMAI, Porto, Portugal, 4 April 2017
- Dr Stefanie Doebler presented a paper 'No Blacks!', 'Foreigners Out!', 'Locals Only': Negativity Towards Immigrant Out-groups in Northern Ireland' at the British Sociological Association conference, Manchester, 4 – 7 April 2017
- Dr Kirsteen Paton co-coordinated (with Dr Emma Jackson, Goldsmiths) the Cities and Mobilities Stream, and organised a walking tour of Manchester with Dr Steve Hanson (City University, London) at the British Sociological Association conference, Manchester, 4 – 7 April 2017
- Dr Kirsteen Paton presented a paper 'Place revisited: class, stigma and urban restructuring in the case of Glasgow's Commonwealth Games' during a special session on The Sociology of Stigma at the British Sociological Association conference, Manchester, 4 – 7 April 2017
- Dr Stefanie Doebler contributed a paper 'Informal caregiving and mental ill health – differential relationships by workload, gender, age and area-remoteness in Northern Ireland' to a webinar: "Using the UK Longitudinal Studies for research on health and health inequalities", run by the UK Longitudinal Studies, December 2016
- Professor Barry Goldson presented a paper entitled 'Comparative juvenile justice: from global human rights standards to sub-national practices' at the American Society of Criminology Conference in New Orleans. The paper was part of a specialist themed panel entitled ‘Various colors of juvenile justice: some key messages from comparative research’ that derives from the four-year Comparative Youth Penality Project that Professor Goldson is leading with colleagues from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, November 2016
- Dr Kirsteen Paton is presenting her research ‘Gentrification in the post-crash city: austerity, stigma and evictions’ at the Rotterdam Urban Lecture Series, 19 September 2016
- Leona Vaughn is presenting her PhD research at the RENKEI PAX School: Enslaving the Mind workshop, in Kyoto (Ritsumeikan University) and Nagasaki, Japan, 14 – 23 September 2016
- Will McGowan is presenting his PhD research at the RENKEI PAX School: Enslaving the Mind workshop, in Kyoto (Ritsumeikan University) and Nagasaki, Japan, 14 – 23 September 2016
- Dr Caroline Pluss is chairing the first Best Book Prize Committee of the Research Committee on Migration (RC31) of the International Sociological Association in Vienna, July 2016
- Dr Michael Mair was invited to present 'Making Theory Inpactful' at the ESRC PGR Conference, Liverpool, 16 - 17 June 2016
- Dr Kirsteen Paton was invited to present Rethinking Urban Inequality in Contemporary Times, with Loїc Wacquant, at the University of Sheffield, 20 June 2016
- Dr Kirsteen Paton was invited to present ‘Everyday Evictions in the 21st Century’ at the University of Limerick, 6 April 2016
- Dr Micharl Mair was invited to present 'Analysing Videos, Recasting Sociology: Insights from Visual Work' at the Ways of Seeing IV: Visual Inquiry in the Social Sciences Intelligibility, Analysis and Reflexivity event at Istituto Svizzero do Roma/Swiss Institute Rome, 27 May 2016
- Dr Susan Pickard is presenting her research Exploration of Japan’s ideal longevity society: a more equal age system? seminars at Osaka, Japan (Human Sciences) and presenting in Tokyo at the Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, April, 2016
- Dr Ross McGarry presents at the University of Sheffield’s Centre for Criminological Research Seminars, Why a criminology of war? 27 April 2016
- Professor Sandra Walklate is presenting ‘Bare your body, bare your soul? The historical traces of war’s violence(s) on violence against women’ at the Birbeck Criminology Seminar Series, 3 March 2016
- Dr Karen Evans was an invited speaker on ‘Futures of Community safety?’ at the Westminster Briefing event: Community Safety Under the New Government in Manchester, 24 November 2015
- Professor Sandra Walklate presents at the University of Sydney on Making Criminological Sense of the Paris Attacks, July 2015.
Keynote and plenary
- Professor Walklate presents a keynote speech 'Crime, Victimization and Justice' at the II International Colloquium on Violence, Crime and Deviance, at the Fernando Pessoa University, 6 April
- Dr Kirsteen Paton co-coordinated (with Dr Emma Jackson, Goldsmiths), were the discussants for Professor Imogen Jackson’s plenary paper 'Deportable and Disposable Lives: “Mayism”, Brexit and the Expulsive Power of the Illiberal State’ at the British Sociological Association conference, Manchester, 4 – 7 April 2017
- Professor Barry Goldson presents a keynote speech at the Prevention of crime and resocialisation of children in contact with the criminal justice system conference, 29 November 2016, Santiago do Chile
- Dr Kirsteen Paton presents a keynote at the Housing: Critical Perspectives Conference in association with Liverpool University and Liverpool John Moores University and Architecture MPS, 8th April 2015
- Professor Barry Goldson co-hosts a ‘Making Research Count’ seminar at the University of Salford on The Controversies of Child Imprisonment: Messages from Research, 10th December 2015 (register free)
- Professor Sandra Walklate, Barry Goldson and Karen Evans at the Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
- Professor Walklate presents a Keynote Speech at the Asian Criminology Conference, Hong Kong
- Professor Barry Goldson presents a plenary at the 3rd International Youth Studies conference at Maynooth University, Ireland
In the news
- Dr Carly Lightowlers: Regular Pub Binge Drinkers are More Likely to Be Violent: Article in The Conversation
- Dr Michael Mair and : The Europeanisation of the Armed Drone: Article in Brave New Europe
- The Conversation: Professor Sandra Walklate, with Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Professor JaneMaree Maher and Professor Jude McCulloch, Victoria leads the way on family violence, but Canberra needs to lift its game
- Liverpool News: Professor Sandra Walklate and Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Domestic violence: Time for Theresa May to look beyond criminal law
- The Conversation: Dr Stephanie Petrie, We showed I, Daniel Blake to people living with the benefits system: here’s how they reacted
- Irish Times: Professor Barry Goldson has been appointed to review arrangements for the penal detention of children and young people in Ireland. The ‘Operational Review’ was ordered by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Government of Ireland and it will report in 2017
- BBC Thinking Allowed: Kirsteen Paton, Evictions and Self Builds
- The Conversation: Sandra Walklate, with Kate Fitz-Gibbon, UK experience of domestic violence disclosure schemes is a cautionary tale for Australia
- The Conversation: Leona Vaughn and Will McGowan, Treating honour-based violence as terrorism will only harm more women and girls
- The Independent on Sunday: Kirsteen Paton, with Vikki McCall and Gerry Mooney, Why the demolition of Glasgow's Red Road tower block is an attack on social housing
- Morning Star: Dr David Ellis and Professor David Whyte, A stronger challenge to big business can boost Labour’s popularity
- The Conversation: Professor David Whyte and Dr David Ellis, Public wants tougher sanctions for irresponsible behaviour in business
- Open Democracy UK: Professor David Whyte and Greg Muttitt, Chilcot's blind spot: Iraq War report buries oil evidence, fails to address motive
- The Conversation: Dr Ruth Patrick, TV can’t tell us what it’s really like to live on benefits
- Bella Caledonia: Dr David Ellis and Professor David Whyte, Scotland Redefines Corruption?
- The Conversation: Dr Liz Turner, ‘Elected commissioners are a distraction from more fundamental questions of the police’s role in society’
- The Conversation: Dr Ruth Patrick, ‘Is it really criminal to steal food when you’re destitute?’
- The Conversation: Dr David Ellis and Professor David Whyte, ‘British people on corruption in their own country: it’s far from squeaky clean’
- Liverpool View: Professor Jude Robinson 'Playing at Home: How Families Engage with In Harmony Liverpool'
- Viewpoint: Dr Michael Mair, ‘Julian Assange and the ‘academic embargo’ on Wikileaks revelations’
- The Conversation: Dr Stephanie Petrie, 'The Channel programme: helping vulnerable people or nudging them towards radicalisation?'
- The Liverpool View: Dr Liz Turner, The long road to more democratic policing
- BBC Thinking Allowed: Kirsteen Paton, Division of Domestic Labour - Gentrification and Working-Class Residents
- The Conversation: Dr Ross McGarry and Professor Gabe Mythen, Beware the security creep into British universities
- The Liverpool View: Professor David Whyte, Don’t Believe the (Business) Hype
- Coleman, R. (2018) ‘The Neobarbarian/ Neoliberal University #1’ in States, Power, Emotion published 12th June 2018
- Brooker, P. (2017) "Bauman? On Ethnomethodology?", The Sociological Review Blog, published 26th April 2017
- Huffington Post: Professor David Whyte with Greg Muttitt, How the Iraq Inquiry Could Have Helped Blair on His Way to the Hague
- Blog: Roy Coleman, State, Power, Emotion. How can we understand state and corporate power through the lens of emotional governance? This site explores the links between emotion, state intervention and political economy. Content is posted here related to the politics of hope, fear and uncertainty; emotional power and justice; over-rationalized forms of living; postemotional times; modern stresses, state violence and emotional harms. The thoughts of individuals reflected on this site do NOT reflect the views of particular institutions
Awards and distinctions
- Thomas Hilbig, a PhD student in SSPC, was awarded the Duncan Norman Scholarship; a prestigious scholarship to enable academically gifted students with the potential to because future research leaders to pursue PhD study at the University of Liverpool.
- Dr Kirsteen Paton, Vikki McCall and Gerry Mooney were awarded The Sociological Review award for Outstanding Scholarship 2017 for their article “Place revisited: class, stigma and urban restructuring in the case of Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games”.
- Dr Michael Mair and Dr Paul Jones have collaborated on a paper that has won the 2017 John Stewart Prize for “Best Paper in Local Government Studies”. The paper is available open access.
- Lord, A., Mair, M., Sturzaker, J. & Jones, P. (2017) ‘‘The Planners’ Dream Goes Wrong?’ Questioning Citizen-Centred Planning, Local Government Studies [online first], 344-363. DOI: 10.1080/03003930.2017.1288618.
- Dr Martina Kolanoski, who is a visiting research assistant with us and connected to Publics and Practices, won the Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis section Graduate Paper Award at the American Sociological Association Conference 2017
- As part of ICAN – the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons – Elizabeth Minor, an Honorary Visiting Researcher in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Liverpool , has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018. Elizabeth and her organisation, Article 36 - a UK-based not-for-profit organisation working to prevent the unintended, unnecessary or unacceptable harm caused by certain weapons – play a central role in ICAN. Article 36 is on ICAN’s steering group and was heavily involved in getting the new UN Treaty Prohibiting the Use of Nuclear Weapons passed in July this year, with Elizabeth on-site in the UN in New York over the spring and summer to take part in negotiations and ensure the treaty was passed. Article 36 also contributed heavily in developing the strategic concept of a treaty banning nuclear weapons and ensured provisions on victim assistance and environmental remediation were included and remained in it through the treaty negotiations. Elizabeth is currently collaborating with Dr Michael Mair and on a project exploring the use of armed drones in conflict.
- Professor Barry Goldson became one of forty-seven leading social scientists conferred as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS). Professor Goldson was recognised after an extensive peer review process for the excellence and impact of their work through the use of social science for public benefit.
- New collaborative research projects launched by Professor Barry Goldson with the Liverpool City Region Child Poverty and Life Chances Commission and Dr Michael Mair with Article 36 via two joint ESRC CASE studentships, awarded via the NWSSDTP, 2017
- Southern Criminology: Professor Sandra Walklate, Dr Leon Moosavi and Dr Ross McGarry were all awarded Scholarships in Southern Criminology from QUT to attend the Crime and Justice in Asia and the Global South: International Conference in July 2017
- Social Policy Association: Dr Ruth Patrick recieves Best Post Graduate Paper award at the 2015 Social Policy Association conference: In Defence of Welfare 2.