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Read more at: Ambedkar Reading Group at Cambridge (ARC)

Ambedkar Reading Group at Cambridge (ARC)

The Ambedkar Reading Group at Cambridge (ARC) at the University of Cambridge is led by Kumud Ranjan , and Priyanka Kotamraju , PhD candidate at the Department of Sociology. ‘Educate, Agitate, Organize’! Democracy is quite different from a Republic as well as from Parliamentary Government. The roots of democracy lie not in...

Read more at: Centre of Governance and Human Rights
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Centre of Governance and Human Rights

CGHR thinks critically and innovatively to foster citizen voice and solidarity-building towards a just, inclusive and better world. Across the world, societies and polities face rapid transformations in technology, alongside upheavals in climate, health, conflict and global order, and demands to address historic and new...

Read more at: Political Sociology Cluster

Political Sociology Cluster

The Political Sociology Research Cluster seeks to create an engaged community of scholars interested in the relationship between power, engagement, and social life. The Political Sociology Research Cluster is an open, welcoming space that encourages scholars to share new ideas and works in progress, with the goal of...

Read more at: Social Class Reading Group
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Social Class Reading Group

The Social Class Reading Group provides an open and welcoming space to explore the role and significance of social class in the 21st century. This is a multidisciplinary group, with discussions including politics, education, psychology, and geography. We hope to bring together postgraduates, postdocs, researchers and...

Read more at: Sociology of AI Research Group
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Sociology of AI Research Group

Co-convened by Dr Ella McPherson and Professor Patrick Beart. Cambridge has a wonderful array of interdisciplinary research groups on artificial intelligence, but now it’s time for our discipline to shine its sociological spotlight on AI. How can sociology help us understand the rise of AI and its attendant problematics...

Read more at: Talking History

Talking History

Talking History is a study group for sociology postgraduate students conducting historical research. It meets once a term in four-hour sessions, including a potluck lunch break. Proceedings commence with the History Huddle, a historical research workshop in Michaelmas, where contrasting approaches to history are assessed...

Read more at: Technology and New Media Research Cluster

Technology and New Media Research Cluster

Aims The research cluster's aim is to bring together academics from a range of backgrounds with an interest in technology and new media in order to explore and discuss recent and ongoing research. We welcome all students (undergraduate and postgraduate), staff, and visiting scholars to attend and participate in any/all...

Read more at: The Theory Hub
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The Theory Hub

The Theory Hub is a research group coordinated by Filipe Carreira da Silva that brings together faculty and students interested in social and political theory broadly construed. Based at the University of Cambridge since 2016, the Theory Hub is active in four main areas: the Theory Hub Advanced Training (since 2018)...

Read more at: Working Time Reduction Research Network

Working Time Reduction Research Network

The Working Time Reduction Research Network is a network to bring together researchers from universities and research institutes with a core interest in working time reduction. We are interested in collective working time reduction, whether at the level of employers, the national level, or through collective bargaining by...

Read more at: Gender and Working Lives

Gender and Working Lives

Scholars studying various aspects of gender, labour, employment or work are invited to the interdisciplinary group on 'Gender and Working Lives'. Gender has long been recognised as an important analytic category in scholarship on work in various disciplines, including economics, geography, history, sociology and social...

Read more at: Gender Research Cluster

Gender Research Cluster

The Gender Research Cluster is based in the Department of Sociology and brings together graduate students and staff from across the university to explore the role of gender in academic research. In 2016/2017, we will meet to discuss gender in relation to a broad range of themes such as emotions, neoliberalism, race, and...

Read more at: Race Research Cluster

Race Research Cluster

In Michaelmas 2020, the Race Research Cluster will be re-launching within the Sociology Department. Our aims for re-launching the cluster are to bring together faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in the university researching or taking interest in 'race', creating a space to discuss our academic endeavours and...

Read more at: Science and Technology Studies Research Cluster

Science and Technology Studies Research Cluster

The Science and Technology Studies Research Cluster has the goal of bringing together faculty and students who share an interest in technoscience and the interdisciplinary perspectives that scholarship in Science and Technology Studies provides. Science and Technology Studies (STS) is a rich and exciting interdisciplinary...