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Sociology Research

 

The aim of the research cluster 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 sessions. We especially would like to emphasise multidisciplinary collaboration, not only between departments of the University of Cambridge, but with other universities. As such, most of our events will be hybrid – available both online and offline.

This year, the cluster will cover a wide range of research topics including digital labour, digital media cultures, organised movements on social media, media representations, and media audiences. An overarching theme of all events will be to critically address the implications for society and social theory that result from empirical observations of change. We especially wish to promote innovative work that explores new methodologies and/or under-studied aspects of digital platforms.

The cluster will host three types of sessions: discussions (members will discuss a stimulating piece of research), presentations (members will present ongoing research or recently published pieces), and speakers sessions (speakers from other institutions will be invited to discuss their work).

You can find us on Twitter (@camtechmedia) and on Facebook (Facebook group and Facebook page). For more information, please email the conveners – Sophie Mary (sm2597@cam.ac.uk) and Marisa Tangeman (mt877@cam.ac.uk).