Undisciplining: Conversations from the Edges

Conference Organized by The Sociological Review on June 19–21st 2018 in Gateshead, UK

In 2018 The Sociological Review will be hosting our largest conference to date! This is a long-overdue celebration of our renewed commitment to fostering collaborations and dialogues that shape the nature and scope of the sociological, to making the sociological matter. Undisciplining seeks to challenge the presumed mainstream of sociological thought, its geographical assumptions and disciplinary hierarchies. It builds on The Sociological Review’s rich history and future ambitions to bring the conversations at the edges into the centre, to unsettle comfortable and convenient understandings of the social world, and to recognise that the potential of sociological thought and understanding exists through debates that extend beyond disciplines and the university.

Confirmed Speakers

Professor Amita Baviskar (Delhi University), Dr Michaela Benson (Goldsmiths, University of London), Professor Ben Carrington (University of Southern California), Dr Ayona Datta (Kings College London), Dr Lisa Dikomitis (Keele University), Professor Rosalind Edwards (University of Southampton), Professor Val Gillies (University of Westminster), Dr Nicola Horsley (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences), Dr Meritxell Ramirez-i-Ollé (University of Keele), Dr Deana Jovanovic (Keele University), Professor Alice Larkin (Manchester University), Professor Joanna Latimer (University of York), Professor Jenna Loyd (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Professor Anoop Nayak (Newcastle University), Professor Rachel Pain (Newcastle University), Professor Virgílio Borges Pereira (Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto), Dr João Pedro Luís Queirós (Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto), Dr Ruth Raynor (Newcastle University), Professor Jenny Reardon (University of California, Santa Cruz), Dr Anamik Saha (Goldsmiths University), Professor Bev Skeggs (LSE), Dr Tom Slater (University of Edinburgh), Dr Robin Smith (Cardiff University), Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones (Newcastle University), Professor Imogen Tyler (Lancaster University), Professor Satnam Virdee (University of Glasgow)

Sociological Walks

Professor Maggie O'Neill (University of York), Dr Stephen Crossley (Northumbria University), Professor Roger Burrows (Newcastle University), Professor Stephen Graham (Newcastle University).

Our keynotes will be given by

Professor Jenny Reardon (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Dr Ayona Datta (Kings College London)

The conference will include our Annual Lecture 2018:

Professor Satnam Virdee (University of Glasgow)
Unthinking Sociology and Overcoming its History Deficit

Full Conference Registration Fee
£100.00 standard, £50.00 concessionary.
Refreshments and lunch will be provided, as well as evening dinner for the first night of the conference.
Registration will open in January 2018!

Further information (Link)