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In this post, Rodanthi Tzanelli reconsiders the politics and poetics of academic writing in an age of uncertainty over personal values and commitments. IT is almost three decades since Clifford and Marcus published Writing Culture: The Poetics & Politics of Ethnography. Nonetheless, the authors’ conception of interdisciplinarity as not just...

In this post, Professor Emmel explains the importance of transdisciplinary research and the aims of the new Centre for Transdisciplinary Methodology at Leeds University. WE have recently established the Centre for Transdisciplinary Methodology in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at Leeds University. This blog considers five talking points,...

In March of this year, I was lucky enough to attend the 13th Annual Feminist Theory Workshop held at Duke University in North Carolina, USA after gaining generous funding from the School of Sociology and Social Policy to attend. The workshop took place at what is a critical sociological and...

On 3 April 2019, SSP hosted a thought-provoking one day symposium on ‘Sexual Politics in Diverse Communities: Conversations about Theory, Methodology and Practice.’ Bringing together a diverse array of scholars and activists, the speakers addressed important developments in theory, methodology and practice relating to intimate/sexual citizenship, gender, intersectionality, embodiment, dis/ability,...

At the turn of the 21st century the tourist industry became inundated with reports concerning terror strikes and natural disasters. However, the nature of concern when it comes to climate change is not like that for a bomb attack or a tsunami. The latter is perceived to be a ‘real’...

In March 2019, I delivered a keynote presentation at the SP Mobilities Conference 2019 at Sao Paolo University. Below is a video of my presentation and the abstract (in English and in Portuguese). Presentation Abstract English-language version (please scroll down for the Portuguese-language version of the abstract) Cities partake in...

Welcome to the launch of Northern Notes, the new blog published by the School of Sociology and Social Policy (SSP) at the University of Leeds. Edited by SSP staff, Northern Notes will be your one-stop destination for learning more about the ground-breaking teaching and research that is happening in and...