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IN this post, Chong Liu reflects on her experience of researching and teaching sexuality education in China. She states that the existing institutional challenges are being surmounted through the agency and actions of individual social actors.  I got up early one day in December 2020 to teach an online sexuality...

Dr. Magdalena Muszel, sociologist, cultural anthropologist, and feminist activist. In 2013 she defended her PhD in social and political sciences at the European University Institute in Florence. Since 2016 she has been researching women’s social movements in Poland. Currently she is involved in a research project Feminist activism in small towns...

  Dr. Magdalena Muszel, sociologist, cultural anthropologist, and feminist activist. In 2013 she defended her PhD in Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence. Since 2016 she has been researching women’s social movements in Poland. Currently she is involved in a research project ‘Feminist activism in...

  Dr Paul Bagguley is a Reader in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds The Covid 19 crisis and its impact on ethnic minorities in the UK has brought to the surface the frequency of the use of the acronym BAME (often pronounced ‘baymee’)....

THE West has claimed ownership of human rights and used them to establish and cement Europe’s superiority over non-Europe. A panel on ‘Decolonising Human Rights’, hosted by the Leeds Human Rights Journal and the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, has proposed alternatives to universalist understandings of human rights. In this post, Johanna...

In this post, Walaa al Husban explores the contradictions of humanitarian action in a world in which even the suffering of children can be commoditized.   ‘Stop, Think, Give’: these three words set next to a picture of the classic Bvlgari B.zero1 ring  popped up in one of my social...

In the poem Dr Rodanthi Tzanelli places her critical lens on a local instance of human suffering to reflect on the global refugee crisis. Hostipitality[1] Hostility and hospitality make the best friends in the margins of Europe. We learn on the evening news: the spectacle of tragedy too grand to...

Izram Chaudry, who is studying a PhD at the School of Sociology & Social Policy with Professor Nick Emmel and Dr Rodanthi Tzanelli has published an article on Educational Philosophy and Theory. His article, “I felt like I was being watched”: The hypervisibility of Muslim students in higher education“, focuses on...

From the beginning of April, we bring to you a unique boxset of calamitous recordings to keep your spirit agile and (hopefully) your abs toned. As we go through one of the most unusual évènements in modern global history, Rodanthi is reporting on social and cultural phenomena that the enforced...