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Welcome to the newly developed Department Blog. Reflecting our commitment to interdisciplinary research, members of staff and postgraduates participate within a wide range of interdisciplinary research based in the Department and across the University. Initially we will have a new blog entry every two months and, in the longer term, intend to have monthly posting updates (past blogs will be archived and available).

It takes work: Building reasonable research cultures in STS

Written by Warren Pearce, University of Sheffield Photo by Aubrey Odom-Mabey on Unsplash: “Harvard Faculty Club”     Claudia Schwarz-Plaschg’s story of sexual harassment and exclusion at the Harvard STS Program continues to reverberate within the global Science & Technology Studies (STS) community, and beyond into wider academia, in tweets, Zoom calls and corridor conversations. While… Continue reading It takes work: Building reasonable research cultures in STS

Anti-Racist Scholar-Activism: Pockets of possibility?

Written by Dr Laura Connelly, University of Sheffield and Dr Remi Joseph-Salisbury, University of Manchester Anti-Racist Scholar-Activism – published by Manchester University Press in late 2021 – was initially borne out of our frustrations as PhD students with an academia that we saw as being disconnected from the urgent issues of the real world. Perhaps… Continue reading Anti-Racist Scholar-Activism: Pockets of possibility?

Platforming environmental imagery: the increasing role of algorithms in ordering knowledge.

Written by Warren Pearce Environmental imagery online How does one represent something that is both as ubiquitous and abstract as ‘the environment’? This question is becoming ever-more important and urgent, as human-caused environmental damage becomes increasingly serious and debates about political choices increasingly fraught. The ways in which these debates play out depend, at least… Continue reading Platforming environmental imagery: the increasing role of algorithms in ordering knowledge.


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The End of Aspiration? Social Mobility and Our Children’s Fading Prospects

This post was written by Duncan Exley in December 2019 Justine Greening is indisputably a social mobility success story. But when she – the daughter of a Rotherham steelworker who went on to become Education Secretary – first mentioned “social mobility” to her parents, her mum asked whether she was talking about “scooters for people… Continue reading The End of Aspiration? Social Mobility and Our Children’s Fading Prospects

A Sociological Walk: Kelham Island

This post was written by Chris Schimkowsky, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield in August 2019. For their recent event on the 21st of June, the Everyday Life and Critical Diversities research cluster tried out something a little different: a sociological walk around Kelham Island. Organised by Lauren White and Dr Katherine Davies, the… Continue reading A Sociological Walk: Kelham Island

A criminologist’s reflections on Ethics and Integrity in Autoethnographic Research

Written by Danica Darley, PhD student in the Department of Sociological Studies As a fledgling criminologist and social researcher, I spend too much time thinking about the type of research I want to do. Thanks to people like Professor Dick Hobbs, I’ve been able to see how I could use my own experiences to shape… Continue reading A criminologist’s reflections on Ethics and Integrity in Autoethnographic Research