Written by Hannah Lewis, Muetesim Abdel, Chloe Tuck, Asma Kabadeh University of Sheffield Image Credit: Smart Banda, Stand & Be Counted Theatre If there is one thing that researchers of all types can agree on, it is the principle of ‘do no harm’. But is this, and should this, be enough in our ethical commitments… Continue reading The world needs more of us! Creative knowledge exchange through arts for youth inclusion and leadership
On International Roma Day we ask: who are Roma and why do they have a special day?
Written by Olga Fuseini, University of Sheffield and Dr Lois Orton, University of Sheffield April 8 was declared International Roma Day at the first World Romani Congress, organised by the Comité International Rom (CIR) in London in 1971. The 1971 congress was the first Roma attempt at international cooperation, establishing the Roma flag and anthem.… Continue reading On International Roma Day we ask: who are Roma and why do they have a special day?
Siblings and Sociology
Siblings are the subject of much media fascination. From the big plot twist in Disney’s Frozen, where the act of ‘true love’ on which the story hinges is one of sisterly
The queerest place on the internet?: Queer belonging on Tumblr
Written by Dr Briony Hannell, University of Sheffield This post is published to mark the beginning of LGBT+ History Month. Photo by Cecilie Johnsen on Unsplash Over the past decade, few social media platforms have been as hypervisible in their ability to attract young queer (i.e. those broadly aligned under the LGBT+ umbrella) users as… Continue reading The queerest place on the internet?: Queer belonging on Tumblr
‘Taking a knee’ in English football: the silent roar of the three lions
Written by Victoria Knowles, University of Sheffield Originally used by NFL-player Colin Kaepernick in 2016, the ‘take a knee’ gesture was born in protest of the police brutality faced by African-Americans and gained further prominence during the resurgent Black Lives Matter protests in 2020. The England men’s national team first used the gesture in September… Continue reading ‘Taking a knee’ in English football: the silent roar of the three lions
Platforming environmental imagery: the increasing role of algorithms in ordering knowledge.
Written by Warren Pearce Top Google Images search results for [climate change] in six different countries. Source. 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… Continue reading Platforming environmental imagery: the increasing role of algorithms in ordering knowledge.
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
Sargol: The ‘Get Fat Quick’ Scam
By Lauren O'Hagan In contemporary society, the idealisation of thinness and the denigration of fatness have become dominant cultural ideals and are now the reference model to which men and women aspire when caring for their bodies. This “cult of thinness” is intensified by social media, which promotes a homogenised body standard that is unattainable… Continue reading Sargol: The ‘Get Fat Quick’ Scam