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by Tina Sikka  |  29th May 2020

Tina Sikka discusses the disproportionate way COVID-19 is impacting Black and other minority ethnic communities, and how we have to make sure these statistics are not used to perpetuate erroneous assumptions about innate group differences.…Read more

Paul Sng, documentary filmmaker and author of 'Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience', talks about his experiences of racism and how his new book 'This Separated Isle' will present a portrait of a nation where equality, diversity and inclusion are essential qualities for a healthy society.…Read more

Dr Martin Glynn, criminologist, academic and data storyteller looks at race, COVID-19 and the ongoing struggle for ‘racial recognition’ within parts of British society. He is the author of the forthcoming 'Black Art and the Criminological Imagination', out in 2021. An audio version of this blog piece is available on Soundcloud, Apple and Spotify.…Read more

by Susan Halford  |  5th May 2020

Susan Halford, BSA president, explores the sociological dimensions of the COVID-19 crisis that are becoming increasingly apparent.…Read more

Read about the CoronaDiaries project, launched by Dr Michael Ward, Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences at Swansea University, in which participants will document their life experiences over the coming months to offer a lens into the COVID-19 crisis.…Read more

by Sam Wren-Lewis  |  7th April 2020

Trust was heavily eroded during the long period of austerity that followed the global financial crisis and we cannot afford to make the same mistake again. Sam Wren-Lewis, author 'The Happiness Problem', explains why trust is so important in times of uncertainty.…Read more

by John Holmwood  |  2nd April 2020

John Holmwood talks about how, since writing 'Countering Extremism in British Schools? The Truth about the Birmingham Trojan Horse Affair', he has been academic adviser to a play, Trojan Horse, based upon transcripts of the inquiries and interviews with those involved in the affair.…Read more

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by Lisa McKenzie  |  20th March 2020

Lisa Mckenzie, author of 'Getting By: Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain' argues that, if there has ever been a time where we need a prosocial politics, education system, business model and society, it is now.…Read more

by Gary Craig  |  16th March 2020

Gary Craig, co-editor of 'The Modern Slavery Agenda: Policy, Politics and Practice' looks at the extent of modern slavery, who is affected and what needs to be done. …Read more

by Shannon Kneis  |  6th March 2020

Shannon Kneis, our Assistant Editor for Sociology, brings together a reading list of key titles to mark this year's International Women's Day.…Read more