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Covid visualisation
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

Money jar

Rajiv Prabhakar, author of the forthcoming book 'Financial Inclusion: Critique and Alternatives', looks at the economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the implications this has for financial inclusion.…Read more

Typewriter saying 'Stories matter'

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

shelves at a food bank
by Hannah Lambie-Mumford  |  27th April 2020

Hannah Lambie-Mumford, co-editor of 'The Rise of Food Charity in Europe', discusses the rise of food charity in recent years and the impact COVID-19 is having on this vulnerable system.…Read more

Sign saying 'Working for women, working against violence'

Aisha K. Gill, Professor of Criminology at the University of Roehampton, explores the impact the Covid-19 lockdown measures are having on victims of domestic violence, particularly for BME women and girls, and what should be done.…Read more

Covid mask wall art
by The ECDC Public Health Emergency Team  |  24th April 2020

Drawing from an article in the Evidence & Policy journal, published by Policy Press, The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control Public Health Emergency team offer lessons from recent history for decision making during the COVID-19 pandemic.…Read more

Street art saying 'Save our earth'
by Rebecca Tomlinson  |  21st April 2020

Rebecca Tomlinson, Commissioning Editor for Criminology at Bristol University Press, highlights key titles that contribute to the research on the environment and green criminology.…Read more

Photo of Paul Atherton
by Paul Atherton  |  20th April 2020

Paul Atherton, a campaigning film-maker, playwright and artist who has been homeless since 2009, describes his experience of being homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic.…Read more

Graffiti saying 'All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others'
by Gottfried Schweiger  |  14th April 2020

Vulnerability is strongly influenced by the social context that people live in. Gottfried Schweiger, one of the editors of 'Absolute Poverty in Europe', shows how this is becoming more evident with the COVID-19 pandemic as people affected by poverty, exclusion and other disadvantages are facing additional challenges and becoming victims more than most.…Read more

Child looking out window
by Clive Diaz  |  10th April 2020

With demand for child protection services increasing as people are asked to stay inside together, Clive Diaz, author of 'Decision Making in Child and Family Social Work', explores how we can keep children, young people, parents and social workers safe.…Read more