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Graffiti saying 'Lets be awesome'
by Helen Kara and Philippa Grand  |  3rd December 2020

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Philippa Grand, Publisher for International Development and Research Methods & Practices at Bristol University Press, and author Helen Kara, an independent researcher and specialist in research methods and ethics, talk about the author-editor relationship, what it means for publishing and how getting it right can really help to make an impact.…Read more

Woman walking in empty subway
by Hannah Bows and Bianca Fileborn  |  23rd November 2020

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Jess Miles speaks to Hannah Bows from Durham University and Bianca Fileborn from the University of Melbourne, guest editors of a special issue of the Journal of Gender-Based Violence - Space, Place and Gender-Based Violence.…Read more

An umbrella blocking binary code
by Rob Kitchin and Alistair Fraser  |  19th October 2020

In this two-part episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Rob Kitchin and Alistair Fraser, authors of 'Slow Computing', discuss the consequences of digital technologies, focussing on time acceleration and data extraction, and look at practical ways in which we can create more balanced digital lives, both individually and collectively.…Read more

Empty, deserted school room
by Pat Thomson  |  9th September 2020

Pat Thomson, author of 'School Scandals: Blowing the whistle on the corruption of our education system', talks about the corruption of the UK education system, and the impact of this on democracy and children's lives.…Read more

Art of giant hand pointing at a figure
by Keith Dowding  |  2nd September 2020

Keith Dowding talks through the arguments in his book, It's the Government, Stupid, including looking at individualism, choice, and how governments have passed blame and responsibility onto citizens during COVID-19.…Read more

Abstract river
by Stephen Muers  |  29th July 2020

Stephen Muers, who has held a wide range of senior policy making roles and is currently Head of Strategy at Big Society Capital, talks about the impact of culture and values on policy making. How can we change things so we can do a better job of taking these into account?…Read more

Car park Birdseye view
by Yunis Alam  |  20th July 2020

Yunis Alam, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bradford and author of 'Race, Taste, Class and Cars', talks about Bradford, taste, culture and how we create and modify our identity through cars.…Read more

Two heads facing away from each other
by Helen Kara  |  6th July 2020

Helen Kara, author of a number of Policy Press books, including the forthcoming second edition of Creative Research Methods, talks about the impact of lockdown and how the current situation might affect research in the future.…Read more

Art of Clinton and Trump
by Harris Beider and Kusminder Chahal  |  2nd July 2020

Harris Beider and Kusminder Chahal talk about their new book, The Other America: White Working Class Perspectives on Race, Identity and Change, covering the impact of the murder of George Floyd, white privilege, Trump's election and possibilities for building cross-racial coalitions.…Read more

Sign saying 'We are better than this'

Jess Miles speaks with Erik Andersson, author of 'Reconstructing the Global Political Economy', about the impact of COVID-19 and how we interpret it, having hope, what we value, avoiding more austerity and what lessons we should be learning.…Read more