‘Academic Kindness’ roundtable
With Sarah Burton, Sahra Taylor, Jenny Mbaye, Sally Stares and Gerbrand Tholen, chaired by Ros Gill, (City, University of London),
5 March 2021, 1–2pm
This internal (closed) event follows on from Sarah Burton’s seminar on ‘Academic Kindness in the Neoliberal Academy’. The roundtable will critically engage with discourses of ‘academic kindness’ in relation to the challenges of balancing workload, caring responsibilities, teaching and research, in the context of COVID-19 lockdown and beyond.
‘The Police Response to Domestic Abuse during – and after – COVID-19’
Dr Katrin Hohl (City, University of London) and Kelly Johnson (Durham University), in collaboration with The Gender and Sexualities Research Centre (GSRC)
24 March 2021, 1–2pm
The webinar presents preliminary findings from an on-going ESRC-funded research project on domestic abuse during the Covid-19 pandemic as it comes to police attention, and police officers perspectives on the challenges of responding to domestic abuse during the pandemic.
The presentation has two parts. First, we present findings on the impact of the introduction and lifting of lockdown restrictions on domestic abuse based on large-scale data provided by seven English police forces. Second, we present findings from phone interviews with police officers of various ranks. The interviews capture officer experiences and perspectives on responding to domestic abuse during the first and second national lockdown in England, and how police forces have innovated and changed practice in order to adapt to the Covid-19 context.
About the speaker
Dr Katrin Hohl is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at City, University of London. She is the Principal Investigator on a ESRC funded project examining the impact of Covid-19 on domestic abuse reported to the police. Her research centres on police and criminal justice responses to domestic and sexual violence.
Dr Kelly Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Criminology at Durham University and the Co-Investigator on a ESRC-funded project examining the impact of Covid-19 on domestic abuse reported to the police. Her areas of research expertise include domestic and sexual violence, and policing, and has most recently focused on the policing of domestic abuse and image-based sexual abuse.
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‘Reflections on Decolonising the University’
Gurminder K Bhambra, University of Sussex,
26 March, 1–2pm
*This is an internal event.
In recent years, there has been a coalescence of movements and campaigns under the broad term, ‘decolonising the university’. These movements have a new intensity in the light of the global resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movements and the debates around the toppling of statues.
In this talk, I will focus in particular on issues associated with decolonising the social sciences curriculum, which, for me, is about transforming the ‘common-sense’ narratives we have about how the world we share in common was configured.
I will also discuss some of the open access initiatives that I have set up to support the broadening of the curriculum such at the Global Social Theory website and the Connected Sociologies Curriculum Project.
About the speaker
Gurminder K Bhambra is Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies at the University of Sussex and a Fellow of the British Academy. She is author of Connected Sociologies (Bloomsbury, 2014), the award-winning Rethinking Modernity: Postcolonialism and the Sociological Imagination (Palgrave, 2007) and co-editor of Decolonising the University (Pluto Press, 2018).
Her latest book, Colonialism and Modern Social Theory is co-authored with John Holmwood and will be available from Polity in summer 2021. She tweets @gkbhambra and her website is gkbhambra.net/