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50 Years of Sociology

At the University of Cambridge

The purpose of this panel is to engage with work being conducted by members and former members of the Sociology community at Cambridge to change institutions – from the outside in as well as from the inside out.

The session is designed as a dialogue between the panel and the audience on the question of what it takes to change structures, cultures and people, including what this might take from those doing this work. This panel will connect with and continue the important themes raised by the Decolonising Sociology and Inequalities panels within the conference. The panel members will have existing and past associations with the Department and their short presentations will provide a provocation for the audience to pick up and discuss in both a co-listening exercise and an open forum. Questions set for the panellists include:

  • What is the relationship between your being a sociologist and your institutional change work? Is it a help or hindrance?
  • How have you done this work?
  • What have been the challenges?
  • How do you take care of yourself/others in doing this work?
  • What is one tipping point in the movement of change and how did this happen?

Panel Members:

  • Tanisha Spratt (Chair) PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge. 
  • Amy Clark, former MPhil student in Sociology who has researched the UCU strike that took place in 2017/2018
  • Professor Sarah Franklin, Head of Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge.
  • Isabel Guenette, Product Lead at The Whistle, a digital human rights reporting app.
  • Karin Haack, member of the Department of Sociology Green Initiative team.
  • Dr Monica Moreno Figueroa, Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge.
  • Dr Tiffany Page, Lecturer, Department of Sociology.
Tuesday, 13 November, 2018 - 15:30 to 17:00
Event location: 
Riley Auditorium, Memorial Court, Clare College