Keynotes from LSA 2018

We are really delighted to be able to share the keynote presentations from the 2018 conference in Bath.

I would like to extend a thank you to the speakers but also the conference committee for making these videos available for members around the world!

Diana Parry

Diana is Professor and Associate Vice-President Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion at the University of Waterloo. As a feminist scholar, she uses her research intentionally to advance a social justice agenda by advocating for a holistic understanding and conceptualization of health for women. She demonstrates, through her research, that women’s health is personal and political, dynamic, complex, and multidimensional with important links to leisure. By challenging the medical model, my work seeks to shift attention toward a full range of quality of life issues, including social, emotional, physical, spiritual, and sexual dimensions of women’s health.

Ben Carrington

Ben is Associate Professor of Sociology and Journalism in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Prior to joining Annenberg, he taught in the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin from 2004 until 2017 and before that Ben worked at the University of Brighton in England. He studies a broad range of topics generally concerned with mapping the circulation and reproduction of power within contemporary post/colonial societies.

Andrew Miles

Andrew is Professor of Sociology, School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester.  He joined CRESC (the ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-cultural Change) part-time in 2004 working on various cultural sector and research methods related projects with Mike Savage, Niamh Moore and others. He is currently involved in a number of large-scale research projects, including the AHRC and Creative Scotland funded Understanding Everyday Participation – Articulating Cultural Values, the EPSRC Step-Change in travel and transport behaviour project (Co-I), and the Great British Class Survey project.

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