News and Events from the School of Social Sciences

New publication by Professor Mark Neocleous explores war power and police power

Professor Neocleous, Professor of the Critique of Political Economy at Brunel University, has recently published a new book, 'War Power, Police Power' the first to deal with the two concepts together.

So far and yet so near: Presence, intimacy and distance in orangutan conservation online

Liana Chua, Lecturer in Anthropology, has recently begun a new research project on the digital dimensions of orangutan conservation.

Professor Dany Nobus appointed Chair of the Freud Museum London

Prestigious appointment for Brunel’s Pro-Vice Chancellor for Strategy, Development and External Relations

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    Experts speak at child science and psy-expertise CRIMA workshop

    Brunel University was host to interdisciplinary experts from around the world for the Centre for Research in International Medical Anthropology’s workshop on May 30th.

    The rise of child science and psy-expertise brought together anthropologists, sociologists, and historians of child and adolescent psy-expertise to explore the ways in which child science has evolved in diverse socio-cultural contexts in the 20th and early 21st Centuries.

    Keynote speakers at the event included Professor Allan Young from McGill University, Professor Rayna Rapp from New York University, and Professor Richard Rechtman from EHESS... continue reading

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Economics and Finance

    International Responses to Piracy Workshop at Leading Institute

    Dr Anja Shortland and Dr Matthew Rablen will be presenting their joint research on ransom negotiations with Somali pirates on 25th September. The research workshop based at The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) will be presented to an audience of naval commanders, diplomats and private sector representatives.

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Politics and History

    Making it easier to be British

    Varun Uberoi and Tariq Modood are presenting findings from their research to policy makers at a House of Lords ESRC Festival of Science seminar. Their research argues that despite the obituaries of multiculturalism there has been a multiculturalist advance as where once leading politicians objected to the multiculturalist goal of making Britishness more inclusive of ethnic minorities they often no longer do. Published in Political Studies, their article is available by clicking on the first link below and the second link is to a short version published by the Huffington Post.


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    Prof. Taeko Wydell's symposium on the role of visual attention span in reading and spelling at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading

    Prof. Taeko Wydell's symposium co-organised with Synviane Valdois (University of Grenoble, France) will be held at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR) on 16th-19th July in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The symposium is entitled: "New insight on the role of visual attention span in reading and spelling: A cross-linguistic approach".
    For conference details see:
    The full programme is available here:

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Sociology and Communications

    New Interdisciplinery 'Cost of Living' blog

    A new interdisciplinary blog 'Cost of Living' has been launched in collaboration with the Open University and University of Essex.

    Dr Lesley Henderson, contributing editor (Co-Director, Centre for Culture, Media and Regulation) explains: “The blog, funded by the Medical Sociology Group/BSA, is aimed at facilitating public engagement in Sociology from a wide readership across politics/economics/sociology".  It provides a vibrant mix of topical comments, analytical features and contemporary reviews.  Articles will address both enduring questions in health and more immediate concerns – anyone interested in contributing (350-1000 words) should consult the author guidelines on the blog or contact one of the editors.

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