Keynote speakers

Professor Emerita Raewyn Connell (University of Sydney, Australia)

R. ConnellRaewyn Connell is Professor Emerita at the University of Sydney, a Life Member of the NTEU, and one of Australia’s leading social scientists.  Her most recent books are Southern Theory (2007), about social thought in the postcolonial world; Confronting Equality (2011), about social science and politics; and Gender: In World Perspective (3rd edn, with Rebecca Pearse, 2015).  Her other books include Masculinities, Schools & Social Justice, Ruling Class Ruling Culture, Gender & Power, and Making the Difference. Her work has been translated into eighteen languages.  She has taught in departments of sociology, political science, and education, and is a long-term participant in the labour movement and peace movement.  Details can be found at her website, and current stuff on Twitter @raewynconnell.


Professor Giampietro Gobo (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy)

G. GoboGiampietro Gobo, Ph.D., is Professor of Methodology of Social Research and Evaluation Methods at the University of Milan. Former Director of the centre ICONA (Innovation and Organizational Change in Public Administration), he has published over fifty articles in the areas of qualitative and quantitative methods, as Glocalizing methodology? The encounter between local methodologies (in International Journal of Social Research Methodology 2011). His books include Doing Ethnography (Sage 2008), Qualitative Research Practice (Sage 2004, co-edited with C. Seale, J.F. Gubrium and D. Silverman) and Constructing Survey Data (Sage 2014, with S. Mauceri).


Professor Gurminder K. Bhambra (University of Warwick, UK)

G_K_BhambraGurminder K. Bhambra is Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick. For the academic year 2014-15, she was Visiting Fellow in the Department of Sociology, Princeton University and Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. Her research interests are primarily in the area of historical sociology and contemporary social theory and she is also interested in the intersection of the social sciences with recent work in postcolonial and decolonial studies. She is author of Connected Sociologies (Bloomsbury, 2014) and Rethinking Modernity: Postcolonialism and the Sociological Imagination (Palgrave, 2007) which won the 2008 Philip Abrams Memorial Prize for best first book in sociology. She has co-edited three collections, Silencing Human Rights (Palgrave, 2009); 1968 in Retrospect (Palgrave, 2009); and African Athena (OUP, 2011). She also set up the Global Social Theory website to support students and academics interested in social theory in global perspective. She tweets in a personal capacity @gkbhambra.

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