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2010/11 School Seminars

Wed 29th September 2010
Dr Trevor Spratt (Lecturer in Social Work, QUB)
‘Multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences (MACE): Forming a Research Group’

Wed 6th October 2010
Dr Chaitali Das (Lecturer in Social Work, QUB)
‘Issues of Power and Ethics when Researching Minority Ethnic Groups’

Wed 13th October 2010
Dr Vicky Conway (Lecturer in Law, School of Law, QUB)
‘Rotten Apples or Rotten Barrels: Popular Discourses of Police’

Wed 20th October 2010
Willie Thompson (Educational Consultant)
‘Using Emotional Intelligence in Teaching’

Wed 27th October 2010
Dr Laura Dunne (Institute Child Care Research, QUB), Dr Sarah Miller (Centre for Effective Education, QUB)
‘A Randomised Controlled Trial Evaluation of the Lifestart Parenting Programme’

Wed 3rd Nov 2010
Professor Liam O’Dowd (Professor of Sociology QUB), Dr Milena Komarova (Research Assistant, QUB)
‘Narratives of ‘Post-Conflict’ in Belfast’

Wed 10th Nov 2010
Reading Week. No Seminar This Week

Wed 17th Nov 2010
Barra O’Duill (Researcher Anti-Human Trafficking Unit, Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform)
‘Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings in Ireland: An Overview of Research Findings 2009/2010'

Wed 24th Nov
Dr Matt Wood (Lecturer in Sociology, QUB)
‘The Stalwarts from Montserrat – Methodism and Migration in the ‘Global City’’

Wed 1st Dec 2010
Professor Lindsay Prior (Professor of Sociology, QUB)
‘A New Method for Qualitative Data Analysis (with examples) and Why We Need It’

Wed 8th Dec 2010
Dr Andy Percy (Lecturer in Criminology, QUB)
‘Teenage Drinking Cultures’

Wed 15th Dec 2010
Dr John Devaney (Lecturer in Social Work, QUB)
‘Why One Child Death is not Enough’

2nd Feb 2011
John Topping and Dr. John Byrne (Institute for Research In Social Sciences, University of Ulster)
‘Paramilitary Entrepreneurs? The Competing Imperatives of Policing Provision in Northern Ireland’

16th Feb 2011
Dr. Teresa Degenhardt (Lecturer in Criminology, QUB)
‘Foucault and Agamben on War and Crime: the Continuum between the Criminal and the Enemy, the Police and the Military’

9th Feb 2011
Dr. Eric Morier-Genoud (Lecturer in African and Imperial History, School of History and Anthropology, QUB)
‘A Transnational Biography: H-P Junod and the Development of Religious, Human Rights and Scientific Institutions’

23th Feb 2011
Dr. Janet Carter Anand and Dr. Chaitali Das (Lecturers in Social Work, QUB)
‘Reflection of Learning Exchange in an International Context: Staff and Students Perspectives’

2nd March 2011
Dr. Margrit Shildrick (Reader in Gender Studies, QUB)
‘Organ Transplantation, Hybridity and Narrations of Identity’

9th March 2011
Dr. David Lehmann (Reader in Social Science, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge)
‘Multiculturalism Latin-Style and what Europe can Learn from it’

16th March 2011
Graeme McCammon (Chief Executive of Ni-Co) and Paul Martin (former Chief Social Services Officer)
‘Supporting the Development of Social Work and Social Care Services in Eastern Europe’

23rd March 2011
Francesca Vianello (Lecturer in Sociology of Deviance, University of Padua, Italy)
'Illegal cities and the new government of the city’s margin: the case of the wall of Padua (Italy)'

30th March 2011
Tom Wilson (Professor of Anthropology, Binghamton University - and visiting scholar to our School)
'Ethnography and Transatlantic Perspectives’

6th April 2011
Professor Bob Miller (Professor of Sociology, QUB)
‘The Evolution of European Identity: Agency and Structure Depicted by Sound and Image’

6th April 2011
Joint seminar with ARK – NOTE: HELD AT NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast
To book a place, please email or phone 028 71375513

13th April 2011
Dr. Janet Carter Anand (Lecturer in Social Work, QUB)
‘Hearing the Voices of Older People Involved in Research: an Irish Experience’

11th May 2011
Dr. Richard Jenkins (Professor of Sociology, University of Sheffield)
‘Belonging Without Believing: Religion in Denmark and the Secularisation Debate’



Spring Semester Seminar Programme 2011

The Legacy of our Past: Exploring the Challenges of Institutional Reform & Cultural Change

This seminar series, jointly coordinated by the Policing Programme at CAJ and the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast, will examine the impact of our conflicted past on current institutions.  Discussion will explore how our troubled past shapes the culture and practices of key institutions – the Legal System, Public Prosecution Service, the Prison Service, the PSNI – to examine how the legacy of the past continues to shadow current policies and procedures. Through an exploration of the work, research and experiences of a variety of speakers, the seminar series will consider the level of institutional change in these organisations to discuss possible transformations and continuities in their culture and practices. Potential obstacles to institutional reform and cultural change will also be discussed.

The Seminar Series will be held on six consecutive Thursdays 24 February through 07 April (excluding 17 March).

Seminars will run from 1.00 – 2.00pm

Seminar Room 1.035, First Floor,

 School of Sociology, Social Policy & Social Work

6 College Park

 Refreshments will be available before the seminars from 12.40pm onwards.

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