Interview: Investment, Power and Protein in sub-Saharan Africa
Who is investing in the food system and what are they investing in? What should the future of food, specifically protein, look like in sub-Saharan Africa? SCI Lecturer Jeremy Brice speaks on a podcast about his new report for TABLE.
Creative, sensitive and grounded in diverse perspectives: Why we need inclusive climate change education
SCI Researcher writes about how climate change education can address rather than exacerbate eco-anxiety, whilst also learning from diverse perspectives in a new SCI blog post.
Confronting the climate on Manchester’s Curry Mile
SCI Researchers Zarina Ahmad and Sherilyn MacGregor held the highly successful event ‘Mangoes, meat and motors: confronting the climate on Manchester’s Curry Mile’ as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.
The unknowing expert – paper on ignorance in expert interviewing
SCI Lecturer Jeremy Brice published a new paper entitled ‘The unknowing expert: talking to a man about supply chains’, which deals with methodological issues surrounding ignorance in expert and elite interviewing.
SCI Researcher investigates the digitalisation of off-grid water infrastructure in peri-urban Ghana
SCI Researcher Ali Browne is the co-author of a paper on water ATMs and access to water alongside Godfred Amankwaa and Richard Heeks published in Water Alternatives. They examine water ATMs’ impacts on water access in a peri-urban community in Ghana.
Dr Maria Sharmina appointed Co-Director for Science and Engineering for Policy@Manchester
SCI Affiliate Researcher Dr Maria Sharmina will join the University's sector-leading policy engagement institute Policy@Manchester as the Co-Director for Science and Engineering.
Investment, Power and Protein in sub-Saharan Africa
SCI Lecturer Jeremy Brice published a new report examining financial investment in protein production in sub-Saharan Africa for TABLE.
Methods4Change project team at ESRC Festival of Social Sciences
Attendees will find out about creative research methods and have the opportunity to network with likeminded people from a wide range of sectors.
Kate Raworth to speak at SCI Annual Lecture
Renegade economist and bestselling author of ‘Doughnut Economics’ Professor Kate Raworth will give the Sustainable Consumption Institute Annual Lecture 2022.
Water for Peace and Development: SCI PhD student attends World Water Forum
In a new blog post on the SCI blog PhD researcher Chantal V. Bright writes about water for peace and development and her attendance at the World Water Forum in Dakar, Senegal, earlier this year.
Upcoming event: Mangoes, Meat & Motors - confronting the climate on Manchester’s Curry Mile
How does life/work/play on the Curry Mile help/hurt the environment? An event for local people who care about the Curry Mile & the planet.
Young People at a Crossroads: Stories of climate education, action and adaptation from around the world
SCI Research Fellow Catherine Walker celebrates the launch of her creative project book and the publication of a related journal article.
New SCI blog on the challenges, strategies & opportunities of (re-)making infrastructures in the face of the climate crisis
Torik Holmes and his collaborators Carla de Laurentis and Rebecca Windemer (UWE) published a new blog post on the SCI Blog about their SCI-funded workshop on the challenges, strategies and opportunities of (re-)making infrastructures in response to sustainability and climate emergencies.
New publication on how the inequality crisis is linked to the sociogenesis of climate change
SCI Honorary Professor Mark Harvey co-published a new article in Water International with Aviram Sharma. It’s entitled ‘Economies of water in Delhi: a neo-Polanyian analysis’ and can be accesses on the journal website.
Upcoming seminar: Water security, peace, and sustainability
The SCI will be holding an online seminar with PhD student Chantal V. Bright on 2nd November on water security and its intersections with peace and sustainability.
SCI Director speaking at Conservative Party Fringe event
SCI Mat Paterson spoke at the Policy@Manchester Conservative Party Conference fringe event 'Can renewables catalyse levelling up and tackle the cost of living?'.
Rave Renaissance with Graeme Park (British Pop Archive event)
UoM Sociologists are holding an event with Hacienda DJ Graeme Park on British Rave Renaissance as part of the British Pop Archive event series.
SCI Director speaking at Labour Conference Fringe Event
Mat Paterson was a panellist at Policy@Manchester’s fringe event ‘Energy Security: Will Accelerating Renewables Tackle the Cost of Living?’ at The Labour Party Conference 2022.
SCI currently hiring two postdoctoral research associates
The SCI is currently inviting applications for full-time PDRA positions on two new UMRI-funded research projects.
Prestigious Emma Goldman Award for Politics PhD researcher
Politics PhD researcher Zarina Ahmad has been awarded a 2022 Emma Goldman Award for her achievements in feminist and inequalities research and activism.
SCI members present research at conferences across Europe
In the final week of August SCI researchers presented their research at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference in Newcastle and the ESA Sociology of Consumption mid-term conference in Oslo.
Re-Thinking Veganism as a Performative Practice of Production
Steffen Hirth has published a book chapter in 'The Oxford Handbook of Animal Organization Studies'.
Staff changes at the SCI
With the new academic year just around the corner the SCI is saying farewell to a colleague while welcoming a few new faces this September.
New article on working with community interviewers in social and cultural research
SCI Researcher Nafhesa Ali is the co-author of a newly published journal article about the benefits and risks associated with working with community interviewers in social and cultural research.
Choosing sufficiency for greater fulfilment and satisfaction
Steffen Hirth was interviewed by Emanuela Barbiroglio for 'Horizon – The EU Research & Innovation Magazine'.
Inaugural issue of ‘Consumption and Society’ out now
Dan Welch is the co-founder of the new journal focussing on understanding consumption as societal phenomenon.
SCI workshop: Net Zero Populism
The SCI and Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research hosted a workshop on ‘Net Zero Populism’ led by Mat Paterson, Stan Wilshire and Carly McLachlan.
Putting Net Zero into Action: addressing the implementation gap
SCI Honorary Researcher joined a panel of experts at the UKERC Research Conference ‘Putting Net Zero into Action: addressing the implementation gap’, and gave a talk about the government’s ongoing Net Zero Society project
SCI Researcher to speak at Sustainable Futures event in September
Catherine Walker to speak about ‘Negotiating climate and sustainability challenges in migrant households in the UK and Australia’ at the event.
SCI Blog: The Other Side of the Fence - Consumption, Activism, and the Owens Park Tower Occupation
SCI PhD Student Anna-Maria Köhnke writes in her new blog post about the 2020 occupation of Owens Park and how it links to current strike waves.
Climate Emergency: How the Inequality Crisis is Dynamically Related to the Sociogenesis of Climate Change
Mark has just published an article in the first issue of a new international journal, Global Social Challenges.
SCI workshop: (Re)making infrastructures in response to sustainability and climate emergencies
On 30th June SCI Research Associate Torik Holmes and his collaborators held an SCI-funded workshop on '(Re)making infrastructures in response to sustainability and climate emergencies' at Alliance Manchester Business School.