RN37 - Urban Sociology
- Marta Smagacz-Poziemska, Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University, Poland
- M. Victoria Gómez, Departamento de Análisis Social, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
- Patrícia Pereira, CICS-NOVA, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
- Laura Guarino, Department of Political Sciences, University of Genova, Italy
- Sebastian Kurtenbach, Institute of interdisciplinary research on conflict and violence (IKG), Bielefeld University, Germany
- Juan Jose Villalon Ogayar,Department of Sociology III (Social Trends), UNED, Spain
Inequality and uncertainty: current challenges for cities. III Midterm Conference
Escuelas Pías Building, C/ Tribulete nº 14, Madrid (Spain)
For the third mid-term conference we propose inequality and uncertainty as terms to guide our reflections about urban realities. Both inequalities and uncertainties impact everyday practices, individual and communal identities, fears and (im)possibilities, as well as visions of the future. Both are clearly evident in today’s urban contexts.
In this conference we also wish to celebrate and bring into the discussion the works of two social scientists who greatly contributed to Urban Sociology and Urban Studies in general: Lefebvre and Simmel.
We welcome proposals exploring theoretical, methodological, and empirical issues.
An abstract in English of maximum 300 words should be submitted until January, 28th.
Full Call For Papers and Abstract Submission: https://esarn37.hypotheses.org/812
Suzanne Hall, London School of Economics and Political Science (London, UK)
Suzanne Hall is Director of the Cities Programme and an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research explores the intersection of global migration and urban marginalisation. Through an ESRC award she has focused on migrant economies and spaces on urban high streets across the UK. Suzi is author of City, Street and Citizen: The measure of the ordinary and is a recipient of a 2017 Philip Leverhulme Prize.
Jesús Leal, The Complutense University (Madrid, Spain)
Jesús Leal is an Emeritus professor of sociology at the Complutense University of Madrid. His teaching activity has mainly focused on Urban Sociology, Urbanism and Population topics, having conducted many research projects on these issues. Coordinator of the committee of experts in housing and editor of the white book on housing in Spain, he has been Visiting Professor at several foreign universities (Berkeley, Paris) and has participated in various international research networks related to urban sociology and housing issues.
Martina Löw, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Martina Löw is professor of sociology at the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. Her areas of specialization and research are sociological theory, urban sociology, space theory and cultural sociology. She was visiting professor and held fellowships at universities in Gothenburg (Sweden), Salvador da Bahia (Brazil), St. Gallen (Switzerland), Paris (France) and Vienna (Austria). From 2011 until 2013 she was president of the German Sociological Association. Currently she is head of the Collaborative Research Centre “Re-Figuration of Spaces” (DFG).
Public space and private lives in contemporary city. I Midterm Conference, 2014, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon (Portugal)
Moving cities: Contested views on urban life. II Midterm Conference, 2016, Jagiellonian University, Krakow (Poland)
RN37 Biennial Report for 2015-2017