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A Conversation with Professor Roger Burrows

Date & time

3–5pm 10 August 2017

Speakers

Professor Roger Burrows, Newcastle University & Goldsmiths College, UK

Contacts

Dr Gavin Smith

Professor Roger Burrows is a prominent and highly regarded British sociologist with varied interests in: the impact of unsustainable home ownership on children, families and health; residential mobility in the social rented sector; the geodemographics industry and the social implications of geo-locative technologies more generally; the use of digital technologies by people with chronic illnesses; virtual self-support systems; and, most recently, the impact of the 'super rich' on neighbourhoods in London. He is on the editorial boards of Body & Society, The Sociological Review, Theory, Culture and Society and Big Data and Society. Roger is a RSSS Visiting Fellow in the School of Sociology during August and the first part of September 2017, and he has kindly agreed to come in and discuss three seminal papers he has authored in an informal, dialogical seminar. Among other things, Roger will discuss some of the key challenges confronting social scientific practice in an age of digital data. He has kindly provided three papers that he would like the participants to read and engage with prior to the event.

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