BSC Early Career Researchers Network
The newly established BSC Early Career Researchers Network was officially launched in Nottingham 2016.
The ECRN aims at:
– Being the first reference point for Early Career Researchers in Criminology in the UK. While we do not place any rigid definition on the term ‘early career researcher’ the term is commonly associated to post-doc researchers within 5 years from the completion of their PhD.
– Establishing links with similar ECRN groups in other learned society (such as ASC and ESC) and with other networks and groups in the BSC as well to avoid duplication of efforts.
– Supporting the organisation of workshops of interests to Early Career Researchers, such as meetings with publishers, editors, UK Councils’ officers, Research Officers, methodology experts etc.
– Establishing a platform to share ideas and research findings during the annual conference, through appropriately themed panels under the same stream and in other occasions throughout the year.
Call for Papers
The Sixth Annual Doctoral Research Workshop on Central Asia
“Il/legal” and informal practices in the Eurasian region
Senate House, Russell Square, Street, London, WC1E 7HU
Saturday, 27 January 2018
Convened by Dr. Gulzat Botoeva and Dr. Gül Berna Özcan
Widespread illegal and informal practices in the Eurasian region have been studied from different disciplinary angles. Illegal migrant settlers, illegal hashish harvesting, informal payments in medical and educational organizations, and similar phenomena have been the focus of sociologists, anthropologists and political scientists. While there is a growing interest in such studies, there is not much dialogue among scholars that focus on diverse issues of illegality and informality within the region. Such a discussion can enhance the theoretical understanding of concepts such as legal and illegal, licit and illicit, formal and informal. There is also a need to develop a critical approach to illegality and discuss how some practices emerge due to their criminalisation by certain actors such as states, international organizations and other macro-institutions.
All paper proposals should ideally be part of PhD research or a postdoctoral study addressing a country or a region in Eurasia. It is planned to publish the selection of papers from this workshop as a special issue in a journal that focuses on illegality.
Workshop Paper Themes
- Prevailing illegal and informal practices in the Eurasian region
- Social acceptance of illegal practices
- The role of states in ‘illegality’
- Blurred boundaries between legal and illegal, licit and illicit, formal and informal
- Criminalisation of some segments of society (migrants, muslims, drug users, etc.)
- Research methodologies and fieldwork experience; conducting ethnographic fieldwork and survey research.
- Author’s name, institutional affiliation and e-mail
- A max. 500-word paper summary
- Bio: 100 words max.
Deadline for Submission: 27 October 2017
All submissions should be sent to:
Ms. Khalida Azhigulova, University of Leicester (firstname.lastname@example.org)
“Can we really publish something new?” Discussion on publishing first monographs in criminology with Josephine Taylor for Palgrave Macmillan and Associate Professor Pamela Davies (Northumbria University).
“Are we in the News? A conversation between academia and the media”, with Jake Riddell, journalist with Freemantle Media, Dr Anna Di Ronco (University of Essex) and Dr Nic Groombridge (University of South Wales).
“Doing Research in high-risk environments or high-security fields: a roundtable to share experiences”, with Bingul Durbas (University of Sussex) Kate Gooch (University of Leicester) Kirstine Szifris (Manchester Metropolitan University) Simone Santorso (University of Hull).
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