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The Viva

I was recently asked to speak at The School of Sociology and Social Policy at The University of Nottingham on my experience of the viva. When I started planning what I might say, I tried to think about how I conceptualised the viva prior to undertaking it. The first thing that I wrote down, without …

“I am Korean”: North Korean Defectors Negotiating Identity in London

In recent years, approximately 400-500 North Korean defectors have settled in New Malden, south-west London, living alongside a substantial and established community of over 10,000 South Korean immigrants.[1] A significant number of North Koreans decide to move to New Malden, London, where there is an established South Korean community, as English language barriers prevent them …

9th Enquire Conference: Inequalities and Social Research

On 25th of February 2017 postgraduate researchers from various disciplines met at the 9th Enquire conference to discuss inequalities and social research. There were 18 papers and three keynote speeches given on a variety of topics, including for example: precarity and youth, social mobility in Chile, climate change, marginality as a gift, the British monarchy, …