About Us

The Bauman Institute for Critical Sociology is an interdisciplinary research centre with an international reputation for applied social theory and policy-relevant research.

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Projects

Our research includes: Alternative Finance for the Climate Emergency; Ideas of Europe and ‘the West’ in Social Theory; Community Participation and Emergency Planning; Art, Politics and Urban Protest.

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Bauman Archive

We are working with professional archivists to collate, index, and make available to the public a vast and unique body of hitherto unseen material to develop a complete portrait of Bauman’s work.

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I happen to believe that questions are hardly ever wrong; it is the answers that might be so. I also believe, though, that refraining from questioning is the worst answer of all

Zygmunt Bauman

Spotlights

PROSEU is a Horizon 2020 funded project through which we are working with partners in 11 EU countries to assess new business models and innovative finance solutions for Europe's green energy transition.
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In a context of deep austerity, Financing for Society assesses investment-based crowdfunding as a new model of finance for UK public bodies tasked with delivering some of the most urgent social and environment infrastructure our communities need. Might a new Community Municipal Bond empower the regions through citizen-led finance?
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To be eligible for the Janina Bauman Prize, the MA Dissertation must address an area of “significant ethical or moral relevance”, which was a concern of Janina Bauman’s own writing.
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News, Events and Blog

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Our dear friend and Affiliated Member of the Bauman Institute, Dr Albena Azmanova, launches her new book in Brussels next month.

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Our dear friends at Thesis Eleven have published a celebration of Keith Tester on the first anniversary of his death.

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The Bauman Institute has secured funding to offer a new Laidlaw Undergraduate Leadership and Research Scholarship.

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Dr Mark Davis has been appointed to the Editorial Board of Sociology - a major journal of the British Sociological Association (BSA).

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A symposium at the University of Leeds Please see the Call for Papers if you wish to take part in...

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A training workshop to learn how investment-based crowdfunding can be used to support public sector project delivery, and gain a better understanding of local donation-based crowdfunding.

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This transdisciplinary symposium will mark the second anniversary of the death of this renowned and internationally influential sociologist and cultural...

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A buffet lunch plus tea and coffee will be provided. In an age of financial crisis and fiscal austerity, can...

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To mark the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of Zygmunt Bauman’s Modernity and the Holocaust (1989), two events were held in the week...

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On Tuesday this week, NESTA and the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance published “Pushing Boundaries”, their latest annual report on...

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Driving FinTech in Manchester Wednesday 30th September, Barclays RISE Manchester Innovate Finance is an industry-backed body aiming to promote the...

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Pathfinders, ICAEW Great Hall, London, Friday 25th September 2015 Responsible, democratic and fair: how many of us think those words can be reasonably...

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