Leading criminologist to deliver Annual Sociology Lecture

A leading academic in the field of criminology and sociology will deliver Loughborough University’s Annual Sociology Lecture.

Professor Maggie O’Neill, from Durham University will talk about her biographical research with sex workers and asylum seekers both in Canada and here in the UK.  Much of Professor O’Neil’s research has been carried out whilst walking with and listening to her research participants and the lecture in particular will focus on this.

The lecture is open to all – staff, students and the general public.  It will take place on November 19, in room U020 in the Brockington Building on the University campus.  The talk will start at 4pm and will be followed by an informal reception.   Pre-registration is not required

Currently Professor of Criminology in the School of Applied Social Sciences at Durham University, Maggie O’Neill is also a Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing.  She is a former Principal of Ustinov College at Durham University. She has extensive experience of critical and cultural criminology and works with an interdisciplinary focus.

The Loughborough University Annual Sociology Lecture is hosted by the University’s Department of Social Sciences.  The lecture showcases new work by leading academics and thinkers in the field of sociology internationally.  Previous speakers have included Ruth Lister, Baroness Lister of Burtersett and Professor of Social Policy at Loughborough, Professor Dennis Smith, Professor of Sociology Emeritus at Loughborough and Dr Lisa McKenzie, Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Dr Iris Wigger, Lecturer in Sociology and Programme Director for the BSc Sociology and BSc Sociology with Criminology in the Department of Social Sciences comments:  “We are lucky to have an academic of such stature and experience on campus for our Annual Lecture.  We are very much looking forward to what will be a highly interesting and stimulating evening.”

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