School of Social Sciences news archive
Chicago, Theory, and the Discourse of the Irish Emigrant Letter
London Met academic to deliver paper as part of international conference.
London Met academic elected chair of the Board of Trustees of the British Sociological Association
Professor Louise Ryan will serve as chair of the largest sociological network in the UK for a two-year term.
Journalism and human rights in Mexico: how to preserve the voices of the killed
The final seminar from the Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre this academic year will explore the danger facing Mexico's journalists.
New research to inform national change in police approach to sexual violence
London Met's Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit collaborated with experts around the UK on a project to improve the experiences of victims and tighten the grip on offenders.
New Turkey's new diasporas
A one-day workshop, open to all, will explore Turkey’s authoritarian turn under the Erdogan regime.
Bridging the gap between the military and the diplomatic world
Captain John Foreman, UK Defence Attaché in the British Embassy in Moscow, spoke to students in Politics and International Relations about Russian policy and international diplomacy.
LGBTQI+ Lambeth residents invited to take part in COVID research project
The project is looking to learn more about the experiences of LGBTQI+ communities, to influence policies and services that enable LGBTQI+ people in Lambeth to thrive.
Understanding vaccine hesitancy in London
The NHS and London Metropolitan University are launching a joint research project to understand why Londoners are the least likely to take a Covid vaccine.
Exploring migrants' experiences of ageing
A new research paper from London Met and the University of Sheffield looks into the challenges that migrants face with regard to ageing.
London Met statement on anti-Asian racism
We are outraged at the rise in racially motivated attacks targeted at East-Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific Island people in the UK and around the world.
Elections 2021: Will the goddess Fortuna smile upon Mr. Johnson again?
Dr Peter Laugharne, Senior Lecturer in Politics & International Relations on the significance of the vote on 6 May, which will be the first public test of Labour leader Keir Starmer.
Is there a populist foreign policy?
A new paper from Dr Angelos Chryssogelos focuses on the broader approaches that populists take to questions of foreign policy beyond Europe and in their attitudes to Atlanticism.
Political violence against women in the northern Mexican border
Dr María López recently presented her research work for her book, addressing how the crisis of violence and security provision impacts migrant women at the US–Mexico border.
Exploring the links between extremism and violence against women
London Met's Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit is undertaking research on religious and racial supremacist movements and how they connect to violence against women and girls.
Angels of Mercy
Professor Louise Ryan featured on a podcast exploring the story of the women who left Ireland to train and work as nurses in England.
Pontins and 'No Irish Need Apply': the prejudice that refuses to die
Professor Louise Ryan and Professor Don MacRaild explore the enduring anti-Irish prejudice in Britain following the reveal that holiday firm Pontins holds a blacklist of Irish surnames.
Public shaming in Russia
A new research project will explore public shaming in Russia from the post-Stalin period to the present day.
Changing the conversation: from women's safety to women's freedom
Professor Liz Kelly, Director of London Met's Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit, asks what it is about our culture that allows women to be harmed, and what it would take to change this
The impact of Covid on student parents
Research by London Met academics Jane Lewis, Heather Allison, Patrick Mulrenan and Helen Redd explores the additional pressures the pandemic is having on students with children.
Religion, Identity and Power
A new book from London Met lecturer Dr Ahmet Erdi Öztürk, which explores the ethnoreligious transformation of Turkey and the Balkans, was launched last week.
Fact or fiction?: Event series to support public decision making
An expert panel will answer questions on vaccinations, masks, social distancing and the nature and behaviour of the COVID-19 virus itself.
How relationships changed in lockdown
A new study aimed to find out how confinement had impacted upon our domestic, work, social and leisure habits.
Britain and China's 'deteriorating' relationship
Head of Politics and International Relations Dr Andrew Moran weighs in on hostility in Sino-UK relations, and the news that China has banned BBC World News from broadcasting.
What will US-China relations look like under Biden?
Dr Andrew Moran, Head of Politics and International Relations, says Biden is entering a relationship with China that is different to the one he left as Vice-President four years ago.
Welcoming Kishan Devani BEM as Associate Lecturer
A politician, consultant and educator whose work has been pioneering in the area of community-cohesion will explore Geopolitics, Diplomacy and International Relations with students.
From congress to campus: understanding presidential power
Head of Politics and International Relations explored the different theories of the role of the Presidency at a conference for A-level Politics students.
Kashmir as a Borderland
Dr Antía Mato Bouzas will present the research from her new book, which explores the implications of the Kashmir dispute from a borderland perspective.
"In a democracy, it is important that every vote is counted"
Dr Andrew Moran, Head of Politics and International Relations, weighs in on the tumultuous American election amid Trump's false claims that the result is being 'stolen'.
London Met joins Horizon2020 project MIMY
The project aims to improve the situation of young migrants throughout Europe.
Costing the earth
Associate Lecturer in Politics and International Relations Ian Shields discussed the likely impact of climate change on geopolitical conflict on a recent Radio 4 programme.
Developing a public health framework around youth knife crime
Criminologist Dr James Alexander will evaluate Camden's Youth Safety Task Force which advocates early intervention and multifaceted support systems for at-risk young people.
Louise Ryan appointed visiting Professor at University College Cork
Professor Ryan will build links between London Met and her alma mater, particularly among scholars interested in Ireland.
Welcome to our new students
Congratulations to all new students joining London Met this year. We are still accepting applications through clearing - give us a call today on 0800 032 4441.
Unsettling events: the possible impact of Brexit and the pandemic on EU migrants in the UK
Professor Louise Ryan explores the impact of the Brexit vote and COVID-19 on Europeans in the UK, and whether these events make them more likely to return to their countries of origin.
London Met sociologist guest edits special issue on Brexit
'Brexit and Beyond' addresses the implications of Brexit for the UK's EU-citizen population, with a special focus on Central and Eastern European migrants.
International Security Studies: new edition of popular textbook from London Met scholars
Described as 'an excellent mix of theoretical and empirical material,' the book is an essential text for students of international politics and security.
Cohort cohesion: young Europeans’ constructions of nationalism and migration
Professor Alistair Ross examines the predominant suspicion and unease that young people in the EU display towards nationalism, and how they associate this with racism.
Exploring gender facial bias in majority-female environments
Does living in female-dominated care homes affect the ability of elderly people to correctly identify gender from faces?
Polarisation in the Polish Presidential Election
Dr Angelos Chryssogelos, lecturer in Politics and International Relations, takes a look at the Polish Presidential Election and what is causing the political divide within Poland.
The rhetoric of economic nationalism
Dr Gordana Uzelac argues that Britain has been experiencing a shift in its dominant ideology, from neoliberalism to economic nationalism.
What happens to undocumented migrants in a pandemic?
Maja Myhre, Lecturer in Health and Social Care and PhD candidate in Health Policy, reflects on the policy actions that have left so many unprotected.
New Turkey, New Diasporas
Dr A. Erdi Ozturk, lecturer in International Relations and Politics, explains his research around how Turkey currently governs and controls its diasporas across the world.
The Mozart effect on short-term memory
London Met research shows listening to Mozart improves short-term memory - while the music of fellow Austrian composer, Mahler, degrades it.
Nationalism, militarism and masculinity – how do the three connect?
Dr Stratis Andreas Efthymiou argues that militarism, nationalism and masculinity have a symbiotic relationship, which is made and remade in social, political and symbolic activity.
Lax COVID-19 rules put lives of Mexico’s maquiladora workers at risk
The maquiladora workers in Ciudad Juárez face a terrible dilemma: isolate at home without a peso in their pockets or show up to work and risk losing their lives.
Nationalism, militarism and masculinity in post-conflict Cyprus
A highly detailed study by Dr Stratis Andreas Efthymiou explores the key role that masculinity plays in soldiers going to war in the name of a nation.
Turkey's multi-layered adventure with Covid-19
“We will see a Turkey that seeks to be more globally influential after COVID-19 subsides, but fails to attain its desired degree of influence”.
Knife crime: realities and misconceptions
Dr James Alexander, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, walks us through his 14 years of research, concerning the causes of knife crime across the UK.
The 2020 US Elections and coronavirus
"What is at stake here for Trump is re-election", says Dr Andrew Moran, Head of International Relations and Politics.
A visit from former members of the US Congress
London Met welcomed two former US Congresspeople to speak about their experience of working in Congress, as well as Donald Trump and the 2020 Elections.
Leading the fight for trans rights
BA Journalism student Ryan Gray reports from Dr Chryssy Hunter’s discussion on transgender and non-binary rights in the UK, an LGBTQIA+ History Month event at London Met.
Careers focused courses strengthen London Met’s postgraduate offer
Ten new postgraduate programmes will provide the necessary preparation for a variety of different career paths.
Criminology lecturers team up with Evening Standard for cannabis project
Dr James Morgan and James Alexander spoke to six cannabis dealers about decriminalisation
National Student Survey success for London Met courses
High scores for overall satisfaction and quality of teaching on a number of London Met courses.
London Met hosts one of the world’s largest psychology conferences
London Metropolitan University hosted the 60th annual TEAP conference which brought together world-leading psychology researchers.
2019 Students’ Union winners announced
The 2019 Students’ Union (SU) winners were announced in a glamorous awards ceremony in the Great Hall.
Holocaust survivor to give testimony to London Met students
Hana Kleiner, a Holocaust survivor, to speak about her experience to students and staff. Places are still available but limited, book your free ticket now.
"Progress on Stephen Lawrence improvements to community policing not sustained," Dr Neville Lawrence
The father of Stephen Lawrence, the London teenager who was stabbed to death in 1993, was joined by Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, to speak at a London Met symposium.
Brexit in the media and gender equality: a journey in Spain
Two London Met lecturers flew out to Spain last week to lecture on Brexit and careers coaching - and take a stand in favour of gender equality.
Former members of the US Congress visit London Met
London Metropolitan University welcomed two former US Congresspeople to speak about their first-hand experience of working in Congress under President Trump’s leadership.
Expert comment: Seven MPs resign from the Labour Party
Dr Peter Laugharne, an expert in Politics and International Relations at London Metropolitan University, offers his insight into the resignation of seven Labour MPs on 18 February 2019.
Education at London Met cited as 'an example of good practice' by the European Commission
London Metropolitan University has been named as "an example of good practice" and a "source of inspiration for others" by the European Commission, an executive body of the EU.
2017/18 Academic Excellence Award winners announced
Congratulations to our 2017/18 Academic Excellence Award winners. We are proud of your achievements and wish you all the best for the future.
London Met founder member of innovative crime research network
Professor John Grieve CBE QPM is part of the newly launched London Policing Research Network, a policing network which focuses exclusively on modern crime in London.
Reforming UK drug policies
Dr James Morgan recently attended an All-Party Parliamentary Group session to discuss and engage with contemporary drug policies.
London Met hosts Innovative Drugs Policy conference
London Met brings together world-renowned experts for one day event.
Celebrating the Accelerator
To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Accelerator are hosting a launch party to mark the occasion and unveil its new and improved spaces.
Celebrating our 2018 summer graduates
Hundreds of graduates celebrated their achievements at the Barbican Centre on what is undoubtedly one of the biggest days of their lives.
Graduate stories: Klara Orackova
2018 Graduand Klara Orackova shares her memories of three eventful years at London Met
Improving social inclusion for London’s young people
London Met’s Widening Participation team work with young people across London and host a range of taster days to give tomorrow’s leaders a taste of university life.
London Met alumna among the world's most promising young scientists
Yelena Novikova has been named among the world’s top young scientists for the second year in a row.
Peer-reviewing postgraduate research
Postgraduate students from across the University had the opportunity to present their research findings to students from other areas, promoting cross-collaboration and peer-review.
Young entrepreneurs celebrated at Big Idea Challenge awards
Budding entrepreneurs from across London have been taking part in the annual Big Idea Challenge, one of London’s biggest entrepreneurial competitions for young people.
A celebration of London's entrepreneurs at the Big Idea Challenge awards 2018
With over 10,000 votes cast world-wide, London Met’s Big Idea Challenge really was its biggest yet. Find out who the 2018 winners are.