Keynote speakers confirmed for BSA Annual Conference

The 2012 annual conference promises to be dynamic, fiery, informative,
and is definitely not to be missed. Bettering our 60th anniversary
conference this year will be a challenge, but we're determined we can
make it happen - just take a look at our world-renowned keynote

* STEPHEN ACKROYD - Esteemed UK sociologist renowned for his work on
organisational analysis

* ZYGMUNT BAUMAN - World-famous Polish sociologist and author of over
50 books including Liquid Modernity

* ROSEMARY BATT - Acclaimed US Professor of Women and Work and
international specialist on call centres

* MICHAEL BURAWOY - Highly respected Berkley-based British
sociologist best known in the UK as the leading proponent of public

* JOHN BREWER - President of the British Sociological Association and
renowned specialist on peace processes

Our themes are deliberately broad and all-encompassing, designed to
appeal to the entire spectrum of sociologists and stimulate lively
debate. We're assessing the impact of austerity on law, families,
education, healthcare, research, and much more. You are at the heart of
the discipline. Your voice is important. Join the finest scholars from
across the globe to lead the debate. Policy makers are coming to hear
what you - the people with real experience - have to say.

It's time for sociology to make a defining impact. It's time for the
public to know how important our work is. Help to shape the future of
the world around you this year.

We're still accepting abstracts for next year's conference, so please
take this opportunity to get in touch and contribute to the debate -
we're interested in all angles, all ideas, every argument.

To find out more about the conference, or to submit an abstract, please
visit our website:
The talk may be about austerity, but there's no limit on thought. We
want to show how progress is made. Come and have your say, or just
listen to what's being said, at next year's conference. It promises to
be yet another spectacular meeting of minds that stands to offer
something for everyone involved - wherever they stand in the debate.

11-13 April 2012
BSA Annual Conference: Sociology in an Age of Austerity University of
Leeds Submission deadline: 7 October 2011

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