News of the Sociology of Consumption and Households Group

Call for applications

The Sociology of Consumption and Households (SCH) Group and the Rural Sociology (RSO) Group at Wageningen University are looking for a post-graduate researcher (Early Stage Researchers - ESR) to carry out a research project on: The politics of care and defining the good life: elderly women’s community food economies in rural Japan.

This project is part of Well-being, Ecology, Gender and cOmmunity (WEGO), a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Innovative Training Network (ITN), funded by the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 (click here) and coordinated by The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam. The deadline for applications is noon, March 1, 2018.

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Jozelin Soto Alacron successfully defended her PhD.

Jozelin Soto Alarcon, who visited SCH as a guest PhD last year, just defended her PhD in rural sociology at the Metropolitan Autonomous University. Congratulations, Jozelin.

Dr Y. Hilevych awarded with a Rubicon grant.

Dr Y. Hilevych, who graduated for her PhD at the SCH group, was awarded a Rubicon grant for her project “The art of conception? Infertility identities in Britain before IVF (1945-1980)”. With this grant she will study the identity forming that was associated with infertility before in vitro fertilisation (IVF) was discovered in the United Kingdom, (1945-1980).

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SCH present @ 13th Conference of the European Sociological Association

Hilje van der Horst and Stefan Wahlen present papers

'Meat, masculinity and morality' - Stefan Wahlen, August 30, 2017

'Care at the food bank: exploring policies, practices and normativities' - Hilje van der Horst, August 31, 2017

'Temporality and the practices of eating' - Marie Plessz1, Stefan Wahlen2, August 31, 2017