Podcasts by Year


Enduring and Broken Time - Judith Butler and Lisa Baraitser

Seduced and Betrayed: Exposing the Contemporary Microfinance Phenomenon

  • 25 January 2018
  • Milford Bateman, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia
    Kate Maclean, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
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The New Nationalism: the Rise of the Populist Right in the West

Morbid Love in Late Nineteenth-Century France: Between Decadence and Degeneration

Jessica Benjamin, Beyond Doer and Done To (2017) – Public Panel Discussion



Feminist Emergency - International Conference

Is caring in crisis? Humanitarian crises, public engagement and NGOs

Mapping the Role of ‘Transnational Family Habitus’ in the Lives and Identity of Black Minority Ethnic Young People

Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat: Human Dignity and Biophysical Violence

BiGS Event: Decolonising Witchcraft: Implications for Knowledge and Health

  • In collaboration with the Peltz Gallery
  • Speakers:
    • Frank Somers
    • Peter Wilkin
    • Jasmine Gideon
  • 3 March 2017
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BiGS Event: British Caricature and Queer Fashioning 1750-1900

BiGS Event: ‘Archives of Feeling’: Matt Cook on the AIDS crisis in Britain, c.1987

  • Matt Cook's Inaugural lecture
  • In collaboration with The Raphael Samuel History Centre
  • 1 December 2016
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Revolutions in a Warming World: Lessons from Syria

Jessica Benjamin in Conversation with Lynne Segal

Dame Joan Ruddock in Conversation with Rosie Campbell

On the Demographic Basis of Democratization

BiGS Event: Bowie at Birkbeck

At the Borders of Flesh: A Secret History of Race and Technology

Black Scholars in Critical Dialogue: Confronting Racism in the Academy - Re-imagining the Disciplines


The Challenge of Climate Change: What Can and Can’t Be Fixed?

BiGS Event: Feminism and Radical Utopianism, Past and Present

BiGS Event: Fat Activism is Dangerous

BiGS Event: Homonationalisms and Criminalised Queers: A Panel Discussion about Global Sexual Politics

  • Homonationalisms and Criminalized Queers: A Panel Discussion about Global Sexual Politics
  • Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality (BiGS) in association with Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities
  • Speakers: Tara Atluri, Visiting Fellow, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and GEDS, Birkbeck, University of London; Calogero Giametta, Laboratoire Méditerranéen de Sociologie (LAMES) - Aix-Marseille Université; Mayur Suresh, School of Law, SOAS; Alyosxa Tudor, Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS, University of London and Gender Institute, London School of Economics.Tara Atluri, Visiting Fellow, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and GEDS, Birkbeck, University of London
  • 16 March 2016

Developing Your Research Career: Cultivating Research Impact through Social Media

BISR Methods Lunch: Between the Sheets/In the Streets: Interdisciplinary Sexuality and Gender Studies Research

BiGS Event: Centre Stages of Development: Performance, Public Art and Sexual Politics

BiGS Event: 'Pink Slave' or the Modern Young Woman? Au Pairing in the UK from the 19thC to the Present

When the Heart Can't Contain What the Mind Can See: Psychosocial Research on Human Engagement with Climate Change - Various Speakers

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Architecture in Time: The Temporal Conditions of Design - Various Speakers

Developing Your Research Career: Influencing Parliament and the Policy Process: An Insider's Guide - Alasdair Mackenzie and David Hough



      The Worlding in a Sense of Place - Kathleen Stewart

      Beyond the Skyline: Addressing London's Housing Crisis - Various Speakers

      Reflections on Social Change: Metamorphosis or Transformation? Birkbeck Institute Graduate Conference 2015 - Cristina Flesher Fominaya, Liz Kelly and Illan rua Wall

      Antinormativity's Queer Conventions: A Dialogue with Robyn Wiegman - Robyn Wiegman, Daniel Monk, Sasha Roseneil, Lynne Segal

      The Gendered Dynamics of Power: A One-Day Conference - Various Speakers

      Developing Your Research Career: Uncovering the Wellcome Library - Ross McFarlane

      Playing Like a State: Imagining Progressive Governance through Conservative Christian Refusal - Davina Cooper

      Narrative Networks: Storied Approaches in a Digital Age - Brian Alleyne

      Social Science, Critique and the Rich - Andrew Sayer

      A Tribute to Horace Ové - Various Speakers

      Pits and Perverts Revisited: 'Pride' the Movie and Politics Now (BiGS) - Mike Jackson, Sian James, Diarmaid Kelliher, Bev Skeggs and Daniel Monk

      Gendering Representations of the Financial Crisis (BiGS) - Louise Owen and Kate Maclean

      'Au Pairing After the Au Pair Scheme': ESCR Research Project Dissemination Event - Rosie Cox, Nicky Busch, Bridget Anderson and Helle Stenum

      Journalism, Whistleblowing and the Security State - Katharine Gun, Matthew Hoh, Coleen Rowley, J. Kirk Wiebe and Norman Solomon

      Our Kind of Town? Citizen Social Science, Participatory Mapping and the Struggle for a Just City - Phil Cohen

      'Au Pairing After the Au Pair Scheme': ESCR Research Project Dissemination Event - Rosie Cox, Nicky Busch, Bridget Anderson and Helle Stenum


      The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times - Discussing the Issues - Barbara Taylor, David Bell, Stephen Frosh, Rex Haigh and Lynne Segal

          Filming the Absent Mother - Various Speakers

          Caring in Crisis? Communications and Public Reactions to Humanitarian Crises and International Development Causes - Various Speakers

          Brown Moses: Investigating Conflict Zones through Social Media - Eliot Higgins

          The Vicissitudes of Postcolonial Citizenship and Belonging in Late Liberalism - Sasha Roseneil

          Movement Away and To Home: Criticism as a Mode of Belonging - Veena Das

          Temporal Vertigo: The Paradoxes of Ageing (BiGS) - Various Speakers

          The Wild: Humans, Animals, Anarchy (BiGS) - Jack Halberstam

          'Older Women', Policy and Politics - Fiona MacTaggart, Rosie Campbell, Joni Lovenduski and Jackie Ashley

          A Feeling for Things: A Conversation around the Work of Jane Bennett - Various Speakers



          The Persistence of Segregation in the 21st Century American Metropolis - John Logan

          The Future of Feminism - Nancy Fraser

          Using Narratives to Study Social Change - Molly Andrews

          After, Beyond the Fragments - Sheila Rowbotham, Lynne Segal and Hilary Wainwright

          Living Apart Together: A Multi-Method Analysis - Sasha Roseneil, Simon Duncan and Miranda Phillips

          Womens Lives, Well Being and Community: Arts-Based Biographical Methods - Maggie O'Neill

          Street Art and the Contemporary City - Alison Young

            Interrogating "the Social Unconscious" - Earl Hopper

            Psychoanalysis as Epistemology: Psycho-Social Methods Since 'Doing Qualitative Research Differently' - Wendy Hollway

            Developing Your Research Career: How to Write Successful Grant Proposals - Anthony Woods

            Blogging to Help Develop Your Research Career - Sarah-Louise Quinnell

            Citizenship, Gender and Diversity - Sasha Roseneil, Beatrice Halsaa and Sevil Sümer



            Celebration Capitalism: the London Olympics and Its Discontents - Jules Boykoff

            Reacting to Reality Television - Helen Wood

            Multimodal Methods for Researching Digital Data - Carey Jewitt

            Developing Your Research Career: Research Grants - Liz Francis

            Superman, Tiger Mother: Aspiration Management and the Child as Waste - Cindy Katz

                  Developing Your Research Career: Publishing Journal Articles - Miriam Zukas, Li Wei and Esther Leslie

                  Developing Your Research Career: Publishing a Book - Stephen Frosh and Catherine Gray



                  Food and Public Space in a Global City - Carolyn Steel, Paul Smyth, Martin Caraher and Ben Reynolds

                  The Political Economy of Social Reproduction across the Lifecourse: Global Perspectives - Various Speakers

                  Capital Realism - Mark Fisher in conversation with Amber Jacobs

                  • Capital Realism  -  Mark Fisher in conversation with Amber Jacobs
                  • 17th January 2011
                  • Mark Fisher author of Capitalist Realism: Is There no Alternative? (Zero Books 2009) in which he addressed the condition of ideological malaise produced by neo-liberal capitalism -or as he puts it- the “widespread sense that not only is capitalism the only viable political and economic system, but also that it is now impossible even to imagine a coherent alternative to it.”

                  Mobile Lives, Digital Emotions - Anthony Elliott

                  • Mobile Lives, Digital Emotions
                  • 8th November 2010
                  • Anthony Elliott is Chair of Sociology at Flinders University, Australia; Visiting Research Professor at the Open University, UK, and from 2010-2013 Visiting Professor at University College Dublin, Ireland.  He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and his writings have been published in sixteen languages.  His recent books include Making The Cut (2008), Contemporary Social Theory: An Introduction (2009), The New Individualism (2009, 2E, with Charles Lemert) and Mobile Lives (2010, with John Urry). He is the editor of The Routledge Companion to Social Theory (2010) and is coeditor of Globalization: A Reader (2010)

                  'Home' - Daniel Miller and Matt Cook



                  Diagnosing the Contemporary: Gender and Social Injustice after the Crisis - Diane Perrons

                  Diagnosing the Contemporary: Crises and Conjunctures - John Clarke

                  Diagnosing the Contemporary: Working the Spaces of Power - Janet Newman

                  Burning Memories: Sacrifice and the Unconscious in History - Uri Hadar and Stephen Frosh

                  Sites of Conflict: Psycho-Political Resistance in Israel-Palestine - Various Speakers

                  • Sites of Conflict: Psycho-Political Resistance in Israel-Palestine
                  • 15th & 16th October 2009
                  • Speakers: Mohamed Altawil; Nissim Avissar; Sami Awaida;  Jessica Benjamin; Tova Buksbaum; Bea Campbell; Stan Cohen; Stephen Frosh; Uri Hadar; Seamas Heaney; Maureen Hetherington; Samah Jabr; Ghada Karmi; Adah Kay; Yehudit Keshet; Keith Kahn-Harris; Richard Kuper; Elana Lakh; Moshe Landsman; Tony Lerman; Sheila Melzak; Mohamad Mukhaimar; Rateb Abu Rahmeh; Jacqueline Rose; Jihan Salem; Andrew Samuels;  Eyad el Sarraj; Lynne Segal; Felicity de Zulueta.

                  Diagnosing the Contemporary - Nadje Al-Ali