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  • Subjectivity and Psychosocial Research Group (chair V Walkerdine; previously Culture/Subject/Economy)
  • Social Theory Forum (chair W Housley & J Latimer)
  • Medicine and Society Research Cluster (chair J Latimer)
  • Post-human Theory Cluster (chair J Latimer & M Miele/CPLAN)
  • Childhood Research Group (chair S Holland & E Renold)


  • Growing older in the age of anti-ageing science & medicine
  • Caring in technologically mediated kinship, relationality and affect
  • Politics of matter – Ontology and justice after constructivism
  • Researching affect
  • Precarious working conditions in technoscience
  • Human & non-human animal relations
  • Social movements in the sciences


  • Cultural, social and political theory
  • Social and ecological transformations
  • Affect and the circulation of identities
  • Everyday experience: emerging modes of relationality and subjectivity
  • Process theory: radical empiricism and constructivism
  • Human, animal and non-human associations and assemblages
  • Medical anthropology and critical studies of health
  • Care: ethics, knowledge, science and technology
  • Radical social movements: their practices and mobilisations
  • Human enhancement: embodiment and exploitation
  • Methodological innovation – ‘ethnography without borders’ – tracing stabilities and
  • transnational transformations through tracking the local


The CIP research group meets every month through its lunchtime seminar programme and invited seminar presentations and events. CIP activities include:

  • Invited speaker series
  • Public workshops
  • Reading seminars
  • Development of research proposals
  • Doctoral research students meetings
  • Work in progress seminars
  • Organisation of conferences and symposia
  • International co-operations and visiting research exchanges
  • Active webpage
  • Public engagement with social movements, practitioners, and other non-academic institutions and persons

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