The Non-Death of Neoliberalism Conference Call for Papers

York St. John University will be hosting the Non-Death of Neoliberalism Conference on Friday 25th May 2018. If you (or someone you know ) is an early career researcher this is a excellent place to exhibit your research, engage in critical debate with other researchers, and hear informed and creative talks on issues relating to the ways neoliberal policy and ideology have impacted society. If you are interested or have any questions please direct your inquiries to

Call for Papers:

CfP: The Non-Death of Neoliberalism

York St. John University, Friday 25th May 2018


Building on the inaugural Crime, Culture and Social Harm conference at York St. John University last year, the ‘Non-Death of Neoliberalism’ conference invites papers that explore the impact of neoliberalism on social, cultural and political harm. The aim of the conference is to facilitate a range of interdisciplinary antagonisms that push back against nascent forms of neoliberalism – that is, those adapted/adapting manifestations borne of the decade-old financial crisis – and the variety of increasingly destructive problems these approaches create: this might involve new and terrifying financial realities, neoliberal designs on the imagined future of post-Brexit Britain, or tactical interventions that seek to dismantle damaging ideological frameworks. Either way, the intention is to develop a network and space for conversations with critical practitioners and scholars of zemiology, and encourage future collaborative projects stemming from the conference.


We are especially keen to welcome early career researchers who deal with, amongst other things, the following indicative topics:


  • Power and political economy
  • Government policy, democracy and austerity
  • War and technology
  • Debt and gambling
  • Brexit and freedom
  • Public services, the NHS and education
  • Gentrification and housing
  • The decline of the academy
  • The military-industrial-entertainment complex
  • Cultural articulations of neoliberal doctrine



Submission of abstracts:

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted – alongside a biography of no more than 100 words – to Proposed papers can take a variety of forms: we encourage creative thinking around this.


The deadline for submissions is March 16th. Successful speakers will be contacted the following week.

Welcome (back) to sociology and criminology at York St. John!

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Welcome everyone to an exciting year here at York St. John. The sociology and criminology faculty are thrilled to be getting this term under way, and to be meeting all of the new students and welcoming back all of the returning familiar faces. We have a bunch of great new faculty members for you to meet this year too. Over the next few weeks we will be introducing you to them on this blog. We’ll be posting their picture and a bit about their research and interests. So keep visiting to get introduced to all of your new favourite lecturers, and to get reintroduced to your old favourites as well.

Also, if you have any questions that you want answered about the department, or faculty that you’d specifically like covered and want to know more about, or if you’d like to help write this blog and post your thoughts about the program please email and we’ll make sure we we get to whatever it is you’re interested in. Be in touch. We’ve got you covered.

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