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Spring 2022 Greetings:

The SCSC looks forward to yet another series of thought provoking webinars.

Join our webinars to explore the ways in which crisis and social resilience interact in regard to various urgent questions, fields, and contexts.

Welcome!

The SCSC Board and Social Resilience Theme

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Fall Greetings:

Welcome back after the summer break!

As the result of a collaboration between the SCSC and the Social Resilience Theme hosted by the Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University, the SCSC fall webinar series will critically explore social resilience in crisis times.

Please check the program and join the webinars!

The SCSC Board and Social Resilience Theme

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Summer Greetings:

The SCSC thanks all participants of the webinar series for their engagement and contributions.

Please watch this space for new webinars planned for after the summer. Wishing you all a good summer!

The SCSC Board

February 18, 2022

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Webinar Series Spring 2022

During spring of 2022, the SCSC will continue focusing on social resilience in crisis times. The webinar series is the result of a collaboration between the SCSC and the Social Resilience Theme launched by the Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University. The Social Resilience Theme is devoted to stimulating critical cross- and interdisciplinary research on resilience, theoretically, methodologically, and empirically. Social resilience and crises tend to be intimately intertwined with one another. With this webinar series, we welcome various audiences to participate in examining social resilience in crisis times as shaped in various contexts.

Social resilience has been understood as the “ability of groups or communities to cope with external stresses and disturbances as a result of social, political and environmental change” (Adger 2000). The webinar series critically considers this approach as an entry to advance social sustainability research. The series thus sheds light on the ways in which a social science perspective on resilience distinguishes itself from other disciplinary understandings. That is, when is resilience ‘social’ and how do various disciplines render the notion meaningful?

With the series, we wish to promote the development of critical scholarship and establish an interdisciplinary network of scholars interested in pursuing research on social resilience in crisis times. During four webinars in spring 2022 Swedish and international scholars will discuss crisis and social resilience in relation to the topics of Climate, Gender, Work, Communication

Please click on each webinar’s link (available within short) to read the abstract and attend on Zoom. 

WEBINAR 2022:1 (the sixth social resilience webinar)

Climate, Crisis, Social Resilience

March 10, 14.15-16.00

Speakers:

Helen Avery, researcher at the Centre for Environmental and Climate Science and the Centre for Advanced Middle Eastern Studies, Lund university, Sweden.

Cristobal Diaz Martinez, Phd in Planning Studies and member of research group Cities, Governance and Planning, UCL- University College London, UK.

Lala Peñaranda, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy, (TUED), US.

Juan Antonio Samper, Doctoral Student at Lund University Center for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS), Sweden. 

Chair:

Patric Nordbeck, Postdoctoral Researcher at the department for Psychology, Lund university, Sweden.

WEBINAR 2022: 2 (the seventh social resilience webinar)

Gender, Crisis, Social Resilience

March 24, 14.14-16.00

Speakers:

Cristian Norocel, Associate Senior Lecturer at the department for Gender Studies, Lund university.

Sara Kauko, Postdoctoral Researcher at the department for Gender Studies, Lund University.

Claudia Di Matteo, Doctoral Student at the School of Social Work, Lund university.

Chair:

Helle Rydström, Professor at the department for Gender Studies, Lund university.

WEBINAR 2022: 3 (the eighth social resilience webinar)

Work, Crisis, Social Resilience

April 28, 14.15-15.00

Speakers:

Rebecca Prentice, Reader in Anthropology and International Development, University of Sussex.

Matthijs Bal, Professor of Responsible Management, Lincoln International Business School, Lincoln university.

Christopher Mathieu, Associate professor in Organisational and Labour Sociology, Lund university.

Angie Ngọc Trần, Professor, Political Economy, California State University

Chair:

Teres Hjärpe, Dr. in Social Work and coordinator for social science resilience research, Lund university.

WEBINAR 2022:4 (the ninth social resilience webinar)

Communication, Crisis, Social Resilience

May 19, 12.30-14.30

Speakers:

Dewald van Niekerk, Professor, Head of African Centre for Disaster Studies at North West university, SA.

Annette Hill, Professor and Chair of Media and Communication, Lund university, SWE

Marlene Wiggill, Associate professor in Strategic Communication, Lund university.

Chair:

Liv Gaborit, Postdoctoral Researcher in Social Anthropology, Lund university.

February 18, 2022

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About the Society for Critical Studies of Crisis

Society for Critical Studies of Crisis (SCSC) is the culmination of more than two years of inter-disciplinary work at Lund University supported by the Pufendorf Institute through an Advanced Study Group and a CRISIS Theme. These initiatives were a response to urgent calls for political action and ethical calls for more inclusive and efficient models for crisis prevention, mitigation, and restoration.

The SCSC is a non-profit Lund University-based association that was launched at the Symposium on Critical Explorations of Crisis:  Politics, Precariousness, and Potentialities in 2019. It provides a platform for members’ engagement, both individuals and institutions with an interest in critical crisis studies. Membership in the SCSC is free. An annual general meeting will be held.

Aim

The SCSC understands crisis as the result of complex dynamics and interactions rather than a ‘siloed’ event. From an inter- and multidisciplinary perspective, the SCSC seeks to critically examine the interconnectedness between various types of crises, the economic, political, and ideological aspects of a crisis, how these engage to configure politics, realities, and experiences of a crisis, the socially differentiated impacts of a crisis, and its unequal ramifications in particular contexts for specific social groups.

Liability

Swedish legislation and the Lund University policy and ethical regulations set the frame for the SCSC. 

Photo: Mo Hamza
Art: Antony Gormley’s Event Horizon in London, 2007.

June 22, 2021

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Webinar 2022:1 (the sixth social resilience webinar)

Climate, Crisis, Social Resilience

March 10, 14.14-16.00

Link: https://lu-se.zoom.us/j/69020345388?pwd=M2pCczFFbE5oa0N6NlpyVmpNV2Y1UT09

Abstract

With insights from projects in South America and the Middle East, this seminar will explore the resilience of communities and workers in relation to environmental exploitation and climate crisis. Postdoctoral researcher Patric Nordbeck from the department of Psychology will moderate the webinar.

Speakers:

Helen Avery, researcher at the Centre for Environmental and Climate Science and the Centre for Advanced Middle Eastern Studies, Lund university, Sweden. On: Sustainability transitions in the Middle East; strategies for environmentally and socially sustainable society building.

Cristobal Diaz Martinez, Phd in Planning Studies and member of research group Cities, Governance and Planning, UCL, UK. On: Housing policies, self-built settlements and community resilience after local disasters in Latin American capitalist periphery.

Lala Peñaranda, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy, (TUED), United States. On: Workers’ responses to renewable companies and overnight exit of fossil mining companies in still coal-reliant communities.

Juan Antonio Samper, Doctoral Student at Lund University Center for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS). On: The defense of the territory as a form of resilience?

Chair: Patric Nordbeck, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department for Psychology, Lund university, Sweden.

February 18, 2022

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Webinar 2022:2 (the seventh social resilience webinar)

Gender, Crisis, Social Resilience

March 24, 14.15-16.00

Link: https://lu-se.zoom.us/j/69020345388?pwd=M2pCczFFbE5oa0N6NlpyVmpNV2Y1UT09

Speakers:

Cristian Norocel, Associate Senior Lecturer at the department for Gender Studies, Lund university.

Presenting on: Far Right Masculinities of Crises: Transnational Forms of Undermining Democratic Resilience.

Sara Kauko, Postdoctoral researcher at the department for Gender Studies, Lund University. 

Presenting on: “Business always but family first”: women’s entrepreneurialism, crisis, and resilience processes in Argentina.

Claudia Di Matteo, Doctoral Student at the School of Social Work, Lund university.

Presenting on: Social resilience of women’s organisations working with migrants in Sweden and Italy.

February 18, 2022

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Webinar 2022:3 (the eighth social resilience webinar)

Work, Crisis, Social Resilience

April 28, 14.30-16.30

Link: https://lu-se.zoom.us/j/69020345388?pwd=M2pCczFFbE5oa0N6NlpyVmpNV2Y1UT09

Welcome to a webinar where four researchers in Anthropology, Labour Sociology, Responsible Management and Political Economy will analyse dimensions of social resilience in relation to labour and workplace crises. Teres Hjärpe, researcher at the School of Social Work, Lund university, will moderate the webinar.

Speakers:

Rebecca Prentice, Dr. and Reader in Anthropology and International Development, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex, GB. Presenting on: Labour Precarity, the Crisis of Capitalism, and the Uses of Social Protection in Bangladesh.

Matthijs Bal, Professor of Responsible Management, Lincoln International Business School, Lincoln university. Presenting on: A Workplace Dignity Perspective on Resilience.

Christopher Mathieu, Associate Professor of Organisational and Labour Sociology at the Department for Sociology, Lund university. Presenting on: Beyond resilience and the individual employee.

Angie Ngọc Trần, Professor, Political Economy, California State University US. Presenting on: Coping with Precarities: Vietnamese Women Domestic Workers in Saudi Arabia during Covid-19.

Chair:

Teres Hjärpe, Dr. in Social Work and coordinator for social resilience research, Lund university.

February 18, 2022

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Webinar 2022:4 (the ninth social resilience webinar)

Communication, Crisis, Social Resilience

May 19, 12.30-14.30

Link: https://lu-se.zoom.us/j/69020345388?pwd=M2pCczFFbE5oa0N6NlpyVmpNV2Y1UT09

Speakers:

Dewald van Niekerk, Professor and Head of the African Centre for Disaster Studies, at North West University, SA.

On: Resilience in complex adaptive systems.

Marlene Wiggill, Associate professor in Strategic Communication, Lund university.

On: Enhancing social resilience of immigrants and refugees: a strategic disaster risk reduction communication perspective.

Annett Hill, Professor and Chair of Media and Communication, Lund university.

On: Documentary imaginary: Production and audience research of The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence

Chair:

Liv Gaborit, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Lund university, Sweden.

February 18, 2022

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Webinar 5

Social resilience beyond the west

January 27, 15.15-17.00

Access on zoomlink: https://lu-se.zoom.us/j/69020345388?pwd=M2pCczFFbE5oa0N6NlpyVmpNV2Y1UT09

Meeting ID: 690 2034 5388, Password: 316223

At this seminar, assumptions about resilience and crisis in western research will be discussed and challenged. Contributions to this discussion will come from ongoing projects on Myanmar, Kenya, South Africa and more.

Speakers:

Liv Gaborit, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Lund university, Sweden.

On: Resilience of the Resistance Movement in Myanmar

William Jones, Phd-candidate in Ethnology, Lund university.

On: Refining Resilience Discourses in International Development

Rashid Ahmed, Professor in Psychology, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.

On: Overcoming or transforming adversity?: Resilience in the South African context

Martin Andersson, Associate Professor, Department of Economic History, Lund university, Sweden.

On: Resilience to economic shrinking in the developing world

December 15, 2021

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Webinar 4

Dynamic and systems perspectives of resilience in context

Dec, 9th 14.15-16.00

Access on zoom link: https://lu-se.zoom.us/j/69020345388?pwd=M2pCczFFbE5oa0N6NlpyVmpNV2Y1UT09

Meeting ID: 690 2034 5388, Password: 316223

How can we conceptualize social resilience under a relational, process ontology and epistemology? What are the benefits and potential consequences of doing so from a dynamic systems perspective? What does research look like from a such a perspective? How is a systems perspective of resilience applied to real world phenomena? In this seminar, three researchers from different fields who will present their research on these topics.

Speakers:  

Yannick Hill, Doctor of Psychology, Univ. of Heidelberg, GE.  

Valéria Andrade Pinto, Doctoral student of Psychology, Univ. of Cincinnati, US.  

Sahra Svensson-Höglund, Doctoral student of Circular Economy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ., US.  

Chair:

Patric Nordbeck , Postdoctoral researcher, Dep. of Psychology, Lund Univ. SWE.

November 18, 2021

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