Webinar 1

Thinking about social resilience from a social science perspective in crisis times

Date and time: Sept 9 14.15-16.30

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

Meeting ID: 690 2034 5388, Password: 316223

For this opening seminar, we have invited researchers experienced in the study of resilience to reflect upon resilience as a concept; its advantages and challenges. The seminar thus asks: What is social resilience and what is not social resilience? What makes resilience social? And how can resilience be understood from a social science perspective? These questions and many others will be discussed at the seminar and related to various research fields including Environmental Social Sciences, Development Studies, and Social Work.


Katrina Brown, Professor Emerita of Social Sciences, University of Exeter, UK. On experiences from interdisciplinary research on sustainability and environmental change, development, vulnerability and resilience.

Dieunedort Wandji, Dr. and research officer in Politics and International Development, University of Portsmouth, UK. On the development of vernacular resilience and bottom-up approaches to resilience in studies in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Michael Ungar, Professor in Social Work and director of Resilience Research Center, Dalhousie University; CA. On researching resilience of marginalised children and families experiencing mental health challenges, community resilience in refugee and immigrant youth populations and populations experiencing violent extremism.


Helle Rydström, Professor at the Department for Gender Studies and President of the Society for Critical Studies of Crisis, Lund university.

August 13, 2021

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